Sitting in Judgment of God – Quote of the day

From a promo video for Francis Chan’s book about Hell*:

“So when we begin an argument with, “Well, I wouldn’t believe in a God who would…” Who would what? Do something that you wouldn’t do? Or think in a way that’s different than the way you think? Do you ever even consider the possibility that maybe the creator’s sense of justice is actually more developed than yours? And that maybe his love and his mercy are perfect, and that you could be the one that is flawed? See when we make statements like, “Well God wouldn’t do this would he?” Do you understand that at that moment you are actually putting God’s actions in submission to your reasoning?”

This is precisely what always goes through my mind when people say, “A loving God would not…” as though we–who are so deeply, profoundly flawed in our understanding and practices of love–can stand in judgment of the God who is, by His very nature, love.

Something to chew on.

* The book has not yet been released, so this is neither pro nor con toward the book.

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One Response to Sitting in Judgment of God – Quote of the day

  1. rtblaisdell says:

    Brother James, I have seen this video and have been more then a little surprised by the negative reactions I have seen. I think your statements here are the ones we should be having. God knows all things and we do not. God’s since of justice is right and ours is incredibly flawed. God’s love is pure and perfect. Ours isn’t. Ultimately we must read the scriptures for ourselves and draw our own conclusions.
    Thank you Brother James for sharing your thoughts. God bless you, your family, and the work y’all are doing. Grace and Peace.

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