Tuesday, January 13, 2009

We are gods!




Plantinga mentions so much in the second chapter about creation that I don’t even know where to begin. He comments that creation is neither a necessity nor an accident. God had a purpose for everything he created. But what I don’t understand is that if I were God and being that I am love too, I would not create a world where creation would suffer. I would not create 65 billion people only to save a few. This world is not perfect and we know it all, but God is. So why didn’t he make a perfect world for us anyway in the beginning?

Have you ever thought that we ourselves are also gods? Yes it is shocking and maybe a heresy to think that we are gods but it is true. We are God’s creation and God’s children. If our father is a God, then that makes us also a god since we are a father and children relationship with God. No doubt about that. We possess everything which God has because we are created in his image.
 When my mentor said that “I was a god” I could not agree with him. How can I be a god? But he convinced me that I was and it is true because it says in the Bible.

In John 10: 34 “Is it not written in your law, ‘I have said that you are gods?’ “

Just look around us. Literally everything started from an idea, then put into an action and voila there it is! Still don’t understand?
The books, the computers, cities, buildings, movie, music, iPods, clothes, cars, and I’ll stop here. Everything I mentioned on the list above is created by a person or a group of people. People created them, therefore doesn’t that imply that we are a creator?

So what does this imply? What do we do then if we know that we are gods? It means we have such creative power within us, a power to create anything we want. So let God’s people create something that is loving, something that God will really appreciate and through our creation, God will be glorified.

1 comment:

Tyler said...

I don't agree with this. If we were gods we would be able to create something from absolutely nothing. The creation you are talking about is more so construction. We can only create using preexisting materials such as metals and other products of this earth. But God actually creates in the sense that He makes something from nothing. He created the things that we use to construct ipods, computers, books, and cities. So we "construct" rather than "create". I agree with your overall point, that we need to "create" to glorify God. I'm just saying that, in my opinion, this does not make us gods.