What is your view of God?

As we often say at CrossPoint, your view of God is the most important thing about you.  Of the three illustrations proposed below, which view best describes how you relate to Him?

John the Baptist took approach #3, when he said, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30).


3 Responses to “What is your view of God?”

  1. 1 Lee
    October 2, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Ravi Zacharias presented in his most recent sermon an evaluation I have paraphrased below that may also be helpful in determining how we view ourselves in relation to God:

    If Jesus is not lord, our body becomes our soul, the source that defines eternal importance. Consequently, our emotional responses are deformed, turning them upside down in their expression. What provokes laughter and what breaks a person’s heart reveals their perception of eternal value and earthly priority. One who is a slave to righteousness will not find joy in an abomination, trivialize the sacred, or respond to blasphemy with indifference. Therefore, is it possible to be a devoted Christ follower and be entertained by what Hollywood is offering as entertainment? The ability to handle emotions in legitimate expressions is evidence of a heart and mind surrendered to the lordship of Jesus Christ.

  2. 2 Searching
    October 7, 2008 at 11:19 am

    My answer to the question posed by Mr. Zacharias is ‘yes’. One can be a devoted follower of Christ and be entertained by Hollywood. Everything in life has a context and when one begins to understand the context one is able to process all of life and learn the lessons as Holy Spirit teaches us. A follow up question to his, for me, would be; does one have to support and agree with the Hollywood agenda if one is entertained by it’s product? Answer: NO. The more we mature as Christians does not mean we withdraw from the world, but it does mean we are IN the world but not OF it. Discernment is a quality of spiritual maturity. Being able to see the subtle messages that Hollywood works into it’s movies and television shows allows one to be free of it’s influence. One can compare in each moment the message they have against the message of scripture and know the truth. When we come to LIVE approach #3 we are able to see truth everywhere no matter what the world or the devil throws at us. Great blog Ryan!

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