November 15 – Hebrews 10:26-31. Living God.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 15 – Hebrews 10:26-31. Living God.

If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Do you believe in God? Do you believe that He is the Creator of the Universe?

Religions all over the earth believe in Supreme Beings … Christians believe in a living God.  He is alive and active in our lives, in the lives of our friends and families, in the lives of those we don’t care for so much, in the entirety of the world.

In 1966, TIME magazine published an issue with a very bold cover that asked, “Is God Dead?” Nietzsche’s philosophy was behind the God is Dead movement.  He said that the self-centeredness of humanity had killed God.

If you look around, it might actually seem as if we are fighting a losing battle.  Some of my favorite television shows seem to have a recurring theme – all of the evil in the world right now is perpetrated by those who call themselves Christians.  How can God live when the world perceives Christians as liars and horrendous people?

The thing Nietzsche didn’t understand was that God’s life isn’t like Tinkerbell … He doesn’t require the participation of humanity to be alive.  We don’t have to clap for Him to give Him life.  He simply is.

God is alive.  It would be terrifying to come before a living God were it not for the fact that we have a mediator – a Savior – one who stands before God in our favor.

God is alive. We have a Savior.