The Problem

I’m in the process of starting a new section on my blog called “Lion Roar”. It is intended to step through a process of helping Christians “live it out now”; meaning living their Christian faith out daily. Reason being that a lot of Christians look at the faith in “one lump sum”. They feel that they have to be altogether perfect from the moment of confessing their faith. Doing this is overwhelming and the sheer thought of it can be depressing. Unfortunately, a lot of us are extremely legalistic while liberal in regards to the expression of the bible. This puts even more pressure on young believers. But the reason that we are is because we have the wrong view of God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, the Cross, Salvation, and etc. I hope by the Holy Spirit I can lay it out in a way that can be understood.

So how did we get here? I think it has to do with how we see God actually. I have read blogs, listen to Christians talk, watched people and examined my own life and religious background. The latter is what has produced this website for the most part. All that you read on Anointed Place is my wrestling with God. When I say “how we see God”, this is what I’m getting at… The Holy Scripture, which is the inspired word of God written by men inspired by God without error. The bible gives us a glimpse of the character of God, standards of God and it gives us His will. The bible gives absolutes to how we are to approach, pray, worship, live, love, teach, give, correct, build up and cast out all according to God’s standards, character and will. One thing the bible makes clear is that God is Holy. It is the word Holy that I think is at the root of the problem of how we see God. I have heard Christians and others all say the same thing in regards to God whenever something is said that doesn’t set well with them. The God I serve is not “_________” (fill in the blank). So the question is, if the written word of God himself says that He is “___________” , then who are you serving?

In a desperate effort to be able to worship a god that we can handle, understand and manipulate we have stripped God of his holiness. Because at the core of man’s depravity is really the desire to fill a psychological void without actually addressing the issue of sin. So, actually the “Christians” who have done this have played right into the hands of non believers. You see non believers feel that “god” is just a human psychological need. Yes, there are a lot of other religions that are truly methods to make a person feel better about the world in which they live without truly addressing sin. Christianity is not that religion. There are thousands of ministers out there preaching a false god. They preach a god of “love”, “peace”, “compromise” and “self awareness”. They tell us that God wants a better you. These “Christian” ministers get together with other religious leaders who’s beliefs will not blink an eye to say Jesus Christ was just a man. When asked questions about salvation they take the easy way and say “only God knows”. That is a lie, because Christ made sure the disciples and the church knew.

John 14: 6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you really knew me, you would know[a] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

So God is lying? Jesus Christ can’t possibly be the only way? Really? Is that what people think? We would like to think that. We would love to believe that we can do it our way and still go to heaven. We would love to not submit to a holy God and suffer for Christ’s name sake. We would much rather listen to a God that doesn’t call us sinners. We don’t want to serve a God that punishes the wicked. All because we don’t think that a liar and a murder should get the same hell. We don’t think a adulterer and a fornicator should both burn in hell at the same heat. The holiness of God is non negotiable…

Leviticus 19: 1 The LORD said to Moses, 2 “Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: ‘Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.

1 Peter 1:15But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”[a] 17Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.

But some ministers refuse to correct people all because of the money in the seats. We have no idea what love is because the god of love most talk about is a father of spoiled brats. Would you say that I loved my kids if I let them run wild?

Judges 17: 6(I) In those days there was no king in Israel.(J) Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

God wants to be our King, God wants us to turn to him not mankind and his idols of gold. I fear that a generation will come soon who will not know God at all. We will be just like Israel in the book of Judges. We can see it now in our schools, homes, television, radio and out in the streets. Godless we have become and we are just concern without action because people are afraid of what man will do.

Matthew 10:26“So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. 28Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

We speak softly because they say that the cross is offensive but our being ashamed of Christ is offensive to God.
Mark 8: 38If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

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