To Pastor John Steenburgh:
You asked two questions in your article in Saturday's paper. No, America has not outgrown God, and no it has not forgotten him.
God is bigger than America or the world. To have forgotten him, we would have had to know him. We do not know him because we have been deceived. God cannot lie. He created all things (Genesis chapter 1) by the words of his mouth. If he were to try to lie, he would create a new truth. Therefore, whatever he has said in his word is the truth, believe it. OK, there are some translation errors, misunderstandings and misconceptions. But if you get back to the original it is the truth of God.
In Genesis 1:2 we are told that "the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters and God said let there be light." In John 1:1,2, we are told "In the beginning was the word, and the word was God." We rightly believe that the word was Jesus. This is a perceived conflict with Genesis 1:2 because we have been taught that God is a trinity. I had parents; therefore, I am a son. I am married; therefore, I am a husband. I have children; therefore, I am a father. I refuse to be called a trinity just because I am called by different titles in different situations.
Nowhere does the Bible tell us God is a trinity. It is a deception that was used to explain a misconception. We are told in Mark 12:29, "And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:" And in Ga 3:20, it is said "Now a mediator is not [a mediator] of one, but God is one." Does the word of God (Jesus) lie or do we misunderstand it?
Acts 12:4 says, "And when he had apprehended him, he put [him] in prison, and delivered [him] to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people." But the word translated as Easter is the word for Passover and not Easter. This is said to have been done to appease King James. So it's a deception.
My 400-word limit has arrived, but there is more.