Recently one of the America’s most beloved, and simultaneously most blasphemous and heretical spiritual authorities came out with a video comparing the God of the Bible with a beat up Oldsmobile from his youth, a car which at the time served its purpose but was now good for nothing more than the trash heap.
He drew this comparison to highlight how the God of the Bible, the One True God, the God to which all creation will one day inevitably bow, was acceptable to a less enlightened version of humanity, but we who have blazed the trail of the internet and all its many wonders must upgrade the God of the Bible and give him a makeover.
Being the generous chap that he is, this man graciously offered to introduce us to his god, a god who is nothing more than a manmade apparition, a god of his own delusion and debased mind.
For the sake of argument, let’s say the God of the Bible is like an Oldsmobile. Frankly, I’d rather be in an Oldsmobile during a collision than in a Smart Car. You might have a bump on your head, and a few bruises to show off to your coworkers the next day, but the Oldsmobile is built solid, and chances are better than good that you are more likely to survive in the Oldsmobile than in the Smart Car in case of an accident.
God isn’t broken. Stop trying to fix Him!
God’s Word is not past its prime, antiquated, or no longer viable for our enlightened and overly stimulated generation.
It is man who has turned his back on God, and with the aid of such wolves as the individual to whom I am referring – whose name happens to rhyme with hell for anyone interested – the hearts of many are growing cold, and the one true God is being ignored, mocked, and maligned.
Look, mister horn rimmed fancy pants, original as you may think yourself to be, unprecedented and fresh as you might believe your ideas and ruminations, there have been countless others before you who having gone down the path of heresy had their conscience seared and their spiritual lives shipwrecked.
Remember the Gnostics? Yeah, those guys a long time ago who thought they had it all figured out, who thought they’d outgrown the God of the Bible, and no longer had need of Jesus as Lord, King, and Savior.
Guess what? All the Gnostics of that time are dead and gone, no more than ash, if that, yet the Word of God remains, the Christ is still worshiped and praised and men still seek Him for the salvation of their souls.
So the next time another wannabe original wants to pass off esoteric mysticism as a new way of seeing the one true God, just remember: not only are they unoriginal, in case of an accident the Smart Car god they’re trying to sell you on will do nothing to protect you.
Worshiping the gods of our own delusions might seem fun for a while but only insofar as the sun is shining, the road is clear, and there are no hurdles along the path.
When the storm clouds roll in and the weather turns and the only hope left is in something other than yourself, that’s when you know if you are serving the one true God, or a god of your own invention. Though you may call out, though you may plead, if you are serving an idol of your own making, your god will not answer, because he does not exist.
In order to know, and fellowship with the one true God, we must foremost submit to His will, His authority, and His purpose for our lives. We must subjugate our pride, and come to terms with the reality that we are not the top of the food chain, we cannot will God into doing what we want Him to do, and though we might like to change Him in some way or another, He is the God who changes not.
We have sacrificed righteousness, holiness, and sanctification on the altar of cultural relevance, and in so doing we have abandoned truth and light and wisdom.
Sorry. No, I don’t want to be culturally relevant, I just want to be Kingdom relevant, and if that makes me a hater, a Neanderthal, a relic, or whatever else men such as this will call those who continue to cling to the Old Path, so be it.
As Elijah once said to the prophets of Baal, ‘you call on the name of your god, I will call on the name of the Lord, and the God who answers by fire – he is God.’
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.