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‘We Demand a God Who Is OK with Our Sin’

Jan 22, 2020

People want a god in their own image so they can sin freely:

Ever since our first parents sinned, turned their backs on God, and started making cheap excuses for their rebellion, the world has continued to do the same. We all reject God, we are all sinners, and we all want to refashion God into our own image and likeness. It’s the oldest game around.

We do NOT want a holy and just God who is implacably opposed to sin and who must punish it. And we do not want a God who cannot allow unholiness into his holy heaven. We want a God who is just like us: a God who winks at sin, tells us we are just spiffy the way we are, and makes absolutely no moral demands on us.

We really want Satan, in other words, to be our God. We want someone who will tell us comforting lies, who will go along with our sin, and who will make us feel good about ourselves as we spit in God’s face and tell him we know better than he does what is right and wrong, true and false.

I write all this because of what I just saw in an online newspaper. Because the article is behind a paywall – and I sure ain’t gonna pay for this pack of devilish lies – I can only give you the headline and the opening sentences. But what I could read was quite enough to know where this was heading. The Herald Sun piece from today said this:

‘Becoming a Pagan helped me feel more accepted’

David Black

When the Christian faith I believed in no longer had faith in me because I came out as gay, I felt unlovable. It was paganism that finally helped me to love myself, writes David Black.

With this was a pic of him and his male partner, presumably from their “wedding”. This spiel is as common as it gets – you hear it all the time. It is the same old sob story that sinners dish up: ‘God is far too unloving and unkind, and so are God’s people. They just won’t accept me as I am – a sinner who loves my sin and refuses to give it up.’

‘What I need is complete and total acceptance for who I am. I want a god who fully agrees with me and my sin, who has no problems with it, and in fact delights in it and promotes it. I want a god, well, just like me in other words. In fact, I want to be God. I want to call the shots.’

Ever since the Fall sinners have been dishing up this anti-God nonsense. We have been trying to remake God into our sordid image ever since Adam and Eve turned against God. There is nothing new under the sun: sinners are gonna sin; sinners love their sin; and sinners want a “god” who fully approves of their sin.

Yes I know exactly how all the trendy lefties – including trendy lefty Christians – will run with this story. They will actually side with the sinners here. They will agree with them, and say, ‘Yes you are right. Christians are so unloving. They should have accepted you just as you are. After all, God made you that way, so they should just accept you, love you, and welcome you with open arms into the church.’

To see how utterly unbiblical and diabolical this is, one can simply put any other sin in the place of homosexuality to see just how bad all this sounds:

-When the Christian faith I believed in no longer had faith in me because I came out as a bank robber, I felt unlovable. It was paganism that finally helped me to love myself.

-When the Christian faith I believed in no longer had faith in me because I came out as an adulterer, I felt unlovable. It was paganism that finally helped me to love myself.

-When the Christian faith I believed in no longer had faith in me because I came out as a fornicator, I felt unlovable. It was paganism that finally helped me to love myself.

Sorry bud, but we all have to ask: Did you ever have any genuine Christian faith to begin with? If you did, you would have believed in God and what he said about right and wrong, and not pretend you know better than he does. You would know that sin is never OK, and God never bends his rules to make sinners feel good about themselves.

And you are completely deceived to think you are loving yourself now that you have told God to get lost and embraced your paganism. This is actually the height of self-loathing, not self-love. God made us to walk in relationship with him. When we turn our backs on him, we reject the way we were made to be. We are loving ourselves straight to a lost eternity.

And David, God loves you far too much to allow you to keep wallowing in your sin. He cares about you too much to just sit back and allow you to keep sinning your way into hell. He has taken steps to set you free and find new life in Christ. Indeed, he gave his only Son to make this possible. Now that is real love – something the world, the devil, sin and self can never give.

Needless to say, I have no idea who this guy is, but we can and should pray for David. Like millions of other sinners, he has fully bought into the lies of the enemy and has allowed himself to be fully deceived. Preferring sin and self to the love and grace of God is a fool’s bargain. It will not turn out well.

But as I say, folks like this are a dime a dozen. Making excuses for sin has been going on ever since that dark day in the Garden. There is nothing new here. The only thing somewhat new is now having newspapers run with this deception, siding with the Devil and siding against God.

David – like every one of us – will have to give an account of his life one day when he stands before his creator and judge. So too will the editors of this newspaper. Keep praying.

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12 Responses to ‘We Demand a God Who Is OK with Our Sin’

  • A great response to all of the deceived ones out there. The ones claiming to be Christian are first and foremost in danger. Those outside of Christ are to be told with the awareness they are blind to sins true reality. (without conviction of God) Even for true believers, it seemed that sin is so un-acknowledged now that we are constantly having to remind ourselves of its true natures as only the Bible tells us the real issue with it.
    Blessings

  • If a parent tells his or her child that it is ok to play in the middle of a busy street as long as it makes him or her happy then what we have is a bad and unworthy parent.
    ‘David’, should inform himself that homosexuality is as dangerous as playing in the middle of a busy street and the stats indicate this given that in Australia over 1000 people a year become infected with the uncurable disease HIV/AIDS which presently is costing on or about $1 Billion per year and about $10,000 to $20,000 each to keep those infected alive one day at the time. Apparently, there are on or about 30,000 infected with the disease in Australia and that is only the official number – lord knows how many there are and apparently there are over 37 million infected world wide and rises at about 2 million per year. Again, that is the official number and as the virus lays dormant for about 5 yerars, that number could be double or even triple.
    So ‘David’, whilst the non caring may make you feel ok presently, how long before you become infected? The argument that HIV/AIDS is not a homosexual disease does not wash as the stats point that even so that those who engage in homosexual conduct number on or about .8% of the total sum of 1.8% of LGBTIQA+, over 65% of those who become infected with the HIV virus are those who engage in homosexuality. On or about 12% are those who engage in bisexuality and the rest by way of blood transfusion – and God said: “their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus 20:13). We now know that diseases are carried by blood.
    Yes’ David’, be happy and love yourself in the knowledge that you are playing in the middle of a busy Street and those who comfort you are bad – bad parents.
    John Abbott

  • So well expressed Bill. OK if I reblog this? Or any of your work–with due credits of course

  • Thanks Ian – yes feel free.

  • Was talking to a teenager, who has a Christian father, but calls himself an atheist.
    He boldly proclaimed “I believe in ‘nothing’ “.
    I told him, “no, if you don’t believe in God, you replace Him with someone, or something. Even though you deny it, you believe in yourself.”
    The “god of ego”.

  • Excellent article Bill, thank you. This is exactly what I’ve been saying for years.

    You need to be made Pope, then we’ll have some assurance in not being subjected to mindless mid-flight remarks such as “who am I to judge?”

  • Article I just came across – seems rambling but some of it may be of interest to you!

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/how-we-drive-christians-away-from-the-church/

  • Bill, I’m thinking this David might be the man I saw on “Marry me, marry my family”. I had seen an ad for the show, and having cancelled my Netflix subscription due to their refusal to stop streaming the blasphemous “First Temptation of Christ”, I was looking for something to watch. But when I saw a gay man who was involved in paganism it was time to switch off!
    Maybe you could print your article and send it to the show asking them to forward it to David Black? I doubt he subscribes to your emails but it would be good if he could have the opportunity to read your article.

  • “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” (Jer 31:33, Heb 10:16) Write on my heart Lord God Almighty!

  • On a related note, the fact that the LGBT has well-resourced billionaires supporting them:
    https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2020/01/the-billionaires-behind-the-lgbt-movement

  • Marian I wonder would be say the same thing to a catholic who jumped up and said “you are the anti-christ” or” you are the false prophet “???? (I am not saying he is either) I kind of doubt it. He probably would excommunicate his butt right there!

  • Basically a revision of the genesis account of the creation of man but this time “come let us make God in our image”! Some may think we’ll Jesus became a man so he was just like us he could “feel our pain” because he had felt it. They misinterpreted what him becoming human means to make him “a slob like one of us” acquainted with getting blind stinking drunk, with swearing enough to make a sailor blush, with have hot steamy sex with anyone, and with telling “lies sweet little lies”. We can’t imagine holiness. The best the people can come up with is stereotypical boring Christians, we’ve all seen them in movies and especially T.V., so people want to come up with a God who is more fun more enjoyable more like them. It seems like most people who hate Christianity really know nothing about it they have never read the bible or books by the Christian heavyweights. They have only been told about Christianity by people who hate it who take verses out of context and never looked at it themselves. They too have created a false Jesus but one they are fighting.

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