Crooked Finger (crookedfingers) wrote,
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why I believe in the God of the Bible

It is in the flow 7:16 PM Friday night. I just posted a video by Russell Brand that I came across today while messing with our main computer. One of my LJ friends the other day mentioned that he really like listening to Russell Brand. I have never listened to Russell Brand because I always thought he was comedian and not to be taken seriously.

The reason why I posted the Russell Brand video is not that I agree with him, but it got me to thinking of why I believe in the God of the Bible. Notice I did not say the God of my imagination. I had a thought this evening that I wanted to mention here before I forget it. I was thinking of how does someone talk about God from what the Bible reveals about God (I should declare right from the start I do believe there is a God. I believe in the God revealed in the Bible and not what other religions proclaim about God.) What I want to jot down is that one could come to know who God is by what the Bible teaches about how one is to live here on earth. What I am talking about is called Christian ethics. To me if God is a to some people a monster than why does this God command Christians to live a life of love for people and creation?Nature?

If God is unjust then why does the God of the people command us to practice justice. I know Christians who have devoted their lives to social justice. Think of all the Christians that seek to help the poor. Why do these Christians practice justice? Because they are seeking to imitate God (The Persons of the Trinity Father, Son and Holy Spirit). These verses from the Letter to the Ephesians (New Testament) come to my mind for example, "Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints" Ephesians 5:1-3. I think also of these verses from the Letter to the Colossians, "Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection" Colossians 3:12-14.

If God is so evil according to some people then why does He command us to "put on love, which is the bond of perfection"?

Do you see my argument of why I believe in the God of the Bible?

"[8] Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
[9] For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
[10] Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
[11] And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
[12] The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
[13] Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
[14] But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof." Romans 13:8-14

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