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13. You have been duped if you think God if merely a "higher power"
Jason Dupass  2014-01-25 15:11:26, 조회 : 2,248, 추천 : 430

Are You Being Duped?

Chapter 13: You have been duped if you think God is merely a ‘higher power’ or you settle for a God you can understand

        This chapter’s title is an unusual one; think of how many “spiritual people” that is in this world who have no exact religion, while admitting to a “higher power”. Philpott writes that his objective is to prove “God is more than a higher power.” Based on the bible’s description of God, He truly is much more; the Alpha and Omega. A devoted Christian is supposed to believe in the Holy Trinity for God is the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Philpott uses Romans 15:5-6 where it says “May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” In this passage we see both the Father and Son mentioned as one.

        Jesus is the only “major spiritual figure” who proclaims to be “God in the flesh” and as Philpott writes “Jesus consistently subordinated himself to the Father, all the while doing that which Deity alone could do.” The Holy Trinity is the Father, Son and Holy Ghost; God sent Christ so that he can redeem the chosen people through His crucifixion. We needed a sacrifice sufficient enough for the whole world, so an unblemished human sacrifice was required. Man is unable to please God, so Jesus who is both God and man was sent.

         After the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Christ the Holy Spirit was sent so that God’s children can be guided throughout life in this sinful world. As Philpott writes “is logical in that the perfect sacrifice for sin must be both God and man. God to atone for sin, and man to actually die.”

         Jesus had told the Pharisees in John 8:42 “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came forth from God; I came not of my own accord, but he sent me.” The Pharisees thought and acted as if they knew God, but when God was there in front of their eyes as Jesus taught and performed miracles. Philpott writes “God was his Father, thus claiming equality with God.” We can also see this reiterated in John 12:44-45 and John 14:6 when Apostle Thomas was told by Christ “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” Jesus serves as our mediator because through Him our sins are forgiven by God, which allows His spirit to be upon us as His children.

          When the term “higher power” is used it doesn’t specify an exact source, it doesn’t truly describe the magnificence of God. It can be used for any source of inspiration or motivation. Now if you admit to knowing God, then one would know what God has done; which is sent Christ for our reconciliation with him. To get to heaven we must know God, we must know Christ and with their thoughts and precepts the Holy Spirit will guide us into Heaven’s Gate. Seeking a “higher power or a god in which we understand is a sure sign of being duped.  

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14  14. You are being duped if you think you can't be tricked by the devil (Part 1)    Jason Dupass 2014/02/01 347 4396
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12  12. You have been duped if you think the Bible is not trustworthy    Jason Dupass 2014/01/18 402 1879
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7  7. Ignoring your conscience, Bible or the church  [1]  Jason Dupass 2013/11/22 305 1414
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