The God that our Christian culture paints is a God who is ambivalent to your attitudes or desires.
Too many people don’t discern this. This disconnect is so stark that it would seem that the God of the Bible is not the God many people are “believing” and “following.”
Old Testament Prophets, John the Baptist, Jesus, and the Apostles warned against those teaching and preaching another God, another Jesus.
Modern-day idolatry is not made of stone and wood but concepts, worldviews, and the nature of God in His attitudes and desires for a person’s life.
In the Old and New Testaments, there is a warning to those who would communicate God’s Word.
“Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” Deuteronomy 4:2
If you read the whole context,, the text above mirrors what is later written in the New Testament.
I find it worth interesting that the following words are some of the very final words written in the last chapter of the last book of the New Testament.
I firmly believe that placement and the prescribed punishments are harrowing.
We, communicators of Scripture, must be sure we are not just repeating what we have read someone else has said or written, and re-allign with the Words of Scripture lest a horror of horrors befalls us.
“18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Revelations 22