Self-appointed apologists are quick to explain that God may allow “bad things” to happen, but he in no way causes them. So the apologist assesses God’s will from a human point of view and then decides that it is wrong, concluding that God obviously could not have meant what he said and did in the story. This way of thinking not only sidelines God in Scripture but stretches the “self” in self-appointed to encompass the bald-faced idolatry of self-referentiality. “Does the clay ask the potter, ‘What are you making?’” (Isaiah 45:9) On what basis can any human being question God’s judgment?
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 27:45-46.
Episode 417 Matthew 27:45-46; Music:
Sweeter Vermouth by Kevin MacLeod