After reading the side of this particular pencil sharpener, God’s word came to mind.
“Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that the LORD Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. “ Deuteronomy 4:39 (emphasis added)
I am Other is a brand of school supplies and materials found at places like Target and elsewhere online. Here is the website manifesto. (I want to make it clear that this post is not about a fault with school supplies or educational materials.) However, I do want to point out a possible mixed message the label attached might be sending.
Back to God’s word.
“I am the LORD, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me…
That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is no other;
I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the LORD, do all these things.” Isaiah 45:5-7 (emphasis added)
Now I do not know if Pharrell Williams who is behind this organization knew about what God said or not but I do know the name he chose sends a message to youth and consumers who buy the products. His website makes the following statements:
“OTHERS believe individuality is the new wealth. Experiences are the new assets to acquire. Whoever is the most individual wins.”
“i am OTHER celebrates people who push society forward. The thinkers. The innovators. The outcasts. History has proven that it’s the rule breakers who have the power to change the world.”
What’s Your Worldview?
Whether people will publicly admit it or not, the worldview that “anything except God” is becoming more prevalent and acceptable in today’s world. What about God’s way? Whether Mr. Williams knows it or not his brand is pushing a message that self is better then God. A Biblical Godly worldview has been replaced by a “self serving” worldview and is actually being pushed on us by everyone from companies such as Target, to online entities such and Yahoo and Google. Question. Would such a company “accept” clothing or school materials in their store that glorified the God of the Bible rather than us? I think we know the answer.
I am interested in your thoughts. If you have seen or bought school supplies and/or brands glorifying the God of the Bible in store from places such as Target, please let me know!
There is a war going on in the world today.
Now I am not speaking about a physical war or a nation at war with another nation or people at war another group of people (all which may be true). (However, these types of wars are evidences of the big war I am referring to). The war I am talking about is a spiritual one. This war is not between flesh and blood. This war is for the hearts and minds of every single person on the planet and it’s ultimately against God. As Christians we must not let up in fighting the good fight of faith and sharing the truth of who Jesus truly is. If we don’t, millions of people will be going to hell forever. This is not God’s way. Jesus asked Peter, “Who do you say that I am?”
So today I ask the same question. Who do you say that Jesus is? Was He just a man or something more? Because if He was something more, shouldn’t we all find out what that is?
When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 16:13-17
God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory. 1 Timothy 3:16
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1-5, 14
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
What Truly Matters
Billions of people are posting each day on the internet. Some things that are posted to their blogs matter more than other things but I urge you not to shrug this post off as just another blog post and/or religious person’s crazy post who doesn’t get many views. If you have questions about God, the Bible, heaven or hell, etc you need answers. And you need the right answers. If you are mad at God, Christians or both you need answers. If you are mad at anybody you need answers. For sure all of your questions may not have satisfactory answers right now but the ones God wants us to know right now do. We may not like the answers but God always will give the correct answers. You owe it to yourself to get answers to your questions but most importantly to find out for sure what happens after you die because you may not have tomorrow. Thank you for your time.
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