Thursday, 11 October 2012

Might and Power.

God is not might and power.

Although God is almighty and all powerful He does not function through might or power.

Many Christians have made the mistake of assuming that God. being almighty and all powerful, wins out through violence and force.

But this is not the case.

God is gentle and non-violent.

When God showed Elijah the wind, the earthquake, and the fire God was not in them. He was in the small voice (a whisper).

"'Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of hosts.'"  Zechariah 4:6b (NRSV)

So we can disregard all the hymns and doctrines based on might, power, victory, conquest, triumph.....

God is not in them.

God is gentle and non-violent, even small.


(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.)

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