God for a Day

Here’s a thought experiment for you. Imagine for a moment that you are given the infinite power of God to do with as you please. For all intents and purposes, you are God.

What would you do?

Think about it for a moment, and throw away your little answers, like “I’d bring about world peace”, or “I would end world hunger and eradicate disease”. That’s kid’s stuff. You’re God, remember, so what would you do? And don’t go and copy your predecessor either. You have to think of something completely original. In fact, throw out all the concepts that you have now and come up with all new ones. You’re God, and there is no idea of war unless you say so, nor is there the notion of peace, but that you make it to be so.

What would you do?

Seriously, think about it for a second.

If you’re like me, you’ll hit a wall very quickly. I have no idea, was my honest answer to this question. I lack the necessary traction to even process the question. Everything I know, every concept, every idea or ability to process an idea is framed by the One True God, Jehovah. I can only imagine within the framework that He has created. And that is exactly as it should be.

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. (Hebrews 11:3)

As always, feedback is appreciated.

8 thoughts on “God for a Day”

  1. There are multiple questions here:

    If you mean “right at this moment as I’m keyboarding this comment,” I could think of nothing which would ameliorate the effects of sin, both original and otherwise, inasmuch as I would be constrained by the universe as it exists. Otherwise, I would go back to the Garden and take a hoe to the snake.

    If you mean before “The Beginning,” i.e. a clean slate as it were, we cannot perceive a universe different than ours because we are a product of that, both physically and spiritually.

    And we get a headache, if we try.

    🙂

    Cheers.

  2. There are multiple questions here:

    If you mean “right at this moment as I’m keyboarding this comment,” I could think of nothing which would ameliorate the effects of sin, both original and otherwise, inasmuch as I would be constrained by the universe as it exists. Otherwise, I would go back to the Garden and take a hoe to the snake.

    If you mean before “The Beginning,” i.e. a clean slate as it were, we cannot perceive a universe different than ours because we are a product of that, both physically and spiritually.

    And we get a headache, if we try.

    🙂

    Cheers.

  3. If you mean before “The Beginning,” i.e. a clean slate as it were, we cannot perceive a universe different than ours because we are a product of that, both physically and spiritually.

    that’s kind of what I was getting at. There were a couple of thoughts I had, one of which was that there is a limit to our ability to think about being God. We are bound by all the things you mention.

    I also wanted to try to invoke the idea that our thought is to “fix” the world. What is interesting is that this is not God’s thought.

    Such things are always interesting to me.

    Thanks for the read!

  4. If you mean before “The Beginning,” i.e. a clean slate as it were, we cannot perceive a universe different than ours because we are a product of that, both physically and spiritually.

    that’s kind of what I was getting at. There were a couple of thoughts I had, one of which was that there is a limit to our ability to think about being God. We are bound by all the things you mention.

    I also wanted to try to invoke the idea that our thought is to “fix” the world. What is interesting is that this is not God’s thought.

    Such things are always interesting to me.

    Thanks for the read!

  5. How do you know God doesn’t think about fixing the world? Ultimately He *will* fix everything. Isn’t that what prophecy promises? His days are just not on the same time-frame as ours. The “fixing” comes later – after this earth is burned up and a new one created.

    Hmm, interesting question. Makes me wonder what God did all those years before He decided to make all these assorted-looking people that now populate planet Earth. I can grasp people living forever and God having no end, but no beginning? That is entirely too much for me to imagine!

  6. How do you know God doesn’t think about fixing the world? Ultimately He *will* fix everything. Isn’t that what prophecy promises? His days are just not on the same time-frame as ours. The “fixing” comes later – after this earth is burned up and a new one created.

    Hmm, interesting question. Makes me wonder what God did all those years before He decided to make all these assorted-looking people that now populate planet Earth. I can grasp people living forever and God having no end, but no beginning? That is entirely too much for me to imagine!

  7. Susanne,
    The point I’m trying to make is that, on some level, God is pleased to let the world exist in its current state. If He were not, it would not be as it is. This is not to say that He is not going to judge the world, or that He likes sin or is pleased by it. The closest example that I can give is from being a parent there are times where I watch Gavin struggling with temptation, and while it is completely within my power to end the scenario and remove him from the situation, there are many times when it “pleases” me to let him struggle with the thing and sometimes even fail. It then “pleases” me to spank Him. Of course it also displeases me that he was so tempted and that he gave in as well, but there is no great contradiction. And this is just my ability to hold seemingly contradictory thoughts in my head. God is infinitely more complex than I am, so I am not surprised that he can be “not willing that any should perish”, and yet also clearly willing on some level (because we see that some definitely do perish)

    Does that make sense?

  8. Susanne,
    The point I’m trying to make is that, on some level, God is pleased to let the world exist in its current state. If He were not, it would not be as it is. This is not to say that He is not going to judge the world, or that He likes sin or is pleased by it. The closest example that I can give is from being a parent there are times where I watch Gavin struggling with temptation, and while it is completely within my power to end the scenario and remove him from the situation, there are many times when it “pleases” me to let him struggle with the thing and sometimes even fail. It then “pleases” me to spank Him. Of course it also displeases me that he was so tempted and that he gave in as well, but there is no great contradiction. And this is just my ability to hold seemingly contradictory thoughts in my head. God is infinitely more complex than I am, so I am not surprised that he can be “not willing that any should perish”, and yet also clearly willing on some level (because we see that some definitely do perish)

    Does that make sense?

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