God Created Man Not Mandates
Genesis 1:26 – 28
…26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness, to rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, and over all the earth itself and every creature that crawls upon it.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that crawls upon the earth.”
Read those 3 verses again and tell me where God set mandates whereby man had to comply? I find nowhere in the bible that God required man to follow “the letter of the law”. In fact even when Moses came down from the mountain with the stone tablets (where we get the phrase “it’s written in stone”) the Ten Commandments were given for man’s benefit and for God’s glory.
God gave Moses Ten Commandments that can be found in the book of Exodus, Chapter 20:
I am the Lord thy God: thou shalt not have strange Gods before me
Thou shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day
Honor thy father and thy mother
Thou shalt not kill
Thou shalt not commit adultery
Thou shalt not steal
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods
God did not give them as suggestions to be obeyed when it is politically correct or convenient. Nor did he mandate that everyone is required to follow them, God called them sin and said the wages of sin is death, a spiritual separation from him for eternity.
God is the creator of life and for man life is and has always been made up of choices. We can choose to do or not do what is pleasing in the eyes of God, but forced obedience is contrary to the will of God for man.
On the other hand making a mockery of God’s will is what Satan is all about. What a better way than to place a harness or restrictions on the free will of man.
The world around us is far from perfect.
Our climate is in a continual state of change.
The nature of man is sinful.
Look around and tell me what you see?
Jesus told his disciples the poor will always be among them and they could help them at any time, but he wouldn’t always be with them.
So why do fallen men and women pick and choose portions from the bible to condemn or to judge others with a standard they do not apply first to themselves? Why does man feel the need to shackle another human being whether it is for love, money or control?
It is time to take our eyes off our circumstances and focus our attention on the one true God whereby we can be saved. – I am the Real Truckmaster!