Man become god

Progressives and others of their ilk think they are pleasing and worshiping God when in fact they are gazing in the mirror. Their selfishness has projected their wants and preferences upon the heavens, and these have assumed divine proportions.

God help the man who points out that their god falls a few eternities short of Deity, or that their designs lack a few steps reaching the heavenly purpose. Woe to the naive who believe that the progressive is willing to shrink his ambitions and wad up his imaginations. The inflated ego is bad enough, but the divinized ego admits no shrinkage. Instead, it assumes the right of divine wrath toward any suggestion that its program is less than the Sovereign Will.

For such a super-sized ego, there is no solution, only awaiting destruction.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

17 thoughts on “Man become god

  1. Why are you and your ilk so against providing healthcare for all Americans, especially for those who can’t afford it? Christ didn’t tell us to work to protect corporate profits. Christ told us to take care of the sick and the poor and the hungry. “Christ” is in the name Christians therefore that’s is what we should do as Christians.

  2. Hello, Gail, thanks for your comment. Hmmm, did I mention health care in this post? And Christ told the CHURCH to take care of the needy, not the government. Need to read your Bible there.

  3. You all make the argument that we are a Christian nation and as Christians we must be for civil laws that follow Christ like laws against choice in marriage and control of one’s body. You do not say Christ says the CHURCH should believe this and not the gov’t. You think the gov’t should be involved in these areas but yet a direct COMMAND for taking care of the sick you ignore. Christ said take care of the sick, he didn’t specify those who should NOT take care of the sick. You are adding to the word. And we are the gov’t. Its the gov’t of the people.

  4. Gail, who is “you all”? Where did you read that on my site? You’re making a lot of unwarranted assumptions and discharging your firepower in the wrong place.

  5. No firepower here. Just an honest discussion. Possibly I have misread you then. So you are for healthcare reform then? You agree then that as Christians we must help the sick and poor and not let people go bankrupt or worse die from lack of affordable healthcare while healthcare insurance companies make huge obscene profits? Remember what our Christ did to the moneychangers in the Temple.

  6. Honest discussion doesn’t mean unloading on people you don’t understand. I didn’t say I was for or against healthcare, and that’s not the point. I agree Christians should be benevolent, generous and compassionate. There is no logic, however, of making the government responsible for social care; that’s a leap of unwarranted thought from the expulsion of the temple sellers. If there’s any political application it’s getting the government out of religious worship!

  7. I don’t see how the story of Christ throwing the moneychangers out of the Temple is a lesson in keeping the gov’t out of religious worship as the moneychangers were not the gov’t, they were the business people of the day, like health insurance company CEO’s. You are right that I don’t understand you, this is why I am conversing with you so I can try to understand. You mentioned “logic,” it seems illogical to think that as Christians we should advocate for civil laws that Christ didn’t address, yet feel that we should not advocate for principles like taking care of the less fortunate that Christ clearly did address.

  8. I appreciate your tone in the latter posts, very much. The moneychangers were the arm of the high priest and Jewish authorities, the money they changed, and charged for, was for the temple tax!

    Again, it’s not the government’s job, and Scripture tells us what government is for (example, Romans 13), to take care of the needy. Christians do that, not as a function of government, but as an extension of the grace of God operating in their hearts, not obligated by and organized by political whims and winds, but driven by the compassion of Christ to reach out and provide people with what they really need, and need most of all, is reconciliation with their Creator and inclusion in communities (commonly called churches) that share resources, without overhead, without waste, without heavy-handed obligations, so that all are provided for.

    Thanks, Gail!

  9. But were not the Romans the gov’t at the time? The Jews were under the Romans were they not? Christ didn’t throw them out as some expression of the separation of church and state, he threw them out because of their greed. In application for today, the health insurance companies are greedy like the moneychangers. Moneychangers only care about money and not the suffering of the people just as the health insurance co. CEO’s.

  10. J., I don’t think there is anything omniscient about it really. The data is there. People can’t afford healthcare, are going bankrupt or worse dying while health insurance companies rake in huge profits (400%). Regarding generalization, I may be misunderstanding what you mean by “generalization,” but to me, we must generalize Christ’s words everyday to apply them to our lives in these times. Those words are timeless and never out of fashion and can be generalized to our lives even today, over 2000 yrs hence. This is just one of the truly amazing things about Christ. Would you not agree?

  11. Good morning J, I finally got a chance to study Romans 13 which you provided above. You are right, Chapter 13 does outline gov’t responsibilities, but I also noticed it outlines our responsibilities to gov’t as Christians as well. Verses 2-5 tell us our ruler is good, appointed by God, and that our rulers are not a terror to good conduct. Verses 5 and 6 tell us we should be in subjection to authority to forsake God’s wrath and because of our conscience. Thanks for this reference, it further makes me see our President is good and that when he tells us we need healthcare we should do this to be in subjection and because of our conscience. This makes perfect sense to me. It seems based on this Chapter, we as Christians need to all get behind President Obama to do the right thing on healthcare.

  12. I had no other choice but to accept it just as you must accept our president now.

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