God is who He declares Himself to be, as revealed in His Holy Word. His character, His declarations, His decrees, and His actions are inseparable from the sacred character of His Inspired Word.
The scriptures are not subject to the demands of political or celebrity Prima donnas, action groups, or the ecclesiastical and political initiatives of those who seek to extricate themselves from and prosecute its immutable character and its Holy Spirit inspired authority, in the name of a higher virtue.
The culture and the consumers within it do not define the relevance, intent, and authority of that which God has spoken through His Word as superintended by His Holy Spirit.
Love and Truth are indivisible. It is not one or the other. The idea that the hard or inconvenient truths of scripture are incompatible with Love and Grace, is proven false in the flawless manifestation of their indivisible union in the person of Jesus Christ (John 1:14) and from the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within the fertile soil of hearts of those redeemed through the shed blood of Christ, that were once barren and estranged from God.
There is no appreciation of Saving Grace apart from Saving Truth (John 8:32). In order to know God's Truth as opposed to merely having an opinion about what we (apart from the Holy Spirit) believe it to be, requires a credible witness of such. The Inspired Word of God provides the immutable and Infallible Witness of Truth. It is when the Holy Spirit of Truth takes residence in the heart and renews the mind among those born again in Christ (John 3:3) that one knows and is transformed by the Truth as authored by God.
God's Word is the source for the moral code or conscience of the church. Those claiming God’s authority do not speak for God when speaking against His Word.
God's love makes provision to save and provides the light needed to experience salvation through Jesus Christ (John 3; Romans 5:8.) Certainly the ground at the foot of the cross is level for all.
In a day when the Word of God is relentlessly challenged, mocked, or dismissed within the arenas of religion, politics, celebrity, and culture’s confused attempts to redefine so many things from a fallen perspective, the Truth of God’s Word proves over and over again to be indestructible and undeniable. The Word of God is Light. The attempts to deny its author, authenticity, and its exalted authority, is evidence of abject moral darkness and depravity, and the rotten fruit of such is revealed in societal dysfunction, degradation, and a darkened view of genuine virtue, honor, and love!
Our nobly secured rights to believe and to express our views regardless of what they might be, have been secured at the expense of those who have risked, suffered, or given all for those rights of personal or corporate expressions. The vitriol forces seeking isolation, suppression, prosecution, and ultimately, the suffocation of faith in God and His Inspired Word are not authorized within the founding constitutional provisions governing free expression.
There is no scriptural honor afforded to the denial of fools who fiercely propagate and seek to legislate, adjudicate and perpetuate the non-existence of God (Psalm 14:1) . It is strange that the God who is deemed to be a non-starter, a non-factor, and non-sense, is constantly the subject of fierce contempt, raging denial, or pathetic efforts at redefinition by those who find the thought of His existence and His Immutable Word to be extremely inconvenient or incompatible with preferred logic, or personal pleasure.
We are reaping the whirlwind that accompanies the organized attempts to define, redefine, or to deny the existence of the God of scripture and to revise or to dismiss the scriptural narrative to better accommodate life in the dark.
Religion is cold, unaffectionate, and ineffectual, when it is chosen as a substitution for or a supplement to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. God loves the foolish, the fallen, and unfaithful, of which the scriptures make it clear, we’ve all played the part. The Good News is Jesus Christ saves the fool from his folly bringing light to expose the darkness.
To know God One must know His Word. His names mean nothing to those who deny His Word (at least for now.)
Psalm 138:2……For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. NKJV
Psalm 138:2 ….for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name. NLT
Numbers 23:19....God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Isaiah 40:8....The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.