Thursday, January 8, 2009

Most People Who Have A Problem With God

Most people who have a problem with God handle Him in one of two ways:

· They pretend He does not exist:

Which solves the problem of accountability. If He doesn't exist, we are free to live our lives as we please. There remains, however, the thorny problem of explaining how we all got here. The trick is to concoct a fairy tale to the effect that everything around us just "happened." "Chance." TALK ABOUT LIVING BY FAITH!

Currently evolutionists are telling us it all started with amino acids. But where did they come from? Tough to explain away the gnarly issue of "First Cause."

Perhaps this is why God states "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.'" (Psalm 14:1).

· They re-invent Him:

Let's face it, His demand on us for all of our heart, soul, mind and strength is pretty steep, given the fact that we'd rather play than carry a cross. So we cope by:

Reducing God to a manageable size:

"Knowing God, they refused to honor Him as God… hence all their thinking ended in futility, and their misguided minds are plunged into darkness. They boast of their wisdom, but they have made fools of themselves… because they have bartered away the true God for a false one." (Romans 1:21, 22, 25 – neb)

Collecting around us religious leaders who tell us what we want to hear about God:

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers according to their own desires." (2 Timothy 4:2)

Romans 11:22 speaks about the kindness and severity of God. To those who acknowledge Him for who He is: Kindness. To the rest: Severity. As always, the choice is ours.


Facts of the Matter: Daily Devotionals by Dwight Hill

10 comments:

RCA72351 said...

Interesting thoughts. We can only pray that those unbelievers would take the time to access and read these messages you post. We all must work to convince those unbelievers that they are on a road to destruction. I enjoyed this message, allowed me to think about those I have not communicated with since receiving salvation. Whether they believe or not, if they have not accepted the Lord as their savior, they will not be known by him.

Brother Armstrong

Vietta P's two cents said...

If I were an unbeliever this post would certainly upset my opinion and convictions. I would have to take a closer look at the word. I'm sure I would find that it does not contradict itself. Truly there is more evidence of our Jehovah God than not.

My Mama didn't raise no fool, (Psalm 14:1). I'm so glad she didn't.

Thank you for stopping by today. Loved your comment. Glad to be back. I'll try not to do it again lol. Take care.

Mother

HALLELUJAH said...

GOD is no genie in a bottle to be stroked only when we need him.

He is not a toy to be played with and then put away once the newness wears off.

Thought provoking.


GOD Bless~~~

Pastor Rev. Ray E. Owens said...

Reverend,

I am glad I read this post while no one was in the office because my shouting would have made them think something was wrong with me but reverend your post just blessed me.

Keep running,

Owens

Anonymous said...

McGhee, great post and I love the sentiment expressed here. Mankind is always trying to get around the reality of God.

Thanks for the post bro.


Keep looking forward.

Tony R.

Clinton Smith said...

Praise God, He Reigns! Can the church say Amen!

Keith D. Witherspoon said...

Mr. Mayor,

Thank you for this wonderful post!!

You are a wonderful brother and our community is blessed by your presence!

I look forward to many great things from you and GSJ this upcoming year!

Pastor Kraig L. Pullam said...

Dr. McGhee, I am always so blessed by your words and your rich thoughts! Man, you have a gift for plainly yet richly giving nuggets that will inspire and encourage. God is real!!! We always attempt to re-adjust Him; nevertheless, it is HE Who made US.

Shanita Waters said...

Hi Pastor! This is a great post. Very insightful. I never thought of it that way. You pretty much summed up that I have heard individuals that had problems with God tell me.

I pray that many non-believers will stumble across this post and that they will be pricked in their hearts questioning what must they do to be saved. As Mother Vietta said, I would be convicted if I didn't believe and read your post.

Blessings!
Shanita

Ronald said...

Ditto Mr. Mayor, great post. Thank you for providing me with a great evangelistic grid.

Glad to know you
Ron