“Moralistic, therapeutic deism”

mohler.jpgListening to Way of the Master Radio the other night, Todd Friel referred to something Al Mohler referred to as the overwhelming “theory” of what the majority of Americans believe about God,… if they are even willing to give him a chance on whether he exists or not.

Dr. Mohler said that they think in terms of “moralistic, therapeutic deism”. Sort of a big moral dispenser who gives warm and fuzzies to those who give more than 2 seconds of mental ascent to him. An idol quite frankly, made in their own image.

Mohler went on to give the doctrinal statement (for lack of a better word) of this religion/idea that seems to be so prevalent:

1. A god exists who created and ordered the world who watches over human life on earth.

2. God wants people to be good, nice, and fair to each other.

3. The central point in life is to be happy and feel good about ones self.

4. God doesn’t need to be particularly involved in ones life except where god is needed to resolve a particular problem.

5. (And this is the one that takes the cake) Good people go to heaven when they die.

So essentially, god is just a big “Stay-Puffed” marshmallow man who just love us to bits, he thinks we’re the bees knees and he’s just dying to be our servant.

How beautiful are the feet that bring good news……

About Matthew Blair

Sinner saved by grace.
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