by Ernest Easley

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How to become a God Influencer through Prayer - Part 1 (2 of 16)
Series: The God Issue
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Colossians 1:9-14

We are again in the book of Colossians today as we continue our series of messages under the heading: THE GOD ISSUE. What the church at Colosse came to understand is what we need to come to understand: that the issue of our time is God and I can prove it. A person's behavior is a reflection of their belief in God. An improper view of God creates chaos.

Jesus said, "Love your neighbor as yourself," and "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you." And then He demonstrated what He meant by dying on a cross for us because He loved us.

On the other hand, Mohammed in Surah 9 of the Koran said, "Kill the infidel." And many Muslims have taken that command to heart. Why else would 73 percent of Lebanese Muslims say that they support suicide bombers. Why else would over a quarter of the Muslims in ten other nations also support suicide bombings?

Answer me this: why would a 24 year old man walk into a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado and shoot and kill 12 innocent people and wound dozens more and booby trapping his apartment in order to kill and injure more? If we want children to behave as if there is a God, we must as a society teach them that there is a God. And if we don't teach it, they will not believe it. And if they do not believe it, they will not act like it.

The issue facing our country today is not the debt, it's not unemployment nor is it same-sex marriage. The greatest issue of today is the God issue.

A person's view of God determines how they treat others. A person's view of God determines how they live their lives. God is the issue! And in my estimation .. if America is going to change her current course and avoid God's judgment, we have to start by helping others discover the Bible and the God of the Bible.

I don't know what more motivation is needed than the future of our nation to ...

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