Don't Try to Change God
The following blog entry, written by Jennifer Cole, appeared in Creation Moments' Facebook group. Our discussions in the group cover a lot of topics but are primarily about creation, evolution, science and the Bible. To join the group, click here.
I do not understand something. We, as people, tend to want to be accepted as we are. We want people to accept us with all our faults, hang-ups, issues, baggage, corny jokes, talents, emotions, etc. We are always looking for acceptance in some way. We try to improve ourselves because we know we are not perfect. And we all have said, "I'm not perfect." Why is it, then, that we are willing to let everyone be accepted for who they are but not God? When did we give more freedom to let people be people but we don't give God His right and His due to let Him be God? We did not create God – God created us.
For some people, the Christian God is not comfortable. False teachers and those who follow them do not accept God as He is. They try to change God to make Him more palatable. However, we as people ABHOR others who try to change us. We are dogmatic about it. We all say, "Love me for who I am." Since when did we stop applying this rule to God? Where do we get the AUDACITY to say, "I don't like this part about God. That's too harsh so I'm going to change it so that I feel more comfortable with God."
I think it is awful to give people more respect than we give God. The Lord says that He is the same, yesterday, today and forever. That means He is not going to change despite what others may TRY to do.