I believe God is whoever I want Him to be.

wyb GodYou certainly have the right to make God into whomever and whatever you would like Him to be. Over the centuries, humankind has cut gods out of stone, wood, paper and imagination. There are a number of difficulties with that kind of reasoning. First, the god a person ‘wants’ may have little resemblance to the real God who exists beyond, and above, our minds and imaginations. Second, the god we want may seem as changeable as a chameleon. When we’re feeling good, he will be a smiling, benevolent god. If we’re upset with someone, ‘god’ will be a deity of anger and revenge. In short, the god we want is going to look a lot like us, reflecting qualities both good and evil.

So, if the god I ‘want’ has my limitations, what good is he or she going to be? I need a god who is better than me. I need a God who is perfect enough to judge me; loving enough to save me; consistent enough to stay with me and bring me to heaven. I need the God of Christianity.


Check the Book

“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.’ Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” (The Bible, 1 Corinthians 1: 18 -25)

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