Character | HarryBrewer.com
Now that I’m a Christian, I am ready for God to take me to heaven. This world is decayed, corrupt, and duplicitous. Why would I want to stay here anyway? It’s painful, and as I get older, it gets worse. One problem is the difference between spiritual values and earthly ones. This culture values money, prestige, pleasure, and things.
God values character. He delights in worship that expresses appreciation to Him; in faithfulness that keeps His ethical and righteous ways; in kindness that helps the weak; in honesty that keeps our dealings fair; in graciousness that gives tolerance to the foolish; in consideration that treats everyone with respect.
Man | HarryBrewer.com
There’s a struggle in this world for each person to be God.
Of course, none of us is qualified, but that doesn’t stop us from trying to play God. Even in our faith, we have teachings or doctrines on God. God is good, kind, just, patient, etc. But, as theologian and pastor Dietrich Bonhoffer said, the problem is that we’re teaching our view of God. Therefore, it’s limited to our perspective. Even when we get several people together, it’s still only man’s view. It’s incomplete. Then when God doesn’t do what we expect, or something happens that doesn’t fit our theology, we struggle with God. Frustrated, we say, “God why aren’t You fitting into our doctrine?!”
God | HarryBrewer.com
The most fundamental teaching of Christianity is that God made man for a personal relationship. Creation and angels weren’t enough. He wanted a being that could chose to love or not, to be devoted or not, to worship or not. He came up with man – seemingly the most advanced and most flawed of His creations.
Adam and Eve had a good friendship with and appreciation for God in the Garden of Eden. Yet God made man for something more – a deeper relationship of love and devotion. However, this deeper relationship has to be earned. So, He …. Read more ….