Ezekiel’s indictment of the “Christian” Left and more

My favorite blogger pointed me to this passage:

Ezekiel 18:25–29 “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way not just? Is it not your ways that are not just? When a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for it; for the injustice that he has done he shall die. Again, when a wicked person turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he shall save his life. Because he considered and turned away from all the transgressions that he had committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die. Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ O house of Israel, are my ways not just? Is it not your ways that are not just?

The “Christian” Left and others are like the wicked house of Israel at that time, sitting in judgment of God when He was obviously the just and holy one.  Israel whored after other gods and made gods in their own image, they sacrificed children and more.

Just like the “Christian” Left.

In the instant that non-believers die they’ll realize how ridiculous it was for them to sit in judgment of God.

If you authentically seek God on his terms, you will find him. If you think you get to sit in judgement of the real God, you will not find him. If you “seek” a god of your own making, you will not find him – except in the mirror, and as you know that god has rather limited powers.

That may sound obvious, but think about how so many people in our culture think that all religions lead to God. Lots of false teachers in churches will tell you such things. People claim that they wouldn’t believe in a God who says that homosexual behavior is a sin or who sends guilty sinners to Hell.

They don’t recognize the absurdity of thinking something doesn’t exist just because they don’t like it or the idea that they can tell the real God what He must be like.

Consider if you went to a company for a job and demanded that they hire you on your terms. Hey, go ahead and ask for a million dollar salary and unlimited vacation. Ridiculous, eh? But only a tiny fraction as ridiculous as thinking you are going to tell God how things get done.

Or tell the cop who pulled you over that you set the speed limits today and that he is wasting your time.

Or tell your teacher that she has to give you an A+ even though you won’t come to class, do homework or take tests.

Better yet, go to McDonald’s and tell the cashier to give you your entire meal for $1 and see how that works.

People can’t even unilaterally dictate the terms and conditions to the person infinitesimally and momentarily higher than them on the cosmic food chain but they think that the one true God reports to them under the divine organization chart.

The rich young ruler walked away sadly when he didn’t like Jesus’ terms and conditions and Jesus didn’t chase after him to negotiate.

I recommend seeking God on his terms. They are unbelievably wonderful and gracious.

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