How Specific Does God Have to Be? – Clayton D Steep – Plain Truth Magazine

How Specific Does God Have to Be? – Clayton D Steep – Plain Truth Magazine

How Specific Does God Have to Be?

A letter from a Plain Truth reader brings up this basic question: How clearly must God speak on a subject before we obey Him? Most churchgoers refer to God as “the Lord.” Did you ever wonder why? Even people who are not religious talk about the “Lord,” if only when some major crisis arises in their lives. But have you ever wondered what the title Lord means when applied to God? Any dictionary will supply you the answer. A lord is “one who has dominion over others; a master, chief or ruler; one who has authority.” A lord has the authority to tell others what to do. That’s what Jesus understood the word to mean. He asked: “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?” (Luke 6:46, Revised Standard Version). God is the supreme Lord. He has the authority to tell us all what to do: Yet how many who claim to believe the Bible understand that? And further: …

How Specific Does God Have to Be?

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About Herbert W Armstrong

Herbert W. Armstrong (July 31, 1892 – January 16, 1986) founded the Worldwide Church of God in the late 1930s, as well as Ambassador College in 1946, and was an early pioneer of radio and tele-evangelism, originally taking to the airwaves in the 1930s from Eugene, Oregon. Mr. Armstrong preached an eclectic set of theological doctrines and teachings that came directly from the Bible. His teachings included the interpretation of biblical prophecy and taught observance of God’s Laws, Sabbath (Saturday), and the Biblical “Holy Days”.
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