Alone at the top
Pastor Mark Jeske
Imagine just for one minute that you can see the world as God does. Imagine that you are he, looking at all the homemade gods that people have designed and worship. How could you not snort in derision that seemingly bright people are giving such honor and glory to things that don’t exist. Their gods are vapor. Imaginations. Fantasies. They are nothing.
The world in which we live today esteems tolerance and diversity as its chief values. Every religion is treated as having equal legitimacy. Everyone is encouraged to find his or her own “truth.” Here is what God thinks: “See now that I myself am he! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand” (Deuteronomy 32:39).
We show no love to people in our circle of influence if we know they are disconnected from the God of the Bible and we say nothing. That isn’t fairness or open-mindedness or sophistication. That is just muteness during suicide. We need to find courage and words that show gentleness and respect to people, but words that nonetheless pass on the truth about the Creator, Savior, and Counselor. We need to stand firm in insisting that there is absolute truth and that every religious philosophy that is not grounded in Scripture is a fantasy.
The God of the Bible is alone at the top.
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