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An AWEsome God
- Mark 10:27
Today, one of the biggest problems Christians have is believing in God's Word. We hear about the miracles, the virgin birth, the physical resurrection, and even God reaching from Heaven to write on a wall... We hear about all this power, all this majesty, and instead of believing it, we often measure it against our own.
We measure it by our standards, and say, "That isn't possible." There is nothing in this world that can do those things, so how can God? And more than not, we put ourselves in competition with God, rather than accepting Him as our creator. We try to accomplish Godly feats, and just like the builder of the Titanic, we say, "Not even God is able stop that."
Instead of believing His Word, we try to rationalize it, to make it fit our possibilities. One of the most amazing comments made by a "Christian Expert" was that it didn't matter if Christ rose again or not. The simple fact that He came to Earth was enough.
What amazes me about this comment, is that this Christian "Expert" is saying the same thing that Paul rebuked the Church of Corinth for; by saying, "But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?" (1 Corinthians 15:12-34)
Just like the so-called expert, many Christians try to rationalize the Bible. They assume that certain things could not happen, and therefore must be figurative. They believe that the parting of the Red Sea is more a metaphor for being able to part from Egypt. They believe that Jesus walking on water represents God's power to overcome the laws that we know... (just not walking on water).
We have a God who can do all things. A God who not only rules the Heavens and the Earth, but one who Created them. So why do Christians doubt the miracles in the Bible? Why do they doubt that God can take charge of their lives, and lead them out of their sinful slavery, just as He led Moses and His people from slavery?
Ask yourself, are you rationalizing the power of God? When you read the Bible do you think to yourself that it cannot be true, or are you in awe of His Power, His Majesty, and His might?
Are you in awe of a God who can do all things, and yet chose to die on the cross to save you from your sins... Are you in awe of a God who defied death, so that you may also defy the punishment of your sins through Him?
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1 Corinthians 15:12-34
 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?  But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:  And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.  Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.  For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:  And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.  Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.  If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.  But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.  For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.  But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.  Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.  For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.  For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.  Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?  And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?  I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.  If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.  Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.  Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
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