|Worship before the Throne of God (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
King James Version (KJV)
We live in a violent often frightening world. There are many humans who are evil and propagate ideas and beliefs that cause great harm. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell who is right and who is wrong. This is especially true when claims are made as a judgement coming from God.
God surely can speak to us in many ways, but we should be discerning when someone pronounces a message they say that has been given to them directly from God. This has been the ruse of many of the false prophets throughout history.
When a person or group declares that they have the authority from their God or their scripture to cut off heads and murder people then those who have made that declaration are to be questioned in their belief system. A so-called god who commands its followers to persecute and kill others is a small weak god who cannot fend for itself--in actuality a false god who does not speak but dwells in the delusions of its adherents.
Fortunately the One True God who showed us mercy and provided us grace through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ is a big God who will take care of himself. God allows earthly governments and armies to have power in their seasons, but the ultimate judgment will be directed by God himself.
The pure logic, sense, and beauty of the book Christians know as the Holy Bible makes it very clear to those with eyes to see, ears to hear, and the wisdom of understanding the story of us, the God-created human race. In this book the truth can be found. Anything that disputes what is to be found in these pages speaks of deceit and lies.
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth.Romans 2:1-2
New International Version (NIV)