There is this saying that “People become like the god they follow.” There is truth to that. If we believe in a god who is whimsical, his unpredictability might drive us into fear or apathy. We might even feel permission to become whimsical ourselves if it serves us well. If we believe in a god that has marginalized people groups, we will likely allow ourselves to do the same. If we believe in a god who does not judge injustice, we might not be properly concerned about injustice, or we might be so outraged we take justice into our own hands.
Another saying is that “A person’s morality tends to dictate their theology.” It might just be that this best describes humanity in the 21st century. We tend to make god in our image. We tend to set aside books that are supposedly holy or the voices coming from organized religion and forge a view of god that works for us on a personal level.
Since there is some truth to sayings like these, then our theology should be something we constantly examine. That’s true even if we view our theology as Bible-based. We want to be shaping our lives by what’s true, not just what we hope is true or think is true because of our limited understanding.
"We don’t want to lose sight of who God is, because in the end all His power is aimed at making us like Him."
We thought it would be good to do a series on God, and call it that - “GOD.” It starts this coming Sunday and will run through August 14. We’ve done a number of series recently that call us up to be a certain kind of people. We don’t want to lose sight of who God is, because in the end all His power is aimed at making us like Him. “GOD” will speak to your brain and into your day-to-day life, because who you’ll become is rooted solidly in who He is. What you’ll experience along the way is, too. Come with us!