The German reprobate, Friedrich Nietzsche told of a man who screamed, “What will we do as the earth is set loose from its sun?” He was referring to a story Nietzsche told of the death of God. Charles Colson commented with this:
“Nietzsche’s point was not that God does not exist, but that God has become irrelevant. Men and women may assert that God exists, or that He does not, but it makes little difference either way. God is dead not because He doesn’t exist, but because we live, play, procreate, govern, and die as though He doesn’t.” pg 198 God and Government.
By simply paying a bit of attention to our world, though it be a bubble of sacred tradition amid the world at large, it is observable that for practical purposes, secular and sacred society has rendered God irrelevant.
Sacred plans around secular so as not to clash with secular and thus be embarrassed by smaller crowds.
For years the wife of my youth attempted to find a non-competing date for the Annual Ladies Christmas Fellowship. Finally, after hearing a sermon from Charles Stanley whom she is convinced knows everything, on the primacy of Christ in all things, she simply chooses a sensible date, and the ladies are informed, and they come or they don’t. One reason is simple; at no place does God tell us to love Him at a convenient time. Super Bowl Night?
Copyright © 2012 Larry Lilly