The Modern Decision to Compartmentalize God

compartmentalize

compartmentalize

to separate into isolated compartments or categories

There is quite a lot of modern chatter about “putting God in a box.”

…and so on.

Most of the time, “putting God in a box” seems to mean “limiting God” by “treating God as if he were a man instead of God.”

When THIS article refers to compartmentalizing God or “putting God in box,” it means the fairly modern practice of limiting the time one spends in conversation with the LORD to Sundays, other times set aside for religious purposes OR when one needs something desperately and one’s own resources have failed to provide.

Modern largely CHOOSE to compartmentalize God: to pack Him away until they are ready to think about Him during one of their familiar church rituals or some other time and place of their choosing when they feel comfortable dealing with a being who is so much HIGHER than they are in every way.

At one time (when the earth and the race of men were both quite young), men sought God.

At one time (when the earth and the race of men were both younger), men had regular conversations with God.

At one time (when the earth and the race of men were both fairly new creations, men placed God on a MUCH higher level of priorities in one’s day than do moderns.

Part of this stems from the fact that the governments of man were not initially formed to provide for man’s wants and desires.

Kings and rulers–by and large–protected their subjects from other men–whether those men marched in the armies of enemies, were pirates who hunted the weak OR were robbers, thieves and other criminals who preyed on individuals.

As kings and the rulers of men expanded their powers and authority, they began providing a shadow of what was once obtained by petitioning God Himself.

And man (because man puts so much store in what he can see, hear or touch), began to place his faith in the rulers and governments of man.

AND SO, conversations with the LORD (once so vital to one’s success and survival) grew less. Conversations with God were relegated to Sundays when one was in a church or cathedral.

And just like that: man had compartmentalized God Almighty.

In the times in which we now live, it would behoove man to take God out of the compartment(s) man has put God in and start a conversation.

Actually, it would not only be of great benefit to man, it may easily become vital to man’s survival and success.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
–Matthew 7:7-8

DOES the reader feel uncomfortable going to God during a wide variety of the day’s circumstances and happening?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 26, 2020.]

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