NAMES! RELIGION IS A WAY OF DISTANCING OURSELVES FROM GOD!
All over the world we find that human beings retain knowledge of God but have persistently sought to distance themselves from Him. This distancing takes several forms. One religious idea is reflected in stories of a High God who is uninterested in His creation. God’s existence is acknowledged, but He has become uninterested in the affairs of mankind.
Another religious idea assumes that the gods were themselves created through the mind of mankind. Typically the many gods in such systems are organized in hierarchies, and humankind is to deal with the lesser gods.
A very common religious thought for distancing from God is to envision deities in man’s image. The enemy likes to reverse the Biblical order of God's creation. They would say that MAN MADE GOD IN IS IMAGE.
However, the Word of God tells us differently. GOD MADE MAN IN HIS IMAGE. God made man in HIS image and man fell from that through sin. Then man, in his worldly prideful wisdom tries to create god in his image so that he can do what is right in his own eyes.
I am thankful that I serve the ONE TRUE GOD who is "All-knowing", "All-present", and "All-powerful." AMEN!
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.