The Powerless God

Jesus represents the powerless God, the servant, but most Christians prefer an omnipotent Zeus-like fellow. Their false image of God is useful for the institutional tyranny of the Church, but not much else.

We lord it over the powerless God shown in Jesus. We can even choose to execute him if we so desire.

We control whether this God forgives sin:

Mark 11:25-26
‘Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.’

We don’t genuflect before this God as though he were a Roman emperor of divine majesty. We pay our dues to Caesar, not to the Christ.

The Christ washes our feet like a lowly servant. God is our servant and we are his master.

Yet most Christians truly find the image of God as servant highly repugnant and blasphemous. They feel much more comfortable worshipping a tyrant. It just goes to show how little they read their texts and how captive they are to systems of honour that reward masters, rather than servants.


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