Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Francis: God cannot be God without us?

And now Francis, the brilliant theologian, is asserting that God cannot be God without us.  See here.

Wrong.  God has no need for human beings. "The God who made the world and everything in it … is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything" (Acts 17:24-25).

God did not make us because he was lonely. Long before we were here, God already had "company" with his Son and the Holy Spirit, referred to in Genesis 1:26, "Let us make man in our own image."

And he didn't make us because he needed to satiate His ego. He did not make us to satisfy some craving to be worshiped. God is totally secure in who he is—without us.

But, despite not needing us, God chose to create us anyway, out of his great love: "I have loved you with an everlasting love" (Jeremiah 31:3).

God loved us before he even created us. He loved us with an "everlasting" love.

God is love (1 John 4:8), and because of that love and his wonderful creativity, he made us so we can enjoy all that he is and all that he's done.  He created us, as the Baltimore Catechism reminds us, to "know, love and serve" Him.

God created us to fulfill his eternal plan.  But, He doesn't need us.  And even if He had never created us, He would still be God.

God has always been.  He has always been God.  Francis is saying that, before we were created, He wasn't God.

Time to depose Francis?


Dorota Mosiewicz-Patalas said...

Long overdue.
It is not going to happen. The alleged Vicar of Christ is not only claiming that God would not be God without us, he wants us to believe that his (Bergoglio's) spirit is the Holy Spirit and that Jesus' Gospel is no longer valid, as it has been replaced (surprise!) with something more fitting the expectations of the so called modern man (or shall I say - woman). Bergoglio fancies himself the inspired translator of the eternal into the relevant, the popular, the man-made, the worldly and the trendy.

He claims today that God needs us - is it any wonder? He is probably -humbly- suggesting that God has waited for Bergoglio to become relevant to... woman. (Don't we all know that the future is feminine, and doesn't Bergoglio insist that we forget the past and move forward? Some theologians already say that God is really a mother, or at least a mother and a father all in one.)

He has many surprises for us still. Though he promised his pontificate would be short, there remain many items on the agenda.

Stephen Lowe said...

Hubris...not the article...but placing man on a par with God. Humility is not part of a Jesuit make-up obviously. said...


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