Why People Prefer Relating to a Higher Power Than to God


A higher power represents an Unknown God, which was addressed by Paul to the Philosphers in Athens in the Book of Acts Chapter 17. Even to this day, people prefer an Unknown God rather than the True and Living God because it costs them nothing and requires nothing of them such as Obedience, Purity, Honesty, Truth, Faith, etc.

The late Prophet Art Katz stated it well in his book “Apostolic Foundations” (I’m paraphrasing) Men love to speak about a higher power because it sounds so spiritual, but will we congratulate them for that kind of spirituality, or will we see how deceitful such a statement is? There is something in the human heart, which likes to keep God at a great distance. The human heart wants an impersonal God, because an impersonal God doesn’t say, “Thou shall not commit adultery” or “Thou shall love the Lord Thy God with all your heart”.

Minister Glenda

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9 thoughts on “Why People Prefer Relating to a Higher Power Than to God

  1. Minister Glenda, I have noticed that people who resort to using the phrase “Higher Power” are in denial. They have seen and recognized the wonders of the true and living God, but they fail to give Him credit. The Holy Bible has a word of caution for those people: “Do not be stiff-necked, as your ancestors were; submit to the Lord. Come to his sanctuary, which he has consecrated forever. Serve the Lord your God, so that his fierce anger will turn away from you” (2 Chronicles 30:8).

    1. Amen Bro. Noel! I have a family member who like me, was raised in church and had many examples of good Christian men and women surrounding him, but he is now into the New Age, Secular-Humanist movements and he now has a “Higher Power”….he tries to convince everyone that he is truly happy and free since he has cast off “religion”; however, his life is full of chaos and calamity.

  2. Acknowledging the existence and truth of a living, creator God DEMANDS accountability and responsibility. If there IS such a God, He has every right to make demands and we become accountable to Him.

    Acknowledging a ‘higher power’ demands nothing – except any rights we choose to give it, since any ‘higher power’ is whatever we choose to imagine, and we remain our own god.

    All who are blood-bought, adopted children of the living God can willingly surrender all rights to Him because we know His great love and the REALITY of our experience in Him. We know that He desires the very, very best for us and that He will undertake for us in all circumstances, so we WILLINGLY submit to Him.

    What an amazing God!

  3. Steven Sawyer

    Interesting discussion. I was in Alanon recovery for six years, because of the alcoholism in my family of origin. Since I was an authentic follower of Jesus I always knew, and referred to my “Higher Power” as the God of the universe and the Son of God who died to give me eternal life. Non-believers in recovery groups with me quickly objected when I brought the Living God into the discussion. I continue to use 12 steps today because they work for me. However, I have never wavered from knowing God Almighty is my True Higher Power, the One who helps me work through the steps (Isaiah 55:8-9). I can only recall a few in the group ever speaking of the Living God as their higher power in conversations outside of meetings. I agree that “There is something in the human heart, which likes to keep God at a great distance”, as you say.

    1. Thanks for sharing Steven…and I pray for the day when you will no longer have to rely on the 12 steps to keep you from falling.

      Jude 1:24-25 King James Version (KJV)
      24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
      25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

      May our God and Saviour, Yeshua Hamashiach/Jesus Christ bless your life forever….Amen!

      Minister Glenda

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