What’s Great About Cult Leaders

What’s Great About Cult Leaders

Sometimes I wish I were a cult member. It would be so much easier to hear from God. All I’d have to do is ask the cult leader what God was telling me to do and then obey the voice of God as heard by the guru.

The freedom to hear from God without a priest or shaman is a heavy burden. The Israelites eschewed the invite for an audience with God, opting instead to send Moses: Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die. (Exodus 20:19)

One of the battle cries of the Reformation was The Priesthood of Every Believer. The reformers were convinced, based on 1 Peter 2:9, that every Christian had direct access to God – no intermediary needed.  “Yippee! Everyone can hear from God!” they trumpeted.

Sometimes I wish they wouldn’t have shouted that one from the rooftops so vehemently. It would be so much easier to send someone to speak to God for me and then give me the answers to my questions. It removes some of my responsibility.

But, that ain’t the way this whole deal-eo works. God wants a relationship with his children. A direct relationship. That means I have to take the time to get quiet and listen. Dang it! Guess that means I need to turn off the TV.