Re: Quick answers about Bible
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:26 pm
Is there anything in the bible about writing stories about make believe religions?
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." (Psalm 19:1)
Romans 1 talks about how ancient pagans knew of but rejected the true God, and instead chose to create and worship idols instead: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?s ... ersion=ESVUsagi: Is there anything in the bible about writing stories about make believe religions?
To build on Phillip's response, here are a couple of additional passages that might help...
1 John 4:1-43 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. 4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
Were you writing a story like that? That might not be a good idea since you would be involving yourself in it deeply and thinking about it a lot. Just reading something with a made-up religion shouldn't be so involving though.
Jesus even makes the explicit statement to "call no one your father but your Father in heaven"?
It would help to contextualize it if you had quoted 8 thru 12 ( Matthew 23:8-12 ). In fact, chapter 12 in its entirety is a lesson in hypocrisy, not about calling someone rabbi or teacher or leader, not just father.PaulSacramento wrote: ↑Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:18 amJesus even makes the explicit statement to "call no one your father but your Father in heaven"?
This is a direct statement to not call any one by the TITLE Father, that has not earned it ( unlike you biological father or God or one that has acted like a "father" to you).
It was a counter against those that revel and self-important titles.