The Will to be as God

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As I sat in the laundromat today, the TV nooze–you just can’t escape it–presented a story that distressed me.

It was the trial of a band of merry carjackers who killed a man because they wanted his car and whatever might be in it. We were shown the victim’s widow addressing the convicted trigger man in court: “You took away everything I had, all my hopes and dreams, because you decided to play God, deciding who should live and who should die, deciding you had the right to kill because you wanted something that you hadn’t earned.”

God has given the civil government the authority and the duty to avenge these wrongs, and yet the government all too often refuses to do that (see Romans 13). Instead, the court is expected to sentence the trigger man to 30 years in prison–three square meals a day, color TV, weight room, and the company of like-minded savages. That is not justice. Again, the civil government has failed to carry out its function. The victim is still dead; his wife is still a widow; his children remain fatherless.

Adam and Eve inherited Original Sin by listening to the serpent’s promise that they themselves would be “as gods” if they disobeyed the real God (Genesis 3:5), and we, their descendants, have been doing it ever since.

The 20th century was a festival of murder. Think of Mao Tse-Tung, who killed at least 40 million people as part of his mad scheme, the Great Leap Forward, to transform China into a leading industrial power in five years. And that was only one of countless examples.

We haven’t learned a bloody thing. Today the Humanist Manifesto II declares there is no God, but that’s no problem–“using technology wisely,” we can do all those things God should have done: we can do His job. Paradise on earth. Just break a few more eggs, and we’ll have our omelet. Meanwhile, The Smartest People in the World wage war against reality itself while the Davos crowd, invoking Man-Made Climate Change as their warrant, works tirelessly toward a world government.

Like, we should trust them?

Our country’s founders were blessed with the wisdom to impose strict limits on the central government–limits which The Anointed of our day work ceaselessly to overthrow. If I’ve learned one thing from observing the nooze and reading history, it’s that the Original Sin, the will to be as God, features an insatiable lust for power over other human beings.

Which brings me back to the carjacking case. What was that, but an untrammeled will to power over the rightful owner of the car, and a decision to exercise it by killing him? You don’t have to bump off 40 million of your countrymen to be a little tin god: a single murder will do just as well.

God has a plan to heal the human race and regenerate His whole creation. He will do it in spite of us. For this cause Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born, and died on the cross, and rose from the dead… and will return.

Come, Lord Jesus, come. Because we are not fit to do God’s job; but you are.


4 comments on “The Will to be as God

  1. I was raised in a family where the Second Coming was expected at any moment. Every gust of wind, every flat tire, every discomfort was taken as a sign of the imminence of Christ’s return.

    Eventually, I came to deeply resent this. The subject of Christ’s return was one I had my fill of. Only in the last 2 years or so have I begun to conclude that something is going on. The godless are becoming evermore emboldened. I don’t need to elaborate, we see examples daily. I have become convinced that the return of Christ is close at hand, not because of some date, event to theory, but because ALL of these problems are coming to light at the same time. Mankind will not survive if the forces of wickedness get their way.

    Amen, come quickly Lord Jesus.

  2. I disagree with the Roman Catholic Church’s stand against capital punishment. To not execute murderers found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt is to lessen the value of the life (lives) taken. Jesus said all those who cause little ones to sin should have a millstone tide around their necks and thrown into the sea. Waiting 15-20 years before a convicted murderer is executed is not a determent – quickly carrying out the sentence is.

    1. If you read Genesis 9:6 it states “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.”

      That answers the question succinctly. In making this provision, God realizes that capital punishment involves the executioner taking the life on the person condemned to death. There’s a provision here, so that executing someone is not considered murder. I would not want to be an executioner, but if one broke this very fundamental law of God, they would be placing themselves in a position where their execution would be acceptable in God’s eyes.

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