God ! What does it mean to have a god, or, what Is God?

by Martin Luther

What does it mean to have a god, or, what Is God?

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I answer: A god is that from which we are to expect everything good and to which we are to take refuge in all times of need. 

Therefore to have a god is simply to trust and believe in him. It is, as I have often said, only the heart’s confidence and faith that make both God and an idol.  If your faith and confidence are right, your God will be right too.  On the other hand, if your confidence is false and wrong, you do not have the true God; for these two, faith and God are correlative concepts. 

Therefore I say that your god in reality is that around which you interlink your heart and on which 
you place your confidence.

… God grasps everything in a moment, the beginning, the middle, and the end of the entire human race and of all time.  And what we consider and measure according to the sequence of time as a very long, extended tapeline, He sees in its entirety, as though wound together into a ball. And so both the life and death of the last and the first human being are no farther apart for Him than a single moment.

Related Bible Texts:
Genesis 1:1-2:3;
Exodus 20: 1-6;
Isaiah 45:1- 46: 13;
2 Peter 3; 8-10

Source: From the archives of Martin Luther

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