John Lennon and God
There is an idea of God in today’s world that stems back to ancient philosophers. It was almost gone in retro America until the ☀️free love revolution and John Lennon 🌤 re-instilled it in the minds of youth.
🙄The concept that God is a coping mechanism, that He is a concept by which we measure our pain.🙄
I reject the premise. God is not a concept, He is the creator of all concepts, he is not a measurement; he is the one who prescribes all measurements, and God is not pain. Pain is the absence of God where sin is found.
We can’t let today’s philosophies determine our idea of God. We must more so take our views of God and re-examine them daily. As Paul says renewing our minds and testing ourselves. It’s only by this process that we can determine what the perfect will of God is for our lives. By knowing WHO our Heavenly father is, what He desires for us, and never straying from that.
This may seem like a lot, but to God it isn’t anything more than what you would put into a relationship you genuinely care about. Effort is the name of the game. When we want to know God, we put in the effort to do so. By renewing our minds, we put in the effort to deepening that relationship every day. We deepen that relationship by not being swayed with cultural misconceptions that all things good and bad are God’s fault. Rather that God is a father that gives us the ability to decide for ourselves. Yet, just like a father; he commands us to do certain things, expects us to do others and teaches us to do some. As a father would; He trusts us to make the appropriate decisions; the most important of all being to love him with all of our hearts, souls and minds.
This is completely in contrast to John Lennon’s stance on God. But he did write some nifty songs 😉
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Luke 10:27