Alright, so after receiving feedback from a couple of friends, I’ve decided to do away with the dark, foreboding, doomsday, end-of-the world, vampire look of the previous image I had on my site. I personally thought it was cool but everybody thought it wasn’t welcoming enough. So I hope you like the new image I put up of Moses dividing the Red Sea.
And coincidentally, this act of Moses “dividing” brings me to my next point which is that….
God achieves His purposes through division and separation.
This is a fundamental God principle and can be seen in the very first Chapter of Genesis.
“God saw that the light was good, and God divided the light from the darkness.”-GENESIS 1:4
God said, “Let there be a dome in the middle of the water; let it divide the water from the water.”-GENESIS 1:7
“God made the two great lights — the larger light to rule the day and the smaller light to rule the night — and the stars. God put them in the dome of the sky to give light to the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. So there was evening, and there was morning, a fourth day.”
What’s interesting is that the direction the world is moving towards today seems to be diametrically opposed to this foundational God principle.
For example, we have the Interfaith Movement that is trying to harmonize Islam with the Bible, and those faiths with the Oriental mystical religions. What’s even scarier is that this religious syncretism is being promoted by many of the top Christian and Jewish leaders. It seems like our world is hell-bent on erasing the natural distinctions clearly defined in our Bibles.
Lest any one get the idea that this Interfaith movement is a good thing, be reminded that from Genesis to Revelation, the Lord is continually portrayed as a God who is dividing, electing and separating.
So let me make this very clear.
God has chosen one nation, one people group to be His chosen treasure and has SEPARATED them unto Himself. We are also commanded many times in Scripture to SEPARATE ourselves from the evil and dark things of this world. This principle is firmly against the idea that whether one worships Krishna, Brahma, Buddha, or Allah, we’re all essentially speaking of the same God, just from different cultural and language perspectives.
Although we will be constantly confronted with pressure to conform and compromise, the Scripture exhorts us to NOT be of this world even though we are in the world. Peace with the world is NOT peace with God.
CONNECTING THIS TEACHING TO THE NEW TESTAMENT
“Do not yoke yourselves together in a team with unbelievers. For how can righteousness and lawlessness be partners? What fellowship does light have with darkness?”-2 Corinthians 6:14