If, however, I am a very "good" man, I am actually in a far more precarious position. The "good" cast their nets much further than the bad. The good have a penchant for legislating not just for themselves and their own wants, as docs the selfish man, but for legislating for the entire world. Their demands may be not only severe, but also universal. Its important to note that fallen man told God, "1 can run the world better than you." It is as if God says, "Then do so, and in the end we will test the results." Everyone knows the real results of "good" people who legislate for everyone elseit is tyranny. It is either petty tyranny in a family or work situation, or massive tyranny on the part of the great national and world tyrants. The blueprint for goodness that exists in the head, for some reason is never easily or without resentment accepted by those around. It is usually not even agreed upon by those around. More often than not, the judgments on others by the good are far more severe than the judgments of merely egotistical people. 'The irony is that all too easily, "goodness" becomes an elevated egotism that docs not seek the satisfaction merely of the lower appetites and whims, but of pride. The ego demands to be the biggest and perhaps the only ego, and insists that it alone knows the formula for goodness. The real inner judgment towards those who will not submit is, "to hell with you for not doing as I say." But do you do as you say? If wrath and fury is the sentence carried out on anyone who would lie to cover ineptitude, for example, then so be it onto you when you lie for the same reason. By an odd psychological quirk, we are usually the angriest with our own faults seen in others. This reaches its peak of irony when the proud hate the proud for their pride.
There is a further step to this quandary, even beyond being judged by our own standards, Cod has said that he will even permit us to judge him. As a race, we have declared him "out of court." We have determined that he is unjust. As we judge God, we loo shall be judged, for we have declared that we are gods. "On that day when, according to my Gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus" (Rom 2:16). Jesus, who is the very word of God, was handed over to men to be judged. How will the world judge God when given the opportunity? Our judgment of him was self-damning. Here, the reality of the divine law connects with the reality/unreality of mans self-created law. On what basis of self-made law was Jesus crucified? Jesus was condemned because he claimed to be God, and because he claimed lo be the true source of the judgment oi good and evil.
This was called blasphemy, and for this he was put to death. If this same standard is brought against his accusers, what is the result? It can only be death, for each judge tacitly made exactly the same claim. If you claim that God deserves to die because he claims to be God, then you too deserve to die because you make the same claim.
The result is that every god will damn himself and every mouth will be stopped, and all secrets will be judged by Christ Jesus.