Summary: Many people believe in god but what god are they talking about, their god of the God of ceration.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD
Let me ask you a question. Just one question. Do you believe in God? That question
has been asked of hundreds of millions of people around the world. Do you know what
the answer has been most of the time? “Yes, I believe in god.” But the god that a lot of
people say they believe in is not the God of creation. A lot of people say that they believe
in God, but they really believe in some false god.
Now how are we going to distinguish whether I’m going to tell you the truth, or whether
someone else is going to tell you the truth? We have to rely on what? The Holy Spirit to
lead us to the truth. We can not let anyone deceive us and let us think that we believe in
the true God, when it is really a false god. Now I’m going to tell you one sure way to tell
if that god is the true God or a false god. The best way to tell if the god that people are
trying to tell you that their god is the way to heaven is to see what the Bible has to say
about their god.
There has been literally millions of books written on religion. But this is the only book,
this Holy Bible, is the only book that remains without change. Look at a lot of these
religions and a lot of these books that people write, and you’ll find that somewhere along
the line that changes have been made. There was a man, his father was a preacher, that
read through the Bible and decided that, “This was a bunch of garbage. I don’t believe
this any more.” He sat down and wrote a book of his own and said, “This is the way to
reach God.” Literally thousands upon thousands of people a year are deceived and are
believing in a false god. He threw the Bible away! He made changes of his own! Look
at all of the great religions of this world, and go back into their history and you’ll find that
somewhere along the line they made changes. But, Christianity has not made any
changes. Now we have people that stand up and say that they are Christians, but they
want to twist the word. True Christianity is based upon the Word of God.
So, if you want to say, “Yes I believe in God.” You had better believe in the God that
the Bible presents. Now who is this God that the Bible presents? Now who is He?
In the book of John Jesus is quoted as saying, “God is a spirit, and they that worship
Him must worship Him in spirit and truth.” God is a spirit! Our spirit then, must
worship His Spirit. That is how we worship God; with our spirit.
Now, where do these spirits come from? God is a Spirit from the very beginning.
Before anything else was, there was God. Right! No one else existed. God made
everything. When we look at the stars at night we millions of them and God made every
one of them. Just like God made you, and God made me.
Now; this is going to be a little hard to understand, but try to bear with me on this.
When a person is conceived, even before their physical birth, a spirit is born into this
world. It is a new spirit! God does not have thousands of spirits just floating around until
He decided to send this spirit to this earth and he will be Jesse Norris. He did not do that.
And in your case He did not say, “This spirit is going to go down and be you!” He did
not do that. Before your birth, while you were still in your mother’s womb, you had a
spirit. Before you were born, you existed.
Now Jesus, on the other hand, is just a little bit different. Because Jesus existed from
the beginning, He was with God. The book of John (1:1) tells us, “In the beginning was
the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Jesus Christ was from
the beginning! “The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him;
and without Him was not any thing made that was made”(John 1:2-3). Without Him
nothing was made. “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,. . .” (John 1:14).
So Jesus (the Word of God) existed from the beginning. But when Jesus existed from the
beginning, He did not exist as flesh and blood but as a Spirit. We did not exist from the
beginning, but He did. Our existence came about when we were conceived. Jesus