Tuesday, 8 October 2013

The Wrong Concept of God?

God revealed Himself in Christ. Christ Pantocrator. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Advocates of theistic evolution and other long-age views tend to have a concept of God that differs considerable from what the Bible clearly teaches.

In the New Testament, Jesus did creative miracles (such as raising Lazarus from the dead) instantly. While long- agers might accept that, they have difficulties in believing that God did instant miracles in the beginning, without the need of relying on naturalistic processes.

Our view of God has an effect on our lives and society at large. In his book Passion for Jesus (Orlando, Florida: Creation Hoiuse, 1993) pastor Mike Bickle writes:

The downward spiral of morality in our society is directly proportional to the loss of our understanding of the greatness of God.

This calls for a return to the biblical concept of God.