Thursday, May 8, 2008

Jesus's Freudian Slip...

Matthew 21
42 Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures:
" 'The stone the builders rejected
has become the capstone;
the Lord has done this,
and it is marvelous in our eyes?



1 Corinthians 3
10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert
builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how
he builds.
11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid,
which is Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 2
19...God's household,
20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ
Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.



John
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
was God. He was with God in the beginning.


So.
Jesus is the Word of God.
Jesus also is the cornerstone of the foundation of creation.
Which is to say, upon him rests the foundation of creation.

Is Jesus a firm foundation and is God a wise builder?

Jesus answers,


Matthew 7
24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into
practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat
against
that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its
foundation on the rock.

26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them
into practice is like a
foolish man who built his house on
sand.

27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat
against
that house, and it fell with a great
crash."


The Point?
Simple.
God's creation "fell with a great crash". (see Genesis for details)

If God had been a wise builder, as Jesus puts it, (and took council from his own word, Jesus) then when the rains and the winds (trial and error) came, his creation would not have fallen.
Yet it did.

So we can only assume that God built his creation upon a faulty foundation.

And what foundation did God use?

"God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone."


Thus Jesus makes quite the Freudian Slip in Matthew ch. 7.


And if you find yourself tempted to use the "Everything has happened as God planned it" defence, then ask yourself the following,

If Man had not "sinned" and the world had not fallen; if life on Earth remained a paradise without pain or suffering, would God be pacing around heaven right now, muttering to himself, "Damn! Things have gone horribly wrong."?

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