“I genuinely feel like I pissed off some god and that he’s out to get me. Was it because I turned my back on Christianity? Why can’t he understand that it’s caused me my fair share of pain, suffering, fear, and alienation? Why can’t he understand I just want to live a normal life, where I can actually tackle the struggles I face?” –a reddit user
I took the time to read this post and its subsequent replies. Though quickly determining this to be little more than a “troll” conversation, I think the questions this user throws out to start are quite fair to ask.
First off, I’m not sure how pleasing our current culture’s vocabulary is to God. Therefore, I will rephrase a word or two from this person’s first statement. They say that they may have ticked-off “some god.”
So then, can God get ticked-off at us?
Well, if we believe what the Bible says [and I do], then yes, there’s more than enough evidence to conclude that we can indeed tick Him off. Why did God send the flood?
I’m sorry to say that there’s no way to skirt around this. There was an actual time when God had regretted creating Man, (Gen 6:6). We’re given the very words of God; “So the LORD said, ‘I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them,” (Gen 6:7).
God even tells Noah His reason for destroying Man; “And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth,” (Gen 6:12-13).
Now, what happened while Moses was at the top of the mountain, meeting with God? The people below stirred God’s anger by worshipping a golden calf; “They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them. They have made for themselves a golden calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it and said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt,” (Exo 32:8).
And how does God respond? He says to Moses, “Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them, in order that I may make a great nation of you,” (Exo 32:10).
Yes, of course we can go on and on presenting evidence that God was not too pleased with Man, But I think we’ve made the point and responded to this reddit user’s first thought.
Is God “out to get” us; if we turn our backs on Christianity? I would have to start by saying; God doesn’t need to be out-to-get us! The day will come for all of us. We will all one-day answer to God, for everything we’ve done or not done.
The apostle Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians; “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil,” (2 Cor 5:10).
In the book of Acts, Paul also says; “because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead,” (Act 17:31) (bold=my emphasis).
God will judge the world. He is not going to judge just part of it. God is not going to judge Israel and ignore Europe and the Americas. He is going to judge all of it; the entire world. Whether Jew or Gentile; we will one day all stand before His judgement.
Return next week as we continue this topic.
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