Post #8: Stop trying to make Jesus into your image
by Donald Borsch Jr.
Jesus is a liberal. Jesus is a feminist. Jesus is pro-gay. Jesus is love, while God is hateful and judgmental. Jesus is tolerant. Jesus is diverse. Jesus is accommodating. Jesus is a socialist. Jesus is a closet homosexual. Jesus is a Democrat. Jesus is cool. Jesus is my buddy. Jesus is my homeboy. Jesus is just like me.
Okay, so. The problem today, with the progressive christian cult, is that they want to make Jesus into them, into their image, into their likes and dislikes. This is foolish, reckless, disrespectful, heretical, and dangerous beyond measure. But they continue to do it because they need Jesus to be them, desperately. Otherwise, their politics and ideals would be rendered false and erroneous. Otherwise their twisted theologies would be exposed for what they are.
I never, ever, ever want Jesus to be like me. Quite the opposite, actually. I want to be like Him. As should every covenant son.
His Headship trumps my “politics”. His Headship trumps my desires. His Headship trumps my personal expressions. His Headship is what I bow to, what I acquiesce to, what I surrender to. There is no grey area here. It’s Him, only Him, always Him, and never me.
His Holiness and His Love are above my understanding. I cannot, nor will I attempt to, make His Love into something that allows for purposed sin in the face of my Father. It just ain’t happenin’.
His Will is absolute, and His Headship is undeniable. His thoughts are not my thoughts, and His ways are not my ways, thankfully! But I want my thoughts and my ways to be just like His. As should every covenant son. To attempt to rewrite Jesus and His words and His Holiness and His Sovereignty into that which pleases us as mere men, and fits into our lives more comfortably, is heresy.
The worst part is the need to recreate a heaven that is all-inclusive, thus bastardizing and twisting The Cross into a nuisance and a pesky element that isn’t really all it’s cracked up to be. Jesus died for us all, so we all get into progressive heaven, no matter what. Yikes.
Remember, it is BIG God and little us. Not the other way around. No one, in the history of mankind, has ever been able to bully Jesus into anything. Yet people are still trying to do just that today. They do it in the name of love, politics, compassion, diversity, tolerance, and that foul element of selfishness that demands they have a god who allows for sin and endorses it, as well.
We have indeed hit that point of where evil is called good and good is called evil. My Father is not pleased with this.