backpack". I thought to myself, "what kind of description is that?" That can be several people I know. That could be me! The description was so vague. They have so little to go on. The investigation has to continue if they are going to arrest the correct person.
How is God described today? If we had to tell someone about him and give details, would he be described like any other god?
This is Sally from TruthNews, "can you describe God to me?" "In my mind, god is powerful but I guess not all-powerful because sometimes evil wins."
"Someone must have created god because things are not created out of nothing."
"He must have a beginning and I guess an end too, right?"
"This world is a free-for-all and god can't seem to rule, he can't be everywhere; have you seen the news?"
"I guess he needs to get some rest. Everyone gets tired! Perhaps tomorrow when he awakes things will be better."
"God, is there a god?"
It seems amusing but sadly our world is in trouble much like the days of old. We need to know about the One True God, Yahweh!
In the Book of 1 Kings there must have been some who were misinformed; a correct description of the True God of Israel needed to be proved, put on display for all to see (especially for Ahab).
Well, Elijah can't seem to take it any more and he mocks their efforts and their god. He says to them, “Shout louder!” he said. “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.” So they shouted louder and slashed themselves with swords and spears, as was their custom, until their blood flowed. Midday passed, and they continued their frantic prophesying until the time for the evening sacrifice. But there was no response, no one answered, no one paid attention." (1 Kings 18:27-29)
Vague descriptions lead to unclear answers.
"At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.” Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench. When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!” (1 kings 18:36-39)
I'm your news anchor today. I will describe him clearly using HIS own resume.
"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints." (1 Corinthians 14:33)
Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe." (John 20:27)