About Jesus Steve Sweetman
The God We Serve
Billions of people in the world claim to serve God. The Islamic people claim to serve God. The Jehovah Witness claim to serve God. Catholics claim to serve God. Evangelicals claim to serve God. It seems that we all claim to serve God.
The question is then asked, "do we all serve the same God". The Islam world serve the God that Mohammed served, preached and taught. Is their God our God? The Jehovah Witnesses do not believe that Jesus is God, but rather a created being slightly lower than God. Do we serve the same God as they do?
At this point I am sure you know the answer to this question. No, we do not serve the same God as others. Then what God do we serve? We serve the God who is clearly portrayed in the pages of the Bible, the Holy and Inspired Scriptures, the Word of God.
So where in the Bible does it tell us what God we serve? You might say that the Bible teaches we believe in the God of Abraham. You are right, but that is not a complete answer. You might say then that we believe in the God that Paul preached. That is correct as well but fails to really answer the question.
There are three important Scriptures in the Bible that tell us plainly what God we serve. They are as follows. "The God and Father of our Lord Jesus...knows that I am not lying" (2 Cor. 11:31) "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed usÖ" (Eph. 1:3) "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In His great mercy He has given us new birthÖ" (1 Peter 3:1) Do you see the common phrase in these three verses. This is it. This tells us plainly who we serve. Yes, we serve the God of Abraham, of Moses, of Paul, and of Peter, yet most of all we serve "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ".
We know that Jesus is co-equal with God. He is God. We look at Jesus Christ our Lord, knowing He is God, and we say that His Father is our God. That puts all of the emphasis on Jesus, where it should be. Jesus separates us from all other religions. How we view Jesus is fundamental to our faith. If we do not believe that Jesus is God, then we cannot be a Christian. Once we believe that Jesus is in fact God we can go the next step and say that His Father is our God as Peter and Paul did in the above verses.
So the next time we say we serve or believe in God, we can know for sure what God we are talking about. The next time you hear, or someone tells you that we all believe in the same God, donít believe them. If they donít believe in the "God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ", realizing that Jesus is one with God, then we believe in different Godís. Our God stands alone, far above any so-called God.