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Overview What is your model for God? Everyone has a model for God whether they realize it or not. Understanding your model for God and the differences between your model and how God actually operates leads to being better able to understand how God works in your life. This book will help you create a non-contradictory model for God that will lead to a greater understanding of God and a deepening of your personal relationship with Him.
Publishers Description For over twenty years, JG Lenhart has used four principles to solve multi-million dollar problems and create predictive models. In Modeling God, he quickly shows how these four principles (Modeletics ) prove God?'s existence and identity. The rest of the book shows how all of God?'s characteristics are a result of God?'s identity. Understanding God?'s identity is a cause resulting in being able to take direction from God more clearly and more often.Religion and science are supposed to work together. Religion is a belief system (worldview). Science is not a worldview. Science is a tool for determining truth. Religion has always used science to determine truth. Throughout history, every mistake that has ever been made in politics, economics, religion, science, medicine, etc. can be traced to one or more of these principles being misapplied. In fact, every misinterpretation of the Bible can be traced back to a misapplication of Modeletics .Currently, everyone applies these four principles perfectly to everyone else. However, every one of us avoids applying Modeletics to ourselves. These four principles go beyond apologetics which is defensive and based on what you already know. Modeletics will fix your wrong thought patterns. It will identify truth and increase your understanding. Modeling God shows how to intentionally work on the causes that lead to the effects we all desire: peace, joy, humility, love, forgiveness, mercy, righteousness, etc.
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Studio: Deep River
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 5.81" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
Publisher VMI PUBLISHERS LLC
ISBN 1933204419 ISBN13 9781933204413
Reviews - What do customers think about Modeling God?
Cult to the core Jul 8, 2009
Mr. Lenhart claims to have stumbled upon the solution to all problems everywhere! He says that applying his principles of thinking every contradiction in Christianity (at least the ones defined by the author) will vanish in a poof! The only problem is that in order for him to package this tripe as Christian he has to redefine most of the key concepts of the christian faith. Therefore, faith doesn't mean faith - grace doesn't mean grace and salvation doesn't mean salvation. While each definition alone seems only a slight departure from those definitions which the church throughout history has taught, all together, the faith Mr. Lenhart writes about in Modeling God becomes unrecognizable next to orthodox Christianity. Lenhart says that these principles are God given but that he thought of them himself. I liken Mr. Lenhart and his "revelation" to ones such as Joseph Smith or Muhammad who started a new religion with a new "revelation" and a supposed new testament to the Bible. One can only imagine the possible lives sidetracked by so great a heretical teaching posing as Christianity.
AGAINST GOD-POSES CHRISTIANITY but ACTUALLY NOT AT ALL Dec 12, 2008
This book is a heretic piece of false Christian literature. This is a cult and cannot be trusted or posed as a Christian viewpoint.
Challenging the way we "Think" is always good Jul 2, 2008
"Modeling God" is a great book as it challenges us to look at God again and try to understand what God wants from us. I enjoyed it as it made me think and brought me to a deeper connection with God. I have read some of the other review and I am sure that Mr. Lenhart has come under fire from others in the "Christian Community". I fail to understand why? Why are people so afraid to openly discuss differing views on God. Well, I know why. They are not secure in their own believes and feel that pointing the finger and yelling is the way to keep people away from an opposing view. This is the human condition that dates all the way back to the way many treated Jesus in his day and beyond. People are always afraid to have their view on religion challenged. But in doing so, you only allow your relationship with God to become deeper, as it did with me. I recommend this book and recommend that if you have a different point of view that you don't attack it, but logically disprove it. But you will have your work cut out for you as Mr. Lenhart has really thought this through.
Gnosticism Reinvented Mar 26, 2008
"Modeling God" is a book that deals very little with scripture and a lot with John G. Lenhart. It is a very poorly written book...and ultimately not even "Christian" in terms of holding to what is broadly seen as "orthodox Christianity." Lenhart's theological construct is gnosticism reinvented, heretical to its very core.
Here is what Lenhart teaches: 1) Sin is relative. 2) Grace is something you pay for. 3) Jesus is not fully divine by nature. 4)There is no event where one accepts Christ and is saved. 5) There is no need to receive Christ. 6) The cross has little meaning in salvation. 7)That unless you have gained a "value" from God, prayer is worthless. 8) Marriages can be dissolved if they are "unprofitable" to one of the partners. Considering how much of the core of the Christian faith he rejects, the fact that he considers his work "evangelical" and "Christian" is amusing and troubling all at once.
My encouragement would be to save your money are buy a good C.S. Lewis book. You'll be far more blessed.
Revelatory Aug 16, 2007
This book has helped me understand who God is and how He operates in a way no other book has. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in growth.
new review Aug 14, 2007
i wrote a review of this book a while ago and i'm now replacing it with this one. i realized that i did not agree with the review written by mr. snell and then i realized that it had far too many similarities with mine. after thinking on this for some time i decided that our goal as PEOPLE (whether christian or not) should be to find the points that we agree on, not those that we don't. this, though it's hurts my pride to say it, is something that john speaks of a lot, and i agree with him! i know people who have read this book and the results vary, but it's just a book! if you like it and find it helpful, then that is fabulous, if you don't, then put it down and move on. i'm giving it 4 stars because i only know one person that has read it and he seems happy. we disagree on some points, but so do my wife and i and i still think she's the bees knees. let's all just loosen up a bit and concern ourselves more with the things that we love than the things that we don't. if you still want to complain, then back it with lines and references from the book and don't try to throw your pastoral weight around in order to win people to your side. while i don't know mr. snell personally and as such cannot say a thing about the man, i have read his review several times and it is hypocritical. i will defend this point of you to anyone who asks and i encourage him to remove it promptly. it seems silly to even think that G-d gave us breath just so we could use it to piss and moan about books.
This book ACTUALLY helps you grow. Aug 8, 2007
Over this past year, I have been teaching the principles from "Modeling God" in Bibles studies and one-on-one mentoring sessions. In the past, I have used many popular Christian Bible study materials. Most just emphasize the effects we as Christians "should have" evident in our lives. However, it seems none explain the "why" or "how" like "Modeling God"...well enough that people can make intentional progress. This book clearly explains a non-contradictory definition for God, faith, grace, salvation, life, truth, prayer, love, and the meaning of life. During the past year, I have seen tremendous growth in individuals that have applied these principles to their lives. This book showed them the causes and how to drive those causes and the effects we all desire followed naturally without effort. They are hearing more clearly from God, know what they believe and why, and are intentionally making progress towards God.