Whose Side is God On, Anyway?
“God is on our side.” I hear a lot of people saying this lately. Yes, there is the verse in Romans 8 that says, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” And I believe that in the sense that Christ died for our sins--yes, God is now on our side.
But that doesn’t mean we can hitch him to our individual wagons of likes and dislikes—politics, economic systems, cultures, or even our favorite sports teams.
A sobering reminder of this can be found on old Nazi SS uniforms (Hitler’s elite soldiery). Their brass buttons said (in German, of course) “God is on our side.”
Fortunately for our current civilization, He wasn’t.
My conclusion is that no matter what we claim about whose side God is on, He reserves the right to say, “I’ll be the judge of that.”
God gets the last word.