Sunday, April 27, 2014

How can God help us if He has never needed help Himself?



If you want to drive a car, you need gas.

If you want to fly, you need a plane or a blimp.

If you want to dive and see what happens underwater, you need to bring your own oxygen.

It is not a rule someone made, you don’t need these things because your insurance demands them, or because it is a law, but because it is.
Look around you: Everything you see is God’s—the heavens above and beyond, the Earth, and everything on it. But it was your ancestors who God fell in love with; he picked their children—that’s you!—out of all the other peoples. That’s where we are right now. So cut away the thick calluses from your heart and stop being so willfully hardheaded. God, your God, is the God of all gods, he’s the Master of all masters, a God immense and powerful and awesome. He doesn’t play favorites, takes no bribes, makes sure orphans and widows are treated fairly, takes loving care of foreigners by seeing that they get food and clothing.
Deuteronomy 10:14-18
It is a fact, or a law of nature, and you cannot change it just because you want to or you ask for it.

A car won’t run without fuel, you cannot fly on your own and you cannot breathe underwater.

Can we repent if God helps us to do it?

Yes, but what does it mean to say that God helps us.

It means that God will put into us a bit of Himself.
God’s business is putting things right; he loves getting the lines straight, Setting us straight. Once we’re standing tall, we can look him straight in the eye.
Psalm 11:7
He lends us a little of His understanding and that makes us able to think.

He puts a little of His love into us and that is how we can love each other.

Like C. S. Lewis says, “We love and reason because God loves and reasons and holds our hand while we do it”.

If we had not fallen, there would be no problem.

If we had not thought that we are better on ourselves.

That we can make it without Him, that our lives would be richer and more enjoyable on our own, that we knew better than Him what was really good for us.
“Whenever this happens, my heart stops— I’m stunned, I can’t catch my breath. Listen to it! Listen to his thunder, the rolling, rumbling thunder of his voice. He lets loose his lightnings from horizon to horizon, lighting up the earth from pole to pole. In their wake, the thunder echoes his voice, powerful and majestic. He lets out all the stops, he holds nothing back. No one can mistake that voice— His word thundering so wondrously, his mighty acts staggering our understanding. He orders the snow, ‘Blanket the earth!’ and the rain, ‘Soak the whole countryside!’ No one can escape the weather—it’s there. And no one can escape from God. Wild animals take shelter, crawling into their dens, When blizzards roar out of the north and freezing rain crusts the land. It’s God’s breath that forms the ice, it’s God’s breath that turns lakes and rivers solid. And yes, it’s God who fills clouds with rainwater and hurls lightning from them every which way. He puts them through their paces—first this way, then that— commands them to do what he says all over the world. Whether for discipline or grace or extravagant love, he makes sure they make their mark.
Job 37:1-13
If we had not rebelled against Him.

Unfortunately we did think it, and we did rebel and we did fall.    

And now we need God’s help in order to do something which God, in His own nature, never does at all.

We need his help to surrender, to suffer, to submit, to die.

Nothing in God’s own nature corresponds to this at all.

The one road for which we now need God’s leadership most of all is a road He, in His own nature, has never walked.
For God’s Word is solid to the core; everything he makes is sound inside and out. He loves it when everything fits, when his world is in plumb-line true. Earth is drenched in God’s affectionate satisfaction.
Psalm 33:4-5
God can only share what He has, and this is something He does not possess.

“But supposing God became a man – suppose our human nature which can suffer and die was amalgamated with God’s nature in one person – then that person could help us. He could surrender His will, and suffer and die, because He was a man; and He could do it perfectly because He was God. You and I can go through this process only if God does it in us; but God can do it only if He becomes a man. Our attempts at this dying will succeed only if we men share in God’s dying, just as our thinking can succeed only because it is a drop out of the ocean of His intelligence: but we cannot share God’s dying unless God dies; He cannot die except by being a man. That is the sense in which He pays our debt, and suffers for us what He Himself need not suffer at all”, C. S. Lewis in Mere Christianity.
Watch this: God’s eye is on those who respect him, the ones who are looking for his love. He’s ready to come to their rescue in bad times; in lean times he keeps body and soul together.
Psalm 33:18-19

This post is part of an on-going series.

To begin, read Natural law. A post about the law we all have in our hearts.

If you would like to know what comes after read the post about Moral law.


Having read that, you'll need to know Which moral law to choose

If you agree we need to choose a moral law, maybe you'll agree that We need God  


After we have understood the need we have for God, it is time to research What is sin

Having accepted your need for God, what kind of God is exactly a Christian God? This you can find out about in What we Christians believe

Why is it so hard to follow Christian faith? What prevents you to believe in God?

Do not let yourself to be fooled by Christianity and water

Who was first? The chicken or the egg? Read the post Of good and band - who was there first? The chicken or the egg? 

If God is above everything else and did not create evil then Why God accepts the evil in the world?

We run on God, like a car on gas. This is why We cannot live without God 

Do you want to know about the good dreams God sent to us? Read Who is Jesus?

Are you ready to believe? Do you know who The Perfect Penitent is? And what He means to us.

Who was The Perfect Sacrifice? And what is His relationship with you? 

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