It struck me powerfully as I replied to a comment on a recent post featuring an infographic about the age of the Earth, that there is indeed a resemblance that appears between a deity and his or her worshipers, as one might and indeed should expect.
In the case of young-earth creationists, the resemblance is deception and dishonesty.
Think about it. Young-earth creationists claim to worship and serve a God who placed evidence in creation all of which agrees in pointing to a very ancient universe and a still really old planet Earth, and who rewards those who are willing to disbelieve the evidence the Creator placed in creation because they believe that, in a separately-published series of literary works, he revealed to them that he was kidding.
Is it any surprise, then, that the young-earth creationists who claim to serve such a God are themselves guilty of deceit, dishonesty, misrepresentation, and everything else that falls under the broad category of lies?
By contrast, Jesus is recorded as having said “Be perfect…as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48).
Choose ye this day whom you will serve. The God of young-earth creationists is clearly not the God of Jesus Christ.