Please Don’t Call God: “Dude”

25 Aug

I believe in God. Wholeheartedly, completely, without a doubt. I do not believe in a “dude in the sky” or “the old man upstairs” as John Wayne once put it. It’s interesting that my wife’s therapist, who happens to be a Christian, has 10 pictures of Mr. Wayne on his wall and only one picture of Jesus. I guess he fears he could get fired if his office looks like a church, or even the office of a Christian man.

I could never disrespect God like that. Besides, God isn’t “in the sky.” That’s a misconception many people have who don’t know Jesus Christ as their Savior. God is everywhere, transcending space and time.

Another misconception that non believers have is that we have to be “religious” to believe in and worship God. I immensely dislike religion and yet I’m a born-again, Bible believing follower of Jesus Christ. Most religious people aren’t. Roman Catholics are not followers of Jesus. Neither are Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, Buddhists, Hindus, Scientologists and there are others. That is not to say these people don’t believe Jesus ever existed or that he is perhaps a god (Mormons and JW’s will at least say that about Christ), but they do not believe He IS God.

It’s the greatest stumbling block in the world.

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