With a new Supreme Court nominee appointed by President Trump all eyes are looking to Washington to see the drama of confirmation unfold. If Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed, there is no doubt that he will be making rulings on very significant cases, some of which will touch upon our freedom to exercise religion.
It seems like some groups bring law suits when anyone practices any religion in their hearing. I think it is high time for these groups to stop messing with the small potatoes and go straight to the top. They should sue God himself! I’ll even give them a head start. Here are seven reasons to sue God with documentation of his potential violations of their rights.
1) Creation. Instead of fussing about schools teaching the overwhelming evidence that the universe had an intelligent designer, why not go right to the source. If God hadn’t created everything in the first place, no one would qualm about theories like evolution. Genesis 1:1 is a clear indictment of God. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
2) Government. The Bible says that God established governments to subjugate sinful societies. They are to punish wrongdoers and praise and protect those that do right. God even calls them “God’s servant for your good” (Romans 13:4). He even gave them the sword to enforce the laws of the land (Romans 13:4). Imagine how grand life would be without any such governments. There would be no one to create rules and no one to punish people that violate them. Sounds like the ACLU should go right to the source. They could sue God for making governments at all.
3) God’s Laws. Actually, since we are cutting to the root of things. Why not sue God for having his own laws? After all, even though some of the Old Testament Laws only applied to the nation of Israel, there are plenty that God has applied universally. For example, even though our government says it’s okay to kill an innocent unborn child, God has said murder is always wrong. These divine laws can be a big hindrance to a person’s rights.
4) Conscience. Romans 2:14-15 speak of the warning system God has put into the hearts of all people everywhere. “For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them.”
With all of the people experience guilty feelings in the world, it’s about time someone began a class action suit. In his own book, God admits that he has put that innate sense of right and wrong in everyone’s heart. So when a person does things God doesn’t like, he or she may then feel guilty. Since God admits to putting a conscience in us our guilty feelings are totally God’s fault.
5) Marriage and Family. Did you realize that God admits in the Bible that he established marriage between one man and one woman? Even back in the Garden of Eden it was God that made Eve for Adam and then said, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).
He also told them to be fruitful and multiply and exercise dominion over his creation (Genesis 1:28). He didn’t even make it physically possible for homosexual couples to get pregnant. He even calls acts of homosexuality sinful (for example in Romans 1:26-27 and 1Corinthians 6:9-11). Instead of marching on Washington to protest, someone should just sue God and get it over with.
6) Exclusivity of Christ. Oh, this is a big one. Overlooking people with religious preferences all over the world, God has declared that the only way a person can be in a right relationship with him is through total trust in his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Just because Jesus died as a substitute for sinners on the cross and then rose again from the dead, God apparently felt justified in making Jesus the sole source of the world’s forgiveness.
Once again, God incriminated himself right in the Bible. “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). And again the exclusivity of Jesus Christ is documented in Acts 4:12, “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
7) Heaven. While there may not be as many religious symbols like crosses or manger scenes to offend us in heaven, you just have to think being in the presence of Jesus himself could be even worse. Instead of only being reminded that God became a man around every December 25, he will there personally be all year round! Instead of seeing crosses to make you think about his sacrificial death for sinners, perhaps you’ll be able to see the actual nail prints! How offensive to some that would be!
Especially on this last point, however, I want to express special urgency upon those so inclined to sue God. In light of potential appeals and such, you need to get on this right away. Who knows how the new Supreme Court Justice might delay things. You see, if you don’t get this thing through the courts before you die, you’ll never be in heaven to be offended (remember reason #6).
By John Crotts