Thursday, December 3, 2009
The Word of God
Why read the Bible? The Bible is called the Word of God, I wonder why? Let's suppose that there is a God and He wanted to communicate with His creation, How would He do it? Many Fathers would write a letter to their sons and daughters. Nowadays we would create a video. Before the internet, people wrote letters to one another. If you were a Father in a foreign land and you wanted to communicate your love to a son or daughter, you would write a letter to your children. God loves us so He wrote us a letter called the B-I-B-L-E.
Still, why read it? Watch out!, it might bite you!!! Why does this book create so much "tension" around some people? Many people are against the Bible, and they've never even read it. Why not? I dare you to read it. Religion and religious people hung Jesus on the cross. People who were supposed to "know" God - slapped Jesus, spat on Him, cursed Him, and cried out "crucify Him! Crucify Him!!!" The Word of God is like a fountain that gives life. It is a light that pushes out the darkness, it sweeps away the crud, it is a refreshing spring, and it is the best "Education" that one will ever receive. Why? The Bible says that God is love. It does NOT say He knows love, or that He shows love, but that HE is love. His very essence is love. Jesus was the Word of God in physical form - in the flesh! The Word of God produces life and light (illumination) to those who read it and follow it. The precepts of the Bible are sometimes difficult to follow, and that is where the trouble begins. Our flesh "hates it!" It goes against human nature to follow Christ and His teachings. The Father and the Son are ONE! One Lord, One faith, and One baptism. The Word of God is One, many books but they are all united around God. The Word is a lamp for your feet and a light for your path. HE (the Living Word) must increase and we must decrease. Jesus is the ONLY way to get into Heaven. I didn't write it, HE did. I believe that Jesus was not only a man, but He was and is the Son of God. He reigns from Heaven. "In Him we live and move and have our being."