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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Crazy Theology Sells

Let's think up a god we all like. Our god should never get angry. He should only count things we can agree upon as sin. He or she should let everyone go to heaven. Our god doesn't need hell. He just loves everyone.

I suppose this will make heaven the same cesspool we see on earth. It will just be more of the same. Why would this god expect us to change in heaven if he never expected us to change on earth? Wouldn't that change the very nature of our created god? If expecting us to change on earth is oppressive, wouldn't expecting us to change in heaven be just as oppressive?

Yet, for some reason people buy this stuff. The books sell out I suppose because people want to create their own god. They don't want to think about the consequences of creating your own god. This god has no sense of holiness. How can anyone be assured of immutability, honesty or any other God-attribute without holiness?

Do we not understand that we can't simply create our own god, then say he created us? God must reveal Himself to us. He must show us who He is by what He has done. There must be a source that can be trusted. It must be preserved carefully. He must be the author, yet He must have used people to write it. This reveals His activity in the world of faith. Actions of faith recorded by and act of faith. This is consistent with how God acts in this world.

So, when you follow after these guys who create their own god, think about who they are. They are writing the story, not by observation or true observations of others. Their stories are created because they want things to be that way. I think their books ought to be in a different section from other authors of theology.

It should be in the section called fiction.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV) 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

1 comment:

L. Garcia Muro said...

Live in the Grace of God, for God is great.