“Far more worthy, far more holy” by Jonathan Leeman

“Over and over the Bible has to say God’s not like us because we repeatedly try to make Him like us. We squeeze God into our own mental universes. We domesticate Him and fashion Him after our image. But what foolishness!

This is the God who created the universe with words. This is the God who destroyed the world with a flood. This is the God who struck down two priests for offering unauthorized incense. This is a God who raises up nations and dashes them to pieces.

This is the God who put on flesh, died on a cross, and rose again. This is the God who commands us to present ourselves as living sacrifices of worship.

Forget Superman, Morgan Freeman, or any other god who looks like us. God is not like us, but far more worthy and far more holy. He is not to be trifled with.”

–Jonathan Leeman, “God: Not Like You,” in Don’t Call It a Comeback: The Old Faith For a New Day, Ed. Kevin DeYoung (Wheaton: Crossway, 2011), 48-49.

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