I believe first and foremost in the power, righteousness and worthiness of God – the Great I Am- to be worshipped.
Yes, worshipped. Worship goes against the grain of the American spirit, which is why I believe we are so easily tempted to reject the notion of God. We rebelled against worship when we refused to recognize the Pope and the King of England as our kings. Why? Because God created every man equal and hence, no man deserved worship. Only God did. When America needed help to survive our original pilgrimage to this land, we worshipped Him. When America needed God to help them achieve victory over our foreign enemies, we worshipped Him. But now that America is the most powerful country in the world, like so many spoiled children, we assume we did it all on our own. By rejecting the worthiness of God to be worshipped and loved, we lose the very Strength that brought us to greatness.
I believe that Jesus is the son of God.
That Jesus allowed himself to be killed- for our sake. Why? I think Jesus needed to step in between Man & God because God could not stand us & our sin any longer. Mankind had failed the original tests of obedience (the Tree of Life & The Ten Commandments)- the power of Satan was too great for him. God, in disgust, killed us all except one favored family. He promised not to destroy again, but I think He wanted to after a while. I think Jesus stepped in and made a deal with God. He proposed that man should not be judged for his actions- but only for his love & faith in God. The new test would be a simple one: simply accept Jesus as the only way to God, and thus acknowledge that God IS God, and Man would be saved from annihilation. Faith and love in and of God would be enough. God would remove Satan at a given time and thus, all further temptation and Man would be one with God again.
While the above is my own speculation, the evidence for Jesus & God in Bible prophecy is overwhelming. And yet, people will not even look at it. They wish to remain ignorant in the hopes of innocence. Like Percy Grimm in Faulkner’s “Light of August” , people who refuse to evaluate the morality of their own actions are still guilty of the crimes they commit. There is no such thing as, “I didn’t know. I was just following orders- I was just attending to my business.” (more…)