I, and to a greater extent, society have a problem. Though it’s been spoken of and harped on over the years, we’ve lost our reverence for God. There’s no other explanation for the rampant lack of respect and aloofness in which we refer to Him. Jesus has been reduced to a mere footnote because everybody wants to go straight to God. They act like He’s there just in case. But, the only way we can get to God is through Jesus. See the problem? This isn’t to be taken lightly. However, that’s a topic for another day.
When I see people on social media refer to themselves as “The Gawd” or (insert ignorance) God, I can only shake my head. It really proves that we’ve turned ourselves into idols to be worshipped. The commandments tell us we’re to have no other gods before God, yet we’ve done just that. Celebrities and gifted athletes get the most adulation. Other public figures do as well, but to a lesser extent. And when people are called on their shenanigans, the pushback is merciless. “Don’t interfere with my self-expression” they say, or “I’m good with the big homie” are commonly paraphrased refrains.
This is all symptomatic of the “fallen” nature that permeates throughout mankind. This nature has been present since the first bite of fruit in The Garden.
When the serpent told Adam and Eve that they would be “like God”, this mindset went into overdrive. In modern times, being like God isn’t enough. Now society believes we can be become a god. New Age beliefs draw people in by promising they’ll reach a level of enlightenment that makes them as a god. And yet, people fall into the fallacy daily. It’s just an attempt to shift our sight, which happens easily, from what we ought to be focusing on.
The means to getting the focus back in the right direction is what those who believe in the Trinity should be concerned with. Because we’ve dropped the ball and turned punkish, it’s going to take extra work. I personally feel like men have to take a stand. We gotta acknowledge that we’ve let the “Gawd Complex” hang around long enough. It’s up to us to put a stop to it. Societies are destroyed when men are removed from the equation, or diverted from their true purpose. History is replete with examples of this.
History is also replete with examples of infamous leaders who were deified. In each example, these men came to there end in terrible ways. Julius Caesar was stabbed to death. Alexander the Great died of a type of wasting disease. Attila the Hun was decapitated. The common thread was that these men were looked at, too some extent, as gods.
It’s said that God isn’t mocked. He *WILL* even out the scales of cosmic justice. If society keeps on propping up people who call themselves the gawd of this and that, then what will the end result be? Not just for the individual, but for society at-large? The endgame will be God giving each one who isn’t reconciled to Him, through Jesus, what they’re due.
That is one thing that’s owed me I surely don’t want.