The god of this apostate generation no more resembles the God
of the Bible than a gnat resembles an angel. The puny, pygmy,
frustrated god of our day, is an idol carved from the trees
which grow wild in the dark forests of their depraved minds.
The God of the Bible is infinitely and indescribably above
the gods of man's imagination.
The gods of Arminian, freewill, works religion cannot
even be compared to the TRUE GOD (Isa. 46:9-11).
That God who truly is God has distinct attributes which set him
apart from all the gods of men, four distinct attributes which
specifically set him apart from the imaginary god of this
SOVEREIGNTY -Our God truly is God. He rules all things,
everywhere, at all times absolutely. A god who wants or desires,
or wills what he does not have, or what does not come to pass is
no God at all (Isa. 45:7; 46:9-11; Psa. 115:3; 135:6).
HOLINESS - "Holy and reverend is his name." When Isaiah
saw the LORD in his holiness, sitting upon his throne, high and
lifted up, when he heard the seraphim cry, "Holy, holy, holy, is
the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory," he fell
on his face and confessed his sin before the thrice holy God (Isa.
JUSTICE - The God of the Bible is, unlike all the gods of men,
just and true. He always deals with all his creatures upon the
basis of strict justice. He will by no means clear the guilty
(Ex. 34:7). Yet, this great sovereign, holy, and just God is
infinitely and indescribably gracious.
GRACIOUS - He says, "I will be gracious to whom I will be
gracious." He found a way to deliver his chosen from going
down to the pit (Job 33:24). That way is the satisfaction of
justice by the substitutionary sacrifice of his own dear Son
(Isa. 53:4-6, 8, 9-11; 2 Cor. 5:21).
"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan