Lowering God to Our Level

I know that God took on a human body in Jesus Christ, but some people have made God a bit too cozy. He is not my beer buddy nor is He someone with whom I go cow-tipping. He is high and lifted up. His thoughts and ways are higher than mine. He is all-powerful and all-knowing, so why would I want God on my pathetic, powerless level? Maybe it’s because I would want to be comfortable in my sin or I have a blatant disregard for Scripture. Maybe I view the Bible loosely rather than literally. This is not my view. I’m just trying to think like a liberal.

I know a religious group voted today to remove any gender-related descriptive of God. I understand that John 4:24 says that God is Spirit. However I have no qualms about God being personified as a father or the male Jesus. Evidently some do. What is wrong with gender differences? God made me physiologically different from my wife. For that, I am very grateful.

Bottom line: a denomination has no right to force its preferences upon God’s Word. I want to worship the One true God who is worthy of all my praise rather than some watered down version that man has created to accommodate self.

10 thoughts on “Lowering God to Our Level

  1. Well said! Whenever our Awesome is God is lowered in the hearts and minds of men, we cheapen His grace. Those who do this scoff at the thought of a sovereign God so that they may seek comfort in their disobedience.
    I believe, teach and preach the fullness of Scripture; it is the Word of God; and yet I too am a daily sinner. Therefore I judge no one, that is not my place. My (and our) call is to proclaim the truth of God in all that we do and say.
    Blessings,
    Chuck

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