July 11, 2010: What’s your view of God?

Posted on : Jul 8th, 2010 | By | Category: This Sunday's Service

This Sunday we will take a closer look at the second topic in our new worship series called “A New Kind of Christianity:” What’s your view of God? In a recent Gallup poll survey researchers found that although 91.8% of people interviewed said they believe in God as a higher power or cosmic force, they had four distinct views of God’s personality and engagement in human affairs. These four views were dubbed by the researches as Authoritarian, Benevolent, Critical or Distant. The Authoritarian God is seen as angry at earthly sin and willing to inflict divine retribution. The Distant God is described as a faceless, cosmic force that launched the world but leaves it alone. Some saw God as a Benevolent God who sets absolute standards for humans, but is also forgiving, while others defined God as a Critical God – the classic bearded old man, judgmental but not intervening or punishing. irs settlement homely.