The story of mankind is a history of repeating themes and ideas. One of these ideas is the idea of the restlessness of men without God. Era by era, time and time again, no matter culture or location, the people of God, by calling or making choose to leave him. They choose to abandon the safety and sanctity of relationship with him, in favor of the opportunity to exercise his image as their own. They seek to do their own will and create their own futures. As God is our creator, this is offensive. But what is far worse is that they are not content to leave God, but instead, wish to take his name, his iconography, his stories and abscond with them, turning them into their own twisted versions of these things. This is the story of the Golden calf in exodus, which Aaron called “the God who brought you out of Egypt.” Their is consequence for this. Their is a difference between the God we have given ourselves to worship and the one true God. It is terrifying that we often don’t know the difference. But we should be more terrified that he does know the difference and he is not pleased.
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY.
First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years.
I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy.
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