Who is the True God? (Hint: the one who can burn his own sacrifices)

13 Sep

Who is the True God?


I Kings 18:38, “Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that [was] in the trench.”

Christianity has always been a religion of two intersecting facets:  history and miracles.  The other world religions can claim one of those, sometimes, but never both.

Islam is a religion of history, but not of miracles.  And that is obvious in the way the adherents of Islam who discredit their religion by violence do so by burning embassies.

In the Christian faith, if God wanted something burned, He would burn it Himself.

We don’t have to gain God’s approval by any actions, least of all by violent ones.

We already have His approval in Christ and in His finished work for us.  We only need to open our hearts to receive it.

Just a thought, not a sermon, as Lon Solomon (megachurch pastor in Northern Virginia) used to say.


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