many people don’t believe in any god. they don’t want to. they don’t know how. they don’t see a need. it doesn’t make sense. there’s not enough proof. they see too many problems. life is fine without a god.
the majority believe in the god of their forefathers. a god passed down through the centuries. a god of history and folklore. whether a god of tribal heritage or suburban sunday school, they had no real choice. it was simply assumed. moms and dads pass on their images of god. right or wrong is immaterial.
lots of people believe in a god they create. a god that makes sense to them. a god of convenience. a god who they can turn to in times of emergency. a god who’s kind of a mixture of santa claus and a three-wish genie. a hybrid god of jehovah, allah, brahman, and ahura mazda. a god of great power. or a god of great hope.
few believe in the god of the bible. for most, the god of the bible is too narrow…too intolerant…to judgmental…too angry…too exclusive. they don’t know the bible. they think they know the bible, but don’t. they don’t trust the reliability, veracity, authenticity, or legitimacy of the bible.
i wish people would take matters of life and death more seriously. but they’re too busy. too “into” their lives and the lives of their families or work or play or living the life of here and now.
i wish people would overcome their fears or hurdles to spend more time seeking god and truth. more time investigating the genuineness of the bible. more time fighting through the inconsistencies and hypocrisies of people of faith. i’ll freely admit we have many.
i wish more people would ask questions and stay long enough to get answers.
how about you? which kind of person are you?