Foolish Ideas About God

There seems to be no limit to the foolish ideas people will embrace in an attempt to escape accountability to God.

I was reading a blog about the many twisted ideas men have about what God is like. The blog was essentially saying we can’t really know God. Of course, this claim ignores both natural revelation and special revelation (the Holy Bible). 

One comment in response to that blog included the following statement.

“There is no difference in claiming the universe always existed or God always existed…” He was saying no First Cause was needed.

My first thought was, “That’s not true because the universe is showing signs of age and decay, whereas, God is eternal! But, not wanting to make a statement which would require extensive documentation, I decided to just leave it to God’s quick and powerful word. So, I posted the following quotes and left it at that.

Romans 1:18-22,28,32

18 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.

19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them.

20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.

22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools.

28 Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.

32 … Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.

Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, forbearing, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin? Romans 2:4

Friends, we were not born into darkness, but into light. God created light before He created man for a reason. He wanted us to know the truth about our relationship with Him!

Adam and Eve opened their eyes for the very first time looking into the eyes of the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ who had just formed them and breathed into them the breath of life!

They had daily fellowship with Jesus in the Garden of Eden. He regularly came in a physical body and talked with them in the cool of the day. He taught them what they needed to know and He instructed them in the ways of righteousness.

Since they were without sin, the only restriction required of them was to avoid doing something that would break their relationship with God. And, as we know, that meant not eating from only one tree in their garden. Everything they needed for life, health and happiness had been amply provided for them.

They lived in the light of God’s loving presence and provision. They had no questions unanswered. They had no needs unmet. They had no natural inclination to disobey God or to care about one tree out of so many. Nothing within them shunned the light. They were fulfilled.

That is, until a beautiful creature in the garden tempted them to question God’s Word and God’s goodness.

You know what happened. And foolish people have been questioning God’s Word and God’s Goodness ever since.

You’ve heard the questions. You may even have questions. If so, I urge you to read the Bible for yourself. It is God’s living Word. If you read it with an honest heart, an open mind and a seeking spirit. You will find Jesus speaking to your heart just as He spoke with Adam and Eve. He wants you to know Him.

There is no reason to have foolish ideas about God when you can know Him.

You might want to start with the Gospel of John.

If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. Jeremiah 29:13

May you know Him is my prayer for you!

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About Cherel

I love to read. I also enjoy journaling, writing poetry, sharing faith and encouragement with others, and blogging! Hope you are blessed by my site.
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4 Responses to Foolish Ideas About God

  1. You said, “Adam and Eve opened their eyes for the very first time looking into the eyes of the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ who had just formed them and breathed into them the breath of life!”

    I had never thought about that existential moment before and it blessed me to think about it. Thanks.

    • Cherel says:

      That thought blessed me as well. Thank you for sharing your reaction with me. I have been blessed by the insights you share on your site as well.

  2. dave says:

    As the person who expressed their doubt about a First Cause, I felt inclined to make a response.

    While you see a universe with signs of age and decay, I see a universe that is alive. The calendar is turning to May so here in Wisconsin most of the plant life is awakening after the winter slumber. This is also the time of year when the white tailed deer bear their young. Nature has many cycles of different periods, some tied to the motions of moon around the earth (the monthly tides), the earth around the sun (our four seasons), the other planets around the sun (the 60 year climate cycles), and even long astronomical cycles (such as the Milankovitch cycles).

    If you avoid reading the current scientific research, then you miss the findings that the universe itself is also alive and growing. Researchers have found that an extreme red-shift is associated with a very young (new born) object, that was recently ejected by its parent. (for example, ) Observations in past decades over many objects have found that these ejections often happened in pairs – the birth of twins!

    My world view is very different from yours when I see a universe that is alive, rather than one that was created and is now aging. The notion of a First Cause comes from dividing nature by time. Relating events by time does not mean they are necessarily separate in nature. Putting lines of latitude and longitude on a globe makes its geography easier to explain but those lines do not exist in nature.

    I was going to make a comment about Scriptures but your faith is obviously very important to you and as long as that faith makes you happy and helps you help others – and as long as it does not derail others from their happiness and their natural empathy – that is fine with me. I wish only to see people become more tolerant of their fellow human beings, not necessarily to change their religion. Everyone has their own degree of a need for a religion and it is disrespectful not to recognize that inherent diversity.

  3. Cherel says:

    I agree that the universe is very much alive and that nature flows in seasons and cycles– as instituted by the Creator. In Genesis 8:22, God tells us that “As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.” This passage implies the earth will not remain forever, and Psalm 102:25-27 is even clearer. “Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands. They will perish, but You remain forever; they will wear out like old clothing. You will change them like a garment and discard them. But You are always the same; You will live forever.”

    I subscribe to a science magazine because I love to read current scientific research. I don’t agree with it if it contradicts the Bible because I know the Creator knows more about His creation than science will ever figure out; but, science does help us gain an accurate understanding of many things for which I am grateful.

    Thank you, Dave, for taking the time to comment on my site.

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