Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Do You Fear God for No Reason?

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today.

- John Lennon

Satan once asked, "Does Job fear God for no reason?" (Job 1:9) Jason Robertson thinks it's an important question: "Would you serve God if there were no blessings attached? What if God were to show you no mercy? What if there were no heaven? What if there were no hell? Would you still serve God?"

To be honest, no, I wouldn't. If there were no blessings, no mercy, no heaven, and no hell, then how could God be holy? How could he be just? How could he demonstrate his love? His wrath? Why would anyone need saving if there wasn't punishment for sin? What hope would there be without eternal life? Would God even be God at all?

In the kind of world John Lennon imagined, there would be no need for a Savior or the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. In such a world, I would be incapable of serving God.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the Beatles. But on this one, John was just totally wrong. We did a similar post on this a while back.

Human utopias will always leave us hanging, and drive us to war.

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