We can't pick and choose which parts of God we like...
It’s popular on cooking shows for chefs to serve “deconstructed” dishes highlighting the separate ingredients of a recipe.
It’s also popular in some sectors of Christianity to serve a “deconstructed” God. However, instead of highlighting each separate aspect of God’s character, they leave some aspects off the plate altogether.
Just as strawberry shortcake without the strawberries can’t legitimately be called strawberry shortcake, a god built on half-truths cannot legitimately be called God.
We can't serve people God's grace without His truth, His love without His commands, His forgiveness without His justice, or His salvation without His wrath (John 1:14-17).
Half truths about God make people feel warm and fuzzy. But half-truths won't save their souls or bring genuine change to their hearts.
The True God isn't popular because He forces us to face our sins (John 3:19-20; Acts 3:19).
But He is our God and we are proud of Who He is. God doesn't need to deconstruct Himself to please people (Hebrews 13:8), so let's present Him as He is.
You might also enjoy reading "Have Christians Forgotten How Much God Hates Sin?" and "A Healthy Fear of God" and "Reviews of "The Shack's" Deconstructed God" and "Why Hoping All Men Will Be Saved is Unbelief."
Why not check out today's Bite Size Bible Study and look at what the Bible says about God's truth and wrath.