“For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.”

As we’ve been reading the story of Elijah and the prophets of Ba’al to our boys, I wanted to find a Scripture that really sums of the heart of the story. This is the one I found. 

In today’s culture, it is seen as narrow-minded and downright offensive. What makes you think that your God is true God and someone else’s isn’t? What I hear more often is that we are all just seeking God, but in different ways. 

I just can’t go along with that kind of thinking. Jesus claimed to be God. Not just a god. And not a force or prophet or kind teacher, or all the other categories people would love to put him in. If he is one of those other things, then he was a liar and we shouldn’t listen to him. 

His teachings and the power of His name have brought me freedom. His love has transformed me, and is still changing me. 

So while I’m not out to force anyone to believe in Jesus as God, I do believe it’s my responsibility as his follower to teach what he taught, to live the way he lived. 

It may not be popular and I may be hated. I have been mocked for my faith and, to a very small degree, persecuted. But I would rather have Jesus in my life. It’s as simple as that. 

And if this post challenges something you believe, I would invite you to seek God. Really seek. Not just going through some religious motions, but coming to God realizing that He is the creator of the universe, including you. Use your own words and reach out to Him. He is not far away from any of us, no matter where we live. 

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