"Lately l have seen and heard how people want to create there own GOD" especially at work and as our Pastor has been preaching to us about this and so much more. Not to lift the pastor up but GOD has blessed him with such love for people and the truth of CHRIST and his word : I have seen it at work, on TV, on the radio and even with friends and family.
Critics of the Bible say there are many inconsistencies between the Old Testament and the New Testament. They say God in the Old Testament is vindictive, judgmental, and harsh. Whereas in the New Testament, God is only grace and love with no judgment. Careful study shows us that there are no inconsistencies.
Various scholars point to what they perceive as discrepancies as if there are two different Gods of the Bible. As Christians, we know there is only one God, Triune in nature – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. It means the babe in the manger who created all things and will judge all things. The writer of Hebrews says “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
God has not changed.
The fact is, however, that the Old Testament contains numerous testimonies of the love and merciful loving-kindness of God. The Psalms are filled with praises to God for His mercy and love.
"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s" (Psalm 103:2-5).
David, praises the LORD for all the kindness He shows. In another Psalm we read, "I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations" (Psalm 89:1).
Still another Psalm of David says, "Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds" (Psalm 36:5).
These Psalms, and many more, sing praise for God’s kindness and mercy. If God had revealed Himself in Old Testament times as only angry and ready to dole out judgment these praises would be in vain. We have challenges in our walk but never separate the true GOD of the whole Bible and l praise the LORD for a Pastor who preaches all of the Bible. Bless you all and as Pastor tells us finish the race and stand firm on the whole word of GOD
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