Changing God!

Commentary By:  Gordon King

Believers should read and study scripture in order to know who God is, to know His ways, to know what is right and what is wrong.  If we discard portions of the bible because we don’t like it or we don’t agree with it then we are changing who God really is, what He stands for and what He is against!

It’s not always easy to hear some of the things that God has to tell us, and at times we may wish that it were different.  We must come face to face with the truth in order for it to truly set us free, if not then we are deceived, we are deceiving ourselves!

I know of people who say that they are Christians, yet they don’t often read and study the bible, many of them choose to ignore parts of the bible, disregarding parts of it because they don’t agree with it.  Some even give scripture a new meaning by erroneously interpreting the bible to say what they want it to say rather than interpreting it for what it really says!

If we change God’s word then we are not seeing God for who He really is, we are creating for ourselves our own personal god.  If we create our own god, then who is it that we are actually serving?!

We cannot change God, God changes us!  We cannot make God out to be someone that He is not, neither can we make a person someone else just by saying that it is so.

If we say that there is more than one way to heaven this does not make it so, for Jesus Christ said that He is the only way!  If we say that all people will eventually get to heaven some way, some how, then we are falsely interpreting scripture, we are changing God and His ways, we are attempting to change God which we cannot do, what we are actually doing is creating our own god!

Do we desire to follow God?  Do we really love God?  If we do then we will accept God for who He is, we will accept all of His ways.  Even though we may not like all of what scripture says, it is what it is, God’s holy word.

The world changes, society changes, people change, but God never changes.  It isn’t God who needs to change, it’s us!  If we do not see eye to eye with the word of God then we must not change scripture to meet our needs and desires, we must change our own mind and heart towards what God says is the truth.

If we change God’s word then we are living a lie and we are not following the truth.  Deception comes in many sizes, shapes, and forms, but the one most often overlooked is deception within ourselves!

There is a battle in this world, a battle of the minds, Satan will attempt to change our minds and our hearts regarding God and His word in order to undermine the will of God.  Satan is an imposter, a counterfeit of God, God changes us in the image of His Son Jesus Christ, but Satan attempts to change us in the image of his son the Antichrist!

If a person attempts to change God by his or her actions, deeds, or beliefs, then he or she will not change God but merely be changing themselves into more like Satan’s son and not God’s!  It is pride and arrogance which makes people rebel against God, which makes them believe that they know better than God does!  I believe the first sin ever committed was by Lucifer when his pride led him to believe that he could do things better than his Creator could.  He did not agree with what God told him and decided to change things, and we all know how that went!

Changing God’s word is attempting to change God!  Changing God’s word is rebellion against God, and we are warned in scripture not to tamper with His word.

Revelation 22:18-19

For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

If you change the meaning of God’s word and change it into something that it is not, then you are both adding to and taking away from it.  And some will argue that this only pertains to the book of Revelation, but I wholeheartedly disagree!  All of scripture is holy, it is all God breathed, and none of it must be tampered with!  The entire bible is a book of prophecy, the prophetic words of God Himself.

Listen to God, listen to His word, interpret scripture through the Holy Spirit, do not attempt to change God by erroneously changing scripture, but allow God to change and transform you into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ!

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!

6 thoughts on “Changing God!

  1. God Bless you Gordon. Thank you for this post I am dealing with something like this myself at present where I will soon be invited to attend a family gathering at an Anglican church (little c) for the Christening of a baby my great nephew and have been searching the scriptures to see if this is something in good conscience I can take part in. I will be offending and probably alienating most if not all of my family by refusing on the ground of not finding anything in the Bible to support this practice and I will be obedient even if this is the case but I would appreciate knowing your thoughts beliefs on this matter?

    Maranatha!
    Christine

  2. I truly believe in God. I believe the Bible is the word of God. I believe in Trinity. I don’t understand why million of people don’t believe in God? What I have noticed that when I talked with an intelligent person, he/she don’t believe in God. And when a person have a very high score of IQ test, they tend don’t believe in God. I honestly believe God knows you than you know yourself. Follow me? God is awesome. I’m admit it that I have a hard time understand of the Trinity, God, Jesus and Holy Spirt are One God, but I do accept it because that what the Bible says. And I know me and Christians will understand better about Trinity in Heaven.

  3. Thanks for your comment Christine!

    I don’t really know the Anglican church, but this practice sounds like Catholicism to me. The bible speaks of nothing that I know about where we should baptize babies. In fact, baptism is for those who have already been saved, for those who have accepted the Lord, and I don’t know how a baby could do this since they cannot think or reason for themselves. I don’t know of any babies that have accepted Christ into their heart.

    I have a close friend who is a Catholic, she had a Christening for her baby, I was invited and I attended. Does this mean that I agree with it? No. Is the Christening of a baby an evil act? No, I don’t believe that it is evil, but I do believe that it is misguided and erroneous. If this is not found in the bible then where did it come from? I believe that it came from the Catholic church along with many other misguided traditions and beliefs, such as praying to saints, and the belief that Mary the mother of Jesus is not only holy but a god herself!

    So what should you do, should you go or not go? Well sister, that is only a question that you can answer for yourself. If I went, and I did, then I would pray for the baby and the family. This is why I went, to pray protection over the child, to pray that the good Lord places a shield of protection over her, that He leads her in the right direction, that He leads her to salvation. I also went to share God’s love with the child and the family. If this event is something that bothers your spirit, then you may feel that you should not attend and perhaps you shouldn’t.

    I wish that I had all of the right answers but I don’t. Seek guidance from the Holy Spirit, pray to the Lord for wisdom and understanding, which I am sure you have already done. If you had a homosexual nephew getting married then it would be a much simpler decision to make on whether or not you should attend this wedding, but often times the lines are drawn much closer together such as a Christening, this is where things can become murky and unclear.

    It is interesting that you brought this subject up at this time, I was thinking about writing a post today about traditions in the church and why we do them, are they the right things to do, and what we believe about them.

    God bless! Maranatha!

  4. Thanks for your comment Jim!

    Well I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I do know that sin is keeping people from knowing and believing in God. Also Satan and his demons are keeping people from God. These brilliant people that you speak of have given us fairy tales about our origins, about us evolving from slime, about all of creation evolving from nothing into what we see today, yet they have no proof, absolutely no evidence of evolution! And if evolution were true then we would have some creatures in the middle of changing this very day, but we have none.

    What was the first sin ever committed? It was pride and arrogance by Satan, he thought that he was better than his Creator, that he could do a better job than his Creator, and look where it got him! It’s the same way with man, his pride and arrogance has led him to believe lies and untruths, led him to create a fantasy of creation, led him away from God, and look where it’s taking them!

    None of us will ever fully understand God and His nature until we get to heaven, and then we will have all of eternity to learn about Him, it will take that long to truly understand all of God and His ways.

    God bless Jim! Maranatha!

  5. Thanks Gordon, after much prayer and after receiving confirmation I was led to make a stand against an un-biblical practise in the church of England which has been introduced through the Catholic religion. I had opportunity to meet with my niece (the mother of the baby) and my sister and was able to explain clearly from The Bible about beleivers Baptism. Anyway to cut a long story short my sister and niece actually agreed with me and now also believe that they should be baptised by full immersion themselves because they have heard the Gospel message and believe and trust in Jesus . I thought I would be alienated by taking this stand and yet it was totally turned around! I just did what I believed was the obedient thing to do whilst being prepared for the displeasure and rejection of my closest family yet it was turned around to the best outcome for me by my sister and my niece both confessing their faith in Jesus.
    My niece now has the task of explaining to her husband and his family why she does not believe in infant baptism being necessary, we may be having a blessing and naming service in place of baptism or the family on her husbands side may insist on the tradition, I will wait and see but at least they fully understand where I stand.

    God Bless!
    Maranatha!

  6. Thanks for sharing Christine!

    I am glad to hear that it worked out for the good. You followed the leading of the Holy Spirit and He opened their eyes to the truth. That is awesome!

    God bless! Maranatha!

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