The attempt to make God generic has been a problem that has dated back to ancient civilizations for millennium. We are convinced that if we are able to make God fit into our box we will find it easier to live with Him. As we have done in the past so we do now, we make God after our own image and likeness. After all it's the least we can do for the one who made us, we can return the favor.
Cult's, politicians, governments, the media and everyone who follow them have done all they can to make God a one size fits all creator. He can be who you want or need him to be. He can and will share His glory with any one you choose to pare Him off with. He is Buddha, Krishna, Allah, Bhawulla, Nature, yourself. It amazes me that such subjectivism has taken a hold on this wonderfully enlightened generation.
What's good for you is good for you , what's good for me is good for me is still the mantra even after most of the hippies are dead and gone. Once we are able to do this with God we can see how easy it is to trickle down into the rest of our thinking.
The song "Imagine" by John Lennon still lives strong in the subconscious of America in it's rebellion to the God of the Bible.
"Imagine there's no Heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace You may say that I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world You may say that I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will live as one."
Let me rewrite these lyrics for you if I could in a shortened form.
Look how good the world would be if we could only do away with God, Heaven and Hell, religion, countries, personal possessions and establish a one world government to enforce this system.
I call the new version of this song Imagine anarchy.
It's all relative and subjective. Everything is equal and everything is true. Don't seek absolutes, don't question anything and by Gosh don't tell me anything different or we will brand you intolerant.
This is why the world hates Messiah especially this season. Merry Christmas, happy Holiday, a pleasant Kwanzaa are all nice and safe generic greetings but they have nothing to do with the birth of the Messiah and His exclusive claims to be the light of the world.
Joh 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."
Joh 9:5 "While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world."
2Co 4:3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
2Co 4:4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
We have taken Yeshua out of every holiday, changed the dates to protect the guilty and then made the entire polluted event so generic it doesn't even have a vestige of anything that it was supposed to represent. Sure makes me want to celebrate this Holiday.
All I want for Christmas is to spend money on garbage that I can't afford so that people will put it in their closet for three or four years until they decide to de junk. Giving has nothing to do with material trinkets given once a year to bolster up the economy and avoid the pressure of being called a scrooge. Giving is all year round when there are real needs that must be met in the lives of people.
I have heard it on talk radio, read the news, and watched the television and I am sick to death with the talk about Christmas yet, there is no mention of the Biblical Jewish Yeshua who was Prophesied, fulfilled, accomplished risen from the dead and coming back again. This is the only reason to celebrate this year. He is not the generic God of a failed system He is a risen Messiah who is coming back again to judge the world and reward the faithful. And there aint nothing generic about that.
It is time that we the saints of God rise up and take our place as servants of the most high God put Him back on the throne. Dethrone the usurper and the enemy of our souls for his apostasy and stop bowing down the white Anglo Saxon American protestant entrepreneurial generic god of this world.
Feel free to take your liberty in Messiah this season to celebrate or not. Just make sure you don't use your liberty as an excuse to sin by giving into the failed system of this worlds generic one size fits all god.
Merry Messiahmas to you and your family
Rabbi Henry M. Morse BA, ADD, ADHD, OCD, ETC, ETC, ETC.