Statistics show that 95% of people in the world believe in a god, god’s or a higher power? If 95% of the world believes in god, the question we ask is not, “Do you believe in God?” The question is “Which God do you believe in?” There are a million different gods. So the question we must ask ourselves is, “which God do I believe in?” Is your God a benevolent god? Non-judgmental? Will he accept everyone into His heaven? Or is he mean? An evil dictator ready to zap anyone who falls out of line. Maybe God is unreachable. He created everything then left us on our own. Maybe God shows up in our memories of our deceased ancestors or an inanimate object. Maybe God is just a legend or fable to give us hope and live good lives. Chances are high that many people sitting in churches every week, do not know the one true God of the Bible. Many have a skewed idea of who He is, what He does and what He will do. Unless we are in His word, learning about Him and meeting Him on His terms, who’s to say we even know Him? Knowing the true God of the Bible is our first Pillar.
GOD CREATED ALL THINGS
Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Keep reading Genesis chapters 1 & 2 for the creation account.
GOD IS A HOLY GOD
Holy means pure, perfect, unblemished. God is perfect and pure in all His ways. There is no flaw in Him. Adam and Eve were created perfect and pure. They walked with God. The whole earth was created perfect and pure, there was no sin. Once Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating the forbidden fruit, sin entered into creation. Sin is anything that mars God’s perfect creation. At that point, all of creation was marred by that one sin, while Adam and Eve and all who enter into this fallen world are separated from God. We must remember that God didn’t stop loving Adam and Eve and out of hate cast them out. No, it’s because God could no longer fellowship with imperfect beings that the relationship was broken. The Bible tells us that “we have all sinned and fall short of God’s glorious standard” (Ro 3:23). And the “wage of sin is death” (Ro 6:23). God CANNOT be with us since we are impure. There is no connection between pure and impure. The two cannot mix. So God cannot simply allow everyone into heaven or anyone for that matter unless something is done about our sin problem. Enter in Jesus. “For God so loved the world that He gave His One and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” (Jn 3:16). We were helpless and bound for hell, but God, IN LOVE, steps in and provides a way. Jesus is the way. The ONLY way for the forgiveness of sins and the restoration of a perfect relationship with a Holy God.