Pilgrim’s Keyboard

December 15, 2008

If I Were God

Filed under: Cindy — pilgrimskeyboard @ 4:45 am

In this post-modern era where there is little or no understanding of absolutes, how do we teach the sovereignty of God? The bible declares this truth from cover to cover and yet those who claim to believe the bible and say that God is sovereign still don’t appear to grasp what this means. Even famous bible teachers such as Beth Moore seem to think that God was somehow surprised by Adam’s sin in the garden. The Word does tell us that even nature teaches us about God. In that context, look at nature to determine if this God is sovereign.

When I observe the natural world, I know that it was certainly not a random act for it to work with such precision, from the vastness of the universe to the minutiae of DNA. Think about the fact that He created us in His image (not referring to eyes, nose, arms, and legs). We can learn many things about God by thinking about ourselves.

I have some limited creative abilities. If I were God, lived outside of time, and had unlimited creative abilities, how would I do it? The entire plan would be in my mind from start to finish. (The earth was without form, and void…And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Gen. 1:2) Another translation uses the word “brooding” instead of “hovering.” God was brooding? Was He planning? I think He worked out every detail from start to finish. Our problem with this concept comes about as a result of our having to deal with our own pitifully finite minds. I can’t understand the mind of God. I know that we are responsible before Him, but I also know that He didn’t just spin this ball of existence into motion, sit back to see what happens, and then scramble around for solutions.

The other religions of the world put God into this type of category where He is made in our image rather than we in His. With this philosophy, God gets stressed, He gets worried, and He gets involved in a struggle of good against evil. People struggle with this good vs. evil dichotomy, God doesn’t. He truly is the Alpha and Omega. His Word is final! Nothing is outside His control. Just because we don’t understand it or have neat explanations for it doesn’t nullify the fact. That is yet one more reason why “The just shall live by faith.”

The Fiery Side-kick Cindy


1 Comment »

  1. Amen Cindy! Awesome stuff!

    Comment by digitalpublius.com — December 15, 2008 @ 8:51 pm | Reply

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