Most people who have a problem with God handle Him in one of two ways:
I. THEY PRETEND HE DOES NOT EXIST:
This solves the problem of having to be accountable to God because if He doesn’t exist, then, they are free to live their lives as they please. But then, there is the thorny problem of explaining how we all got here. How do we com
e to exist? So, what they do is to concoct a fairy tale to the effect that everything around them just “happened.” “Chance.”
Currently, evolutionists are telling us it all started with amino acids. But where did they come from? Tough to explain away the difficult issue of “First Cause.”
Maybe, this is why God said: “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.‘” (Psalm 14:1).
II. THEY RE-INVENT HIM:
For some of us, our reasoning is, God’s demand on us for all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength is way too steep; especially because, we’d much rather play than carrying a cross. So what do we do? We cope by:
1. Reducing God to a manageable size:
“Knowing God, they refused to honor Him as God… hence all their thinking ended in futility, and their misguided minds are plunged into darkness. They boast of their wisdom, but they have made fools of themselves… because they have bartered away the true God for a false one.” (Romans 1:21, 22, 25 – neb)
2. Collecting around us religious leaders who tell us what we want to hear about God:
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers according to their own desires.” (2 Timothy 4:2)
Romans 11:22 speaks about the kindness and severity of God. To those who acknowledge Him for who He is: Kindness. To the rest: Severity. As always, the choice is ours.