Nicht wie wir

Dies ist die Ursünde: So sein zu wollen wie Gott. Dies ist der Ausgangspunkt von zahllosen Fehlkonzepten – einen Gott nach unseren Vorstellungen zu zimmern:

Every one of us, in our natural state, believes that God is pretty much like us. By this, I mean we believe that God is angered at the things that anger us, and treasures the things we treasure. We believe he likes the people we like, and doesn’t like the people we don’t like. Even when we do wrong, we assume that God basically understands our course of action. He won’t make a big deal of it.

We know that God knows more than we do, and that he’s morally superior – ‘better’. But we still assume that God broadly speaking, shares our sense of justice and morality, our views on love and sex, our politics and passions, our ideas of an evening well spent and a life worth living. He’s bascally like us … like me.

(…) Every task we accomplish, every love we pursue, every room we enter, every thought we think – all are done in the grand project of justifying ourselves, our godness, our right to rule, our determination of right and wrong, our assumption that God is like us.

Jonathan Leeman. God Not Like You. In: Kevin DeYoung. Don’t Call It a Comeback. Crossway: Wheaton 2011. (48)