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.
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.