in the Christian Library
John L. Kachelman, Jr.
We live in a hostile environment where culture challenges the very foundation
of our belief systems. One of the clearest illustrations of this is the
way in which modern culture has attempted to re-define "God." The biblical
"fear" for the Almighty Jehovah of the Holy Bible has been replaced with
a watered-down Deity of "manageable" proportions who is viewed as a kind
"grand fatherly" Sovereign who immediately grants every wish or an omnipotent
"lucky charm" able to protect us with unfailing success.
This prevailing attitude is addressed in this sermon series. The lessons
take a long, hard look at how modern culture has re-defined God. A more
troubling observation in these lessons is the way that Believers have allowed
this cultural re-definition to infect their faith, worship, and service
to the Almighty God. The chaotic idolatry at the foot of Mt. Sinai is seen
once again in our modern society. Let us open the Scriptures, examine the
Almighty God revealed within, recognize the idolatry of re-designing God,
and repent while there is yet time!
This lesson series has pulled together many resource works that are
cited in the notes. There is one work that helped spur this series into
my preaching schedule more than any other. It was while reading the book
Trivialization Of God, by that this series was conceived. Consequently
I will refer to this work often to illustrate various points.
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