Thursday, December 18, 2008

Article -- The "Jesus" the World Loves

I've long been interested in the concept of designer gods, which are usually developed as an extension of self or a desire to be religious. We were all created with worship as a fiber of our beings, and if we don't bestow that worship upon The One True God, it'll land somewhere.  The following article is a thoughtful treatment of the topic.

"God did not draw pictures on the tablets He gave to Moses. His continual command to him and to His other prophets was to write down His instructions.  Visual imagery was at the heart of pagan worship used by people whose lives centered around idols--the chief by-product being unbridled superstition."  read more...

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.  ~Matthew 5:9


Morgan said...

Very interesting article. It is amazing what my "Christian" homeschooled peers believe about Jesus Christ. There is an increased amount of error, for a variety reasons I think. Parents these days are not watching what their kids read, and have not helped them discern what is truth for a long time. More often than not the parents don't seem able to discern, either. It is a vicious cycle, and a very, very saddening one.
Many are eating up "The Shack" and loving it, despite it's biblical inaccuracy. "It's just fiction" they always say.
I think this is just one more indicator that the Emergent church is becoming more and more mainstream and influential. The Emergents love to get at the young people, the ones who have perhaps doubts, who maybe aren't truly saved, etc.
All of this saddens me very much, and sometimes as a young person I feel very alone. It is not often that I find another blogger sharing about such things, and so I appreciated this article very much!

~CarolineNot said...

You encourage me, Morgan.

You might like to read Standing Alone. It was at one time available online at the writer's website, but I see it's hosted now at Way of Life.