Turtles on Posts
Dr. Everett PiperDr. Piper is the President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Associated with Chuck Colson’s Breakpoint and Centurions programs, Dr. Piper is the author of "Why I am a 'Liberal' and Other Conservative Ideas" http://www.whyiamaliberal.com/. He has also authored "The Wrong Side of the Door: Why Ideas Matter. Piper is a frequent speaker on Christian education, Biblical worldview, and applied apologetics in both regional and national venues. For more information go to www.okwu.edu or go to www.everettpiper.com .
- 2011 Dec 18
Like Job we tend to think that we know better than God what is right, good and just. We cry out, "I am innocent and I am good! Why do You not hear my case and why do You indict me unfairly?"
In doing so, however, is it possible that we commit the original sin over and over again and, thus, position ourselves to be "as gods" where we "know" what is good and evil and, thereby, no longer need God to offer such moral definitions?
Before we know it, we find ourselves several step down this wide path of "human wisdom." We dismiss God completely and actually claim that "injustice" is evidence that He never existed in the first place.
But this is literal nonsense for it makes no more sense for us to cite the injustice of our situation as evidence against God than it would for a turtle atop a fencepost to declare that his location is proof that no one put him there