the Name of God is Blasphemed
The late theologian-apologist Francis Schaeffer saw a worrisome connection between Paul’s words to the Jews and the contemporary church. Now let me say these words were written in thelate 60's or early 70’s but how much more do they hold true today:
“ Again we must admit, this is surely how God looks at much of Christendom. Claiming to be under the umbrella of Christendom, claiming to have some sort of special blessing because the bells ring in the cathedrals, because great numbers of people go to church, and yet we commit blasphemy against God as we turn from the clear teaching of His Word. It is a sober truth and we must face it; if we have the Bible, if we enjoy all the blessings it brings, and yet our lives bring shame upon God’s name, we are guilty of the greatest irreverence…When the man with the Bible treats it as an external thing only, it causes the man without the Bible to dishonor the God of the Bible. Surely , then, the man with the Bible is justifiable under God’s wrath.”
Paul wrote in Romans 2:24-" For, as it is written, "The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."
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Daily devotional written by Pastor Lynn Sasser.