Friday, December 7, 2007

Can God die? (Part 2)

Some people, like the writer of the new children's movie The Golden Compass, think (or perhaps simply wish) that God can be killed. If that were possible, if God was killed, what would happen?

  • Would everything stop?
  • Would the world stop spinning?
  • Would our solar system...or the universe fly apart?
  • Would we humans cease to exist?
  • Would everything cease to exist?
  • But who can kill God? (Oh wait...I know. Some renegade Jewish leaders and some Gentile soldiers and an out-of-control mob of people and some power-hungry kings. But wait, that was representative of all humans and the result and culmination of sin.)

Perhaps a more important question is why would anyone want to kill God? Or fantasize that he can be killed? Or work to kill God in the minds of children?

  • Would the death of God mean the removal of all moral restraint? (Would that be a good thing?)
  • Would it mean no more rules? No more responsibility?
  • Would it mean no more war? (Some seem to think so.)

The thing is, death is directly related to sin. Sin always leads to death. That's why sin-filled people (no different than us) killed God in Jesus in about 30 A.D. That's also why the sin-less God couldn't stay dead.

"For by him [in context, that is Jesus] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together." Colossians 1:16-17, NIV (emphasis mine).

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