In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1, NASB1995).
America has a population of 330 million.
When the United States loses God, we no longer have one nation under God but a national of 330 million gods.
We should expect confusion with 330 million differing godlike morals and lifestyles. The insanity of 330 million gods living successfully together – can easily be observed in our election cycles.
It makes things simpler to begin with one God.
It’s difficult to keep track of many gods. The acceptable of yesterday is incorrect today. Agreed, that the unacceptable should be relinquished and all should strive toward the acceptable.
But who defines correctness?
If God exists, created the world, and has written over 30,000 verses of instruction in His Book – perhaps we should start there.
We can debate theology and the cultural implications of our ensuing ideas, but with the starting point of one Creator God, we can hope of ending with the acceptable.
Especially since God gifts us His Spirit to lead us into all truth (John 16:13).
Without God – the strongest wins. Whoever controls social media, redefines words, and receives votes, can set the tone. They can judicially subjugate or establish a Presidential Committee on correctness.
Those who don’t agree react with a louder and more harsh response.
No God, no civility.
And since we have 330 million gods, without The God giving direction – everything becomes acceptable. Which is impossible, so sin becomes the beliefs differing from the current “acceptable.”
Imagine the fate of those who believe in one God, who don’t shift according to prevailing winds.
I recently read a prayer from a current seminary student – prayed during chapel service at her seminary. God was described as:
“Strange one, fabulous one, fluid, and ever-becoming one!”
Yep, you can fit anything into a “strange and ever-becoming” God.
God calls himself “immutable” which is a theological word for “I do not change” (Malachi 3:6). I imagine the seminary of the student has either forgotten to teach the theology of an immutable God or redefined the word.
Alert! Immutable now means “fluid.”
HHHHMMMHHM. The 30,000-verse instructional Manual says the following about God:
Every good thing given, and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow (James 1:17, NASB1995).
I admit if 330,000,000 Americans are gods and have their own protected identity, then there are 330,000,000 drafts of correct theology, 330,000,00o political parties, and God forbid – 00ps, 330,000,000 gods forbid – 330,000,000 sets of traffic laws.
Stop today at this intersection but not tomorrow. Crash and crunch! Chaos!
Let me say clearly – you are not God, and neither are the other 329,999,999 Americans. And even more radical – the other 7.9 billion people on earth aren’t gods either.
As James says, “Every good thing given and every perfect gift,” comes from an immutable God, who by revealing Himself, enables us to discover the acceptable.
Few agree that current events in our world and culture are good. Have we lost God and claimed the title for ourselves? And having done so, also lost the good and acceptable?
As those gifts come from… In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth!
Who hasn’t changed!