I’m a fan of Ty Gibson. He has an amazing way to talk about the things that really matter. Recently, I came across one of his short article’s and my mind was blown.
Here’s an excerpt. You may have to read it twice, I did.
“The dark mental enterprise is encapsulated in God’s penetrating diagnostic question to Job: “Would you condemn Me that you may be justified?” (Job 40:8).
Here God puts His finger on our most sensitive nerve. We blame God as a self-justification maneuver. The guilty conscience possesses an impulse to fabricate an image of God that resembles ourselves in order to evade the shame His perfect goodness would thrust upon us if we were to allow ourselves to be confronted by it in one quantum leap of consciousness. “If God is like me,” we subconsciously reason, “then I need not be any different than I am, and I need not feel guilty for the way I am.” My actions and attitudes are justified by attributing them to God.”
Check out the whole article at http://reknew.org/2017/06/psychology-theology-meet/.