God Misrepresented

How terribly, then, have the theologians misrepresented God! … Nearly all of them represent Him as a great King on a grand throne, thinking how grand He is, and making it the business of His Being and the end of His universe to keep up His glory, wielding the bolts of a Jupiter against them that take His name in vain. They would not allow this, but follow out what they say, and it comes much to this.

Brothers, have you found our king? There He is, kissing little children and saying they are like God … The simplest peasant who loves his children and his sheep were – no, not a truer, for the other is false, but – a true type of our God beside that monstrosity of a monarch.

Gordon MacDonald (1824-1905)
The Child in the Midst

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