“Now search all of history, from the time God created people on the earth until now, and search from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything as great as this ever been seen or heard before?” (Deuteronomy 4:32 NLT)
Though history has always been a matter of perspective–based upon who’s telling it–there can be no denying that nothing greater has happened in history than the creation of man–by a self-sufficient God–not created by the hands of man!
People can worship any god of their choosing–and create images of their likenesses and commit them to stone, but have those images–those gods ever created anything?
I’ve often wondered how anyone could believe that something created by the hands of man could yield any supernatural power over anything or anyone. Somehow, that type of belief defies logic. If I can make it–then would not I have the power supposedly given to the “thing?”
Now, I realize that many would say belief in an “unseen” God defies logic as well, but belief in Creator God–one who created everything and without Him nothing was created makes more sense than “us” making things and then giving them power.
What have the other gods created except for confusion in the minds of many? Did they create the earth or the heavens, the stars, or the seas or even “mankind” as we are today?
Why would anyone worship a “thing” and expect anything from it? Things, created by the hands of people, have no power of themselves and therefore, since they cannot “do” anything of their own accord, why do they deserve worship by anyone?
I’m not trying to minimize a person’s belief in whatever they believe; I’m simply trying to understand it.
No mound of stones is creating anything, no ropes of beads or gems is creating anything, no wooden crosses are creating anything–when we give the things more power than He who created all the material in which the things were created, we are worshipping idols, which is a waste of time and energy.
But then–there are those who worship spouses, children, cars, jobs, themselves and once again I ask–why?
There is no greater god–no matter how many people worship the things they create–than the God of Heaven who created all the things people use to create the images that have no power.
But the god of this world (Satan) has deceived people into thinking the things are deserving of worship which is why they do it. If people are convinced that “things” have power when they don’t, their focus is not on God and Satan can continue to influence people into doing stupid–killing, destroying, lying, stealing, manipulating and when people wear blinders, they can be led into darkness, not understanding the power of Light and Truth.