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Monday, March 23, 2009

God as Puppet

Perhaps the greatest danger -- and the most tempting idol -- is to imagine that God is the servant of our desires, who meets all our needs and is there for us in crises in exactly the way we need him to be there for us. But this idol is built on a false base, as if our 'needs' are really our deepest needs, as if the only and best way to resolve a crisis is to do so in the way we think it should be resolved -- as if we were all-wise, all-knowing, and all-loving.

- Mark Galli, Jesus Mean and Wild: The Unexpected Love of an Untamable God (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2006), 171.

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