Principle of Absurdity

One of the tests of sound theology is the principle of absurdity. If you keep arriving at absurdity in your interpretation of God’s word you’re on the wrong path.

God cannot be absurd. Jesus demonstrated this several times in scriptures. Take the woman sentenced to death for adultery. It was just so absurd. Where was the man? Did she commit adultery with herself? But a religious mind braying for blood can’t see the rank hypocrisy.

You also see the principle in the teaching about logs in the eyes. It seems obviously absurd that a man blinded by heavy boulders in his eyes somehow saw a speck in someone else’s eyes. The speck is his imagination. We tend to condemn others for the sins we’re struggling with. We reflect our challenges and fears in our vituperations.

We also see the principle being taught as per the Sabbath. The Pharisees would not allow their sheep to stay in a ditch on a Sabbath, but were ready to crucify the sick for seeking healing on a Saturday. They couldn’t see the absurdity in valuing a sheep’s life over that of a human. The Pharisees were an exasperating lot.

Look at this statement by Jesus: “Great sorrow awaits you religious scholars and Pharisees—frauds and pretenders! For you are obsessed with peripheral issues…yet you ignore the most important duty of all: to walk in the love of God, to display mercy to others, and to live with integrity.

Readjust your values and place first things first.” Matthew 23:23 TPT. Are we 21st century versions of absurdists from the 1st century? Why do we focus so much on condemnation, wishing people hell? Whatever happened to love and compassion? Where’s mercy?

Source: Leke Alder

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