Our understanding of God…
Someone who will take up all our causes.
The above (talisman) generally is accompanied by a charm. A medallion we might wear about our neck. It could be a sculpture we carry with us, perhaps fits our pocket. The Talisman and our God become fused together. We think of them as one. The Talisman solidifies our belief in the god of the Talisman. Interchangable.
If our God is always for us, then the opposing party (ies) are the bad guys. This however implies that we are special, and “god” discriminates in our favor. This implies that we forge our god. Therefore it is a small “g” god.
Dressing God up with our preferences, disqualifies him as God, but qualifies Him as a god (small “g”). Therefore this god becomes a Superstition.
The best way to think of superstion is to see it as hedging. Cutting the potential for losses.
Weird but this is like OCD’s. Where rituals relax us, we draw comfort from the manipulating of regular functions, normal routines and turning them into numeric quantities which relax us.
So superstition is not really practicing the true faith, the one described in the Bible.
Stop and think, let’s talk about what scares you (Christian), provoked by some of what I have said.
The written fact, in the Bible that God chose Himself out a people. The Jewish Nation. Because it was written by man, you fear that I might seek to contradict this and refer to it as a instance where man created God.
Actually bringing attention to this is good. And put fully into perspective gives not only creds to the Word, but also to faith in the God of the Bible.
Though the Jewish Nation was favored, this favoring shows the inherent corruption in everyone. How bold is this illustrated, indeed. With their entire history with the God of the Bible yet, they rejected the Messiah, the Son of God. They still wanted a god of their preferences. And they did disown their ability to choose, instead they gave it authority over what they knew the Word to say.
So the Messiah was made impartially available to all.
Yes, thank God that He harbors sentiments, and so they remain special (Jewish Nation) for they ushered Him incarnate, qualifying Him to represent us, to fulfill the law we could not keep (in Adam and after). So it did take place that the misappropriating of a negative to a Plus (Jesus), killing Him, His slaying cancelled out our minus.
The Cosmos was rocked. The foundation composed of all we relied upon (logic, sense, our gods) was shook, and thwarted, compromised and annulled.
God is God my friend.
God had his finger in the pot and in our pulse.
God has to, by law (an old prison term) disqualify all of our prejudices.
What a wonderfull God He is.
Talk about overwhelming Intellect; His!
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