Greco-Roman Religion vs The Kingdom of God

Greek Religious culture was all about articulation, art, oratory and vocal performance. That’s why when Herod gave a great speech they worshipped him and said “it’s the voice of a god, not a man.”

Acts 12

21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.

22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.

But in the midst of this God built a faith that was about reality, with real people instead of performers, who walked in real obedience, real truth, and real love.

Paul made sure he showed the difference in the kingdom of God and the Greek mentality:

1 Corinthians 2

1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Unfortunately when Constantine made Christianity the official religion of Rome thru the Roman Catholic church, many of the worldly philosophies and mentalities began to destroy the Church of God from within. Many of these things are stuck within the way we try to serve God today.

Today God is looking for a people who will worship Him in Spirit and Truth and leave the Greco- Roman mentality behind. Those who will embrace the cross, and walk in the reality of the Spirit of God and obedienceo instead of the eyes and praise of men.

Those are the people who will have the power to obey God when deception is passed on as truth.

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