In our world today, there are a lot of competing voices and views about who God is, typically born out of the human mind and human experience. God is characterized as “the Big Guy,” “the Man Upstairs,” “the Big Kahuna,” and still others that are best not repeated.
Every major religion seeks to carry it a step further, by characterizing what God is like. Some say he’s sweet, some say he’s sour. Some say he’s really involved and cares about everything, others say he could care less. Even within each faith, people see God very differently, often in part based on their own life experiences.
All these competing voices and views seem harmless enough, until we seek to reach out to God and try to have some sort of relationship with him — then it matters a lot. But who decides what God is like?
The truth is, none of us can decide what God is like because we are not God. However, we are not left in the dark, because God tells us what he is like in the Bible.
There are some truths to be found about God, but that means there also are many myths. If we want a real relationship with the real God, we have to know who the real God is. Let’s figure it out together.
- Mar. 27 Is Faith a Fairy Tale?
- Apr. 3 God = Miffed & Mean
- Apr. 10 God = An All-Accepting, Cosmic Teddy Bear
- Apr. 17 God = Whoever You Make Him to Be
- Apr. 24 God = Impersonal, Doesn’t Care
- May 1 God = Unreliable