Who Needs God - Part 2

Gods of the No Testament

A Some-Body-Told-Me-So God

Our Growing Up Gods:

*Bodyguard God

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

*On-Demand God

I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.  Mark 11:24 NLT

*Boyfriend God

 For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”  Hebrews 13:5 NLT

*Guilt God

Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night. Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just. For I was born a sinner—yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.  Psalm 51:2-5 NLT

*Anti-Science God

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1 NLT

od or science is a false alternative.

*Gap God

God conveniently shows up as an explanation for everything we can't currently explain.

For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9 NLT

If everything were explained and explainable, it would not explain away God.

A predictable, stable, explainable universe.

Question:  Where did your view of the God you struggled to believe in originate?