A La Carte
Are we allowed to ‘pick’ and ‘choose’ what we want to believe about God? About all He has to say to us in His Word? Can we just pick the parts that suit us well and ignore those that make us feel uncomfortable or call us to change? Is it ok to approach the Christian life like an A La Carte menu?
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, to be like us…” So God created man in his own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female he created them.
“God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God”
“Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.”
Later the leaders sent some Pharisees and supporters of Herod to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested. “Teacher,” they said, “we know how honest you are. You are impartial and don’t play favorites. You teach the way of God truthfully. Now tell us—is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not? Should we pay them, or shouldn’t we?”
Jesus saw through their hypocrisy and said, “Why are you trying to trap me? Show me a Roman coin, and I’ll tell you.” When they handed it to him, he asked, “Whose picture and title are stamped on it?” "Caesar’s,” they replied. “Well, then,” Jesus said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” His reply completely amazed them.
Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. Quotation information.