Look… it’s great that we call ourselves good, that we see ourselves as loving Christians, but are we obedient? Contrary to so-called “new age” teachings, we do not have a God hidden within ourselves, that is the oldest trick in the book. That is a lie given in the garden by the father of all deception (Gen 3:4). Jesus taught that we are like Gods and we are indeed, fashioned in His image with a lot of His traits. Jesus refers to Psa. 82:5-7 in John 10:34-35 and Psalm 82 is a rebuke as it reveals the fact that when we ignore God’s wishes, we are acting like little gods.
Look at what all we can accomplish on our own will. We’ve proven how great and terrible we can be as a people haven’t we?!?! But this true God wants/commands obedience. Obedience and loyalty are not the enemy of living a fun and fulfilling life. In fact, His commands are a joy and bring happiness and delight! 1 John 5:3 “Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome.” Psalms 112:1. Young children seek out boundaries because they delight once they know what is expected of them. As a child, didn’t it feel delightful to do something right; the way it was expected of you?
Hopefully we’re not going to belittle the sacrifice that God the Father and His Son Yahshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah) gave in order for full recompense of our sins. We have a Savior, God’s only Son, the ONLY way to life and God expects a little something from us… obedience. Another “new age” or so-called modern teaching is that there are many ways to God. There are indeed many ways to many Gods… I put my faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the one true God, creator of all known throughout the universe. His ways are not fairy tale, His ways are true. He will have justice…
Brings me to my final point for tonight, justice. Another “new age” teaching is that God is good, God is found in all things, and good can be found in all things and there is no evil. I disagree. There is evil and there is sin. I count on the promises of God and He promises justice. Death for sin and rewards for the good. Without those two opposing components, there would be no need for justice. I want to be counted by the true God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as good.