Do you שָׁחָה (worship) the same God I do?

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Sure, we may sing

the same songs and hymns . . .

 

We may attend

the same congregation . . .

 

Maybe we attend our congregations

on the same day . . .

 

Then again,

maybe we don’t . . .

 

We may genuinely

like each other . . .

 

We may even look forward

to seeing each other . . .

 

We may banter

about doctrine . . .

 

We may agree

on fundamental principles . . .

 

But none of this is שָׁחָה.

 

None of this is shāchāh.

 

This is tradition . . .

This is fellowship . . .

This is doctrine . . .

To worship – shāchāh – is to bow down – to prostrate

 

We may raise Holy hands,

but do we bow down on Holy knees?

 

So,

a question begs

to be asked:

Do you שָׁחָה (worship) the same God I do?

We shall see . . .

 

  • Sola fide (Faith “alone”)?

Even though we were created for a life

of good deeds

prepared by God

in advance?

Ephesians 2:10 (CJB)

10 For we are of God’s making,

created in union with the Messiah Yeshua

for a life of good actions

already prepared by God for us to do.

 

Even though we will be judged

by our deeds –

whether they were –

good

or

bad?

Yochanan (John) 5:28-29 (CJB)

28 Don’t be surprised at this;

because the time is coming

when all who are in the grave

will hear his voice 29 and come out —

those who have done good

to a resurrection of life,

and

those who have done evil

to a resurrection of judgment.

 

Even though trust

without actions

is dead?

Ya’akov (Jacob: aka James) 2:14-17 (CJB)

14 What good is it, my brothers,

if someone

claims

to have faith

but has no actions to prove it?

Is such “faith” able to save him?

15 Suppose a brother or sister

is without clothes and daily food, 16 and someone says to him,

Shalom! Keep warm and eat hearty!”

without giving him what he needs,

what good does it do?

17 Thus, faith by itself,

unaccompanied by actions,

is dead.

 

So,

Do we?

Do you?

Do we שָׁחָה (worship) the same God?

Do you שָׁחָה (worship) the same God I do?

 

The German inserted

a word –

he wanted to burn

the other ones, . . .

 

They didn’t fit –

there was no

intersection allowed

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So,

lets make a L-O-N-G list

to keep

things

short . . .

 

Chist-o-(is it really)logical?!?

  • Adoptionism
  • Apollinarism
  • Arianism
  • Docetism?
  • Luciferian?
  • Macedonian?
  • Melchisedechian?
  • Monarchianism?
  • Monophysitism?
  • Nestorianism?
  • Patripassiamism?
  • Psilanthropism?
  • Sabellianism?

Sycretism? Gnostics + the “ism”

  • Manichaeism?
  • Paulicianism
  • Priscillianism?
  • Naassenes?
  • Sethian?
  • Ophites?
  • Valentianism?

What about the others?

  • Antinomianism?
  • Audianism?
  • Circumcellions?
  • Donatism?
  • Ebionites?
  • Euchites?
  • Iconoclasm?
  • Marcionism?
  • Montanism?
  • Pelagianism?
  • Semipelagianism?

 

B O R I N G !     right?

 

If there is

nothing

NEW under the

sun . . .

 

  • Drunken laughter?
  • Slain in the Spirit?
  • Demons in Christians (can’t help but hear the guitar dueling the banjo . . . )?
  • Supersessionism?
  • Name it claim it?
  • Health and Wealth?
  • Emergent?
  • Manifest Sons of Destiny?
  • Seeker Sensitive?
  • Glory clouds?
  • Toking the Ghost?
  • Snorting lines of scripture?
  • Relativism?
  • Kicking a woman in the face with a biker boot . . . to heal her?!?
  • Joel’s Army?
  • We are all “little gods”?
  • All paths lead . . . .

 

Do you think

that these things

are okay?

 

If so,

This is where

our intersections –

 

yours and mine

 

start becoming

dichotomies . . .

 

Do you שָׁחָה (worship) the same God I do?

 

Can a believer love worldly things? Secular things?

1 Yochanan (John) 2:15-16 (CJB)

15 Do not love the world

or the things of the world.

If someone loves the world,

then love for the Father is not in him;

16 because all the things of the world —

the desires of the old nature,

the desires of the eyes,

and the pretensions of life —

are not from the Father but from the world.

 

So do you?

Do you follow this COMMAND?

If you don’t . . .

Do you שָׁחָה (worship) the same God I do?

 

Do your actions

match

what you mouth

proclaims?

 

If the purpose of us . . .

of being created –

is to worship

and to serve

the CREATOR

then . . .

Do YOU prostrate yourself

at the football game –

at the concert –

at the party –

 

Are your secular endeavors

FREEDOM?

or

REJECTION?

 

So, I will ask

again . . .

Do you שָׁחָה (worship) the same God I do?

 

I know . . .

I know . . .

PHARISEE!!!!

LEGALIST!!!

RELIGION KEEPER!!!

 

John 14:24 (the answer in part)

24 Someone who doesn’t love me

doesn’t keep my words  . . .

 

and since love

is the key,

I bow

down . . .

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Dani'el 3:17-18 (CJB) 17 Your majesty, if our God, whom we serve, is able to save us, he will save us from the blazing hot furnace and from your power. 18 But even if he doesn’t, we want you to know, your majesty, that we will neither serve your gods nor worship the gold statue which you have set up.”
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2 Responses to Do you שָׁחָה (worship) the same God I do?

  1. IS JESUS GOD?-BY STEVE FINNELL
    Jesus not only is the Son of God, He is God.

    1 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ:(NKJV)

    The apostle Peter understood that Jesus was in fact God.

    John 20:27-29…..28 And Thomas answered and said to Him , “My Lord and my God”….(NKJV)

    Thomas calls Jesus his God.

    Romans 9:5 of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God, Amen. (NKJV)

    Christ is God.

    Hebrews 1:1-8……But to the Son He says: “Your throne O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom.(NKJV)

    God the Father refers to Jesus as God.

    Titus 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.(NKJV)

    Jesus is not only the Savior, but God as well.

    John 1:1-17 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God , and the Word was God…..(NKJV)

    Jesus was the Word and He was with God the Father in the beginning. All things were created through Jesus Christ. Jesus is God, however He is not God the Father.

    John 17:5 “And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the the world was.(NKJV)

    Genesis 1:1,26 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image…(NKJV)

    Jesus is God, the creator of all things. [Who is Us? God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit all took part in creation.]

    Colossians 1:12-18…..16 For by Him all things were created…17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist…..(NKJV)

    Jesus is God, the creator of all things.

    ———————————————————————————

    The Jewish leaders understood that Jesus was claiming to be God in the flesh.

    John 10:31-38…..33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”……. (NKJV)

    John 10:33…..a mere man, claim to be God.(NIV)

    John 10:33 ….You claim to be God, although you’re only a man.” (God’s Word Translation)

    Yes, Jesus claimed to be God.

    ——————————————————————————-

    JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD. JESUS IS GOD.

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