Q. I recently read an article, which was called “Is God for us or for Himself?” The author concluded that God mainly and ultimately is for Himself. He holds His own glory in the highest regard and evangelical Christians deceive themselves with the notion that they are the apple of His eye so to speak. Everything that God did and all that Jesus went through was solely for His own glory that is the dearest to Him. We delude ourselves to think otherwise.
A. I disagree. Think about it. We don’t have anything God needs, and yet He gave His own life so we could be saved from death and be with Him. Sure, we all love Him for it but does that make Him a self centered God? I don’t think so. John 3:16 doesn’t say God so loved Himself that He gave His only Son. It says God so loved the world.