Ep. 019: Why does God Act? (Hint: It’s not because of you)
Copernicus was a Polish astronomer who lived at the beginning of the 16th century. He is remembered for publishing his research on the heavenly bodies which said that the sun was at the center of the solar system instead of the earth which had been the prevailing view since the time of the Greeks. Furthermore, Copernicus posited that it was the earth and all the other planets and stars that revolved around the sun. Men resisted Copernicus’ view but eventually, it took hold and is still the way we view the solar system today.
I bring this up because I see similarities between the astronomical perspective of Copernicus’ day to the theological perspective of our own. Men in the 1500s thought that everything in the planetary cosmos revolved around them. They had no reason to think otherwise. Until Copernicus.
In the same way, many Christians today believe that they are “at the center of the universe” and that all of life has been designed to revolve around them. We are certainly born with a “bent” on self but when we are hearing preaching coming from inside the church that suggests that we are so important, so vital to the plan of God that HE ACTUALLY EXISTS FOR US and that we are at the center of the theological universe and God existence is a means to enhance us and our life, we are in desperate need of correction.
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