Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Is Your god Too Small?

When I titled this, all the words were capitalized...except the word "god".  The capitalization of the title was that way for a reason.  And you’ll understand why in a bit. 

It’s been awhile since I’ve mentioned any of the techie stuff, here.  And there have been some interesting goings on.  I was given one of the early invitations to try Google+.  It’s been an interesting experience.  I’ve connected with some interesting Christians and pastors, some knowledgeable marketers and bloggers, and some people who are just plain fun.  And some that I’ll just call “interesting”.  One of those gave me the reason for the title of this post.

I still lurk more than I post on Google+.  It’s meant to be an alternative for both Twitter and Facebook.  But it’s very different in a number of ways.  So, I’m still getting used to it.  I do comment on other posts and my posts are on varied things, but a lot are links to my blog posts.  Which got one of my most recent connections.  The gentleman is a muslim.  And he apparently connected with me because he wanted to convert me.  At least that was the impression I got when his first post was a video of an interview with a “former youth minister”  about the ten reasons why Jesus couldn’t be God. 

Think of the worst infomercial you’ve ever seen and, in your mind, make the product Islam.  That was this interview.  They did a countdown of the ten reasons.  I shut it off after reason number ten.  In it, they equated Allah with the Father.  Their logic was that Jesus couldn’t be God because the Father (or Allah) was eternal and the man Jesus was not.  Which brought a number of questions to my mind.  Let’s see if they make sense to you.

If Jesus can’t be God because He’s a man and not eternal:
  1. Is your God so small that the rules He created can’t be broken by Him in His omnipotence?
  2. Is your God so small He can’t love enough to break the rules for His creation?
  3. Is your God so small that, when we can’t save ourselves, He can’t or won’t make a way to redeem us?
  4. Is your God so small that what He can and cannot do is limited by your understanding?
When we say that God is sovereign, we’re saying that He can do whatever He wants.  When we call Him omnipotent, we’re saying He has the power to do it, He has all power.  God is love, the essence of love, the source of love, the outpouring of love.  All of that allows Him to be eternal and in time at the same time, to benefit the creation He loves.  It allows Him to be God and man at the same time.  Our understanding can not limit what He can do,  To say otherwise would be to imply that God is small, weak, limited, puny, impotent, indecisive, heartless, etc.  I’ll keep my loving, omnipotent God, thank you.

What do you think?


  1. Thanks for this post. I got followed by the same person, and watched that same video. I love your comments about it. Awesome!

  2. I'm going to have to go back and see if I can get through the rest. I'm sure there's more that needs public correction.