Saturday, May 09, 2009

I just threw up in my mouth a little...

I was reading an article this morning on commencement weekend at Michigan State University and read that "Archbishop" Desmond Tutu gave the commencement address. Then I read the quotes from Mr. Tutu and, well just read them...

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an activist who opposed apartheid in South Africa and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, spoke Friday to undergraduates about the power young people have to change the world.

"We provide God with a means for the miracles that God wants to have. We are wanted by God to be a partner," Tutu told a sea of students clad in green caps and gowns. "Apartheid was overturned because so many agreed to be fellow workers with God.

"God says, 'Please, I ask you - will you help me realize my dream? Will you be my fellow workers?' "

God is asking us, PLEASE, will we help Him achieve His dream? Thanks be to God that He does not need nor ask for our help in accomplishing what will bring Him glory. We are not partners, we are creatures. God doesn't beg, He declares. It is tragic that this un-Biblical view of God as a simpering sycophant, begging us to like Him and help Him has a such a large audience and the Biblical declaration of the sovereign Lord is so rare. The God of the Bible is Lord of all creation. We shouldn't misinterpret that Christ came in humility to save sinners as a sign that God is a weak being who needs our help. God doesn't need us at all but we desperately need Him. I would refer Mr. Tutu to this passage and see if He thinks the Lord is begging for us to help Him....

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. (Rev 19:11-16)

1 comment:

humanitasremedium said...

Amen. Enjoying the blog, keep it up.