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Why the nations of the earth should bow down to the God of the Bible is explored.
2. The God of the Bible
This web page references the God of the Bible which includes both the Old and the New Testaments. All the chapters in the Bible are listed for the Amplified Bible. Click on "Bible Book List." You can change the version or language.
These links above lead to each chapter of each of the 66 books of the Bible in many languages. This God has revealed himself as Creator and thus the owner of all that is. He has given us complete freedom to create whether we create with respect to him or without respect to him. "...for he makes his sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike]." (Matthew 5:45b Amplified New Testament, the Bible) While there is general blessing on the earth such as the sun rising and setting each day and the progression of the seasons (Genesis 8:22 Amplified Old Testament, the Bible), there is another sense that we are responsible to God for what we do with what he has loaned to us for our life time. "A man planted a vineyard and leased it to some vinedressers and went to another country for a long stay. When the right season came, he sent a bond servant to the tenants so that they might give to him [his part] of the fruit of the vineyard; but the tenants beat (thrashed) and dishonored him and insulted him disgracefully and sent him away empty-handed. And he sent still another servant; him they also beat (thrashed) and dishonored and insulted him disgracefully and sent him away empty-handed. And he sent yet a third; this one they wounded and threw out [of the vineyard]. Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it is probable that they will respect him.' But when the tenants saw him, they argued among themselves, saying, 'This is the heir; let us kill him so that the inheritance may be ours.' So they drove him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and [utterly] put an end to those tenants and will give the vineyard to others." (Luke 20:9b-15) Amplified New Testament, the Bible) We are both individually and corporately responsible for what we do on this earth and those of us who rule over others are held to a higher standard.
There is no way without God's help that we can meet God's standard. If we do not know his standard, we do not know that we fall short. At this point one might want to stop investigating as ignorance is bliss. However, in what country is ignorance of the law a reason to be free to disobey it without punishment? God is aware and has said, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge..." Hosea 4:6a Amplified Old Testament, the Bible) While the Bible is full of stories of the actions of people and the actions of God, here are two that may be familiar to illustrate that while we might not know him initially, he is still in charge and makes his judgments known. Exodus 1-16 Amplified Old Testament, the Bible describes the interaction of Moses and Pharaoh of Egypt in relation to God's request through Moses that the people of God be able to worship God. The movie The Ten Commandments starring Charlton Heston may be known to you. Egypt had to endure 10 plagues to understand it was God making the request and not just a man.
Navigation examples for online Bibles on Bible Gateway
Exodus 1 (and you can change it to Exodus 2, etc, as you read by backspacing the 1 out and adding 2 and clicking on the magnifying glass (search) on the right.)
Exodus 1-16 (all in one click)
Exodus 1-16 can be changed from the English Amplified Bible to the French La Bible du Semeur (BDS) by choosing the drop down entry on the right then click on the magnifying glass (search)on the right near it. You will see that in English 16 chapters can be displayed but in French only 10 chapters are displayed. You will need to pay attention to what you asked for and what was actually presented.
1 Kings 18:17-39 Amplified Old Testament, the Bible describes the interaction of Elijah (God's prophet) and the Baal prophets (not God's prophets). It was a contest to see which God/god had the power to answer by fire. Elijah even made it "difficult" for God by making the conditions harder (wetter). The contest results were enforced as all the Baal prophets were killed. What happened? How many Baal prophets were there? Look it up!
Please don't put yourself in the position of fighting God and losing.
Who is the God of the Bible?
Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
The Father wills what is to happen. The Son executes the will of the Father. The Holy Spirit searches the hearts of people and applies the presence of God to them.
3. Government and God
In the United States we hear often the phrase "separation of church and state." There are many who are eloquent with respect to this. You can go to Google.com and type this phrase into the search bar to investigate what has been said. It is very strange that children in school get into trouble when bringing a Bible to school, choosing to create a biblical picture in art class, or praying while the U.S. Senate employs a chaplain with taxpayer money and each day is opened in prayer. Our U.S. Constitution was written so that the majority could not dictate to the minority. One component of this is that each state has two U.S. senators regardless of population. Unfortunately, a minority of one can end up dictating to the majority via court appeals. This is our problem in the U.S.
But when God knocks on the door of each nation, only those in that nation can answer. So what if a nation is Muslim or atheist or secular or Hindu or Buddhist or "you didn't mention my religion?" Why should any nation bow down to the God of the Bible and consider him?
I will answer by way of my favorite joke (I do not smoke). "Why do you smoke your cigar that way?" "Because the other way burns my tongue."
If not already, we are coming into a time when living life while ignoring the God of the Bible will no longer be without consequences. Our power to hurt and destroy each other is much greater than ever before in history. The population of the earth is greater than ever before. While at one point a nation could act in any way it chose even to the hurt of others, all of human kind was not hurt. Our actions now have global implications and effect both instant and long term. There has to be a point at which even though we do not choose to acknowledge God's existence or his ownership of this planet, he will "come down here" and make changes. Some of these changes will resemble judgments being executed. Otherwise, we will destroy ourselves.
I do totally understand you might have disdain at this point. But if you are open-minded, read now so that even if you do not want to obey God now or cannot see any reason to do so, you will be able to make corrections quickly later if and when you do see it. You can be in alignment with God, out of alignment with God, or a mixture of both in and out of alignment with God. The lesson of the Bible is, do not willingly put yourself or your nation out of alignment with God.
What follows are portions of the Bible I believe God wants us to deal with.
4. Settle this First
"Every scripture is God-breathed (given by his inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action), so that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work." (II Timothy 3:16-17 Amplified New Testament, the Bible)
What will be presented on this mobile web site is scripture, words taken from the Bible which God says he gave and which we call God's Word.
Perhaps at this point you have never read the Bible. Maybe you read some of it or even all of it but you didn't understand it or figure out what to make of it. What II Timothy 3:16-17 Amplified New Testament, the Bible communicates is that you need the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, and that you put your scissors away. You don't cut out the parts you don't like, don't understand or don't want to be subject to. You need to take it as a whole, struggling with it without rejecting it or parts of it. The Author (God) is close by to help you. If you realize you have missed the mark of his standard, you ask forgiveness and make corrections. God likes change to be real, from inside out. It's not a race but you do need to move forward with him each day.
I am committed not to waste your time or my time by adding anything that I do not feel God wants me to add. This may mean there will be no new entries for a while. If this happens, just go back over what is already out there. If you want to stay a while at one point, do so. Hopefully, each one of us will be interacting with the Living God who knows, understands and knows what is best for each one of us each moment of our lives.
I am a fallible human being attempting to do something that when I think about it is too big to do! In the end, you, the Bible, and the God of the Bible should be interacting. This website and my writings should point the way and possibly strike the match that sparks your relationship with God.
5. Links to the Bible
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5. Know the time of your visitation
You may have been living your life and/or exercizing your power of leadership for a while without interference. At some point you will be approached by the God of the Bible to change your ways and acknowledge Him. It will be as if you came to someone and presented something that required a decision. How long will you wait for an answer before you turn away? Consider that you may not have long before God sees that no answer is your answer (Daniel 5:27 Amplified Old Testament, the Bible). This is not to scare you. It is to give you fair warning. I suggest you read the entire book of Daniel in the Old Testament. You can change from the Amplified to another English version or to your language.
Last updated: 05/10/2017
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