rob bell asks,
is God like an oldsmobile?
for awhile, oldsmobiles were not only reliable vehicles, but the coveted method of transportation; full of technological advances that fit their time.
but they don’t make oldsmobiles anymore.
oldsmobile factories got shut down. the assembly lines were dismantled. its models and makes were discontinued. the car simply couldn’t keep up with the times.
other cars are made, to be sure; cars with newer frames and bodies, better gas mileage and increasingly cutting edge technologies that make those cars a better fit for this time.
but what about God?
many today see the only God they’ve heard of portrayed as mean, primitive, illogical, tribal, backward and even barbaric – at odds with the findings and frontiers of science.
at the exact same time, many intuitively feel an awakening in their souls – a connection – to something other, bigger and beyond themselves. a revelation of sorts toward acknowledging the divine as open and inviting each of us to a better future.
could that be God?
or have we already got God figured out?
is God like an oldsmobile – a classic – a relic – our understanding and knowledge of which cannot grow and evolve and mature with time, but is rather stuck… set in stone and unable to be updated to better reflect the culture and time in which we live?
is it possible to speak of God as with, for and ahead of each one of us, pulling us forward to a better future?
what do you think?
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