God – The Problem Solver?
A brother in the Lord Jesus was in a shelter the other day and saw a sign in the office that said; “I am God and I am here to solve your problems.”
This is all that God is to the majority of people.
How can this be? Because this is the way those who occupy the pulpits present him. God is made to be all things to all people.
Whatever your problem “god” can handle it. If it is a health, financial or marital problem or anything else…even a sick pet! Just ask god he can solve your problem.
This is atheism in practice, this is imagination run amuck, and the best the natural man can come up with in it’s view of God.
Is this the view the scriptures give of God?
The God of the Bible is sovereign, immutable, eternally holy and righteous, and He does not do anything for anybody without doing it righteously.
He doesn’t reveal Himself as the solver of problems but as a “Just God and Saviour.”
There are those who make heaven and hell the issue – the word of God makes Christ and sin the issue.
The majority make “God is love” to be paramount, but the holy scriptures make His righteousness and how sinners are made righteous to be the paramount.
The scriptures make the gospel of God’s free grace in Christ as the only way God will save sinners as it is preached paramount. As Scott Richardson has said many times “God will not speak to or be spoken to by any member of the human race apart form His Son Jesus Christ”.
What is man’s real problem?
It is sin, rebellion, and self righteousness.
How is this to be solved?
It already has by the Lord Jesus being made to be sin, by bearing that sin on the cross and in doing so bearing the judgment and justice of God against sin, once and for all.
By God given grace and faith, God will justly justify the sinner who believes on His Son.
By Donald Bell