“Many people say, ‘Well, I have always loved God,’ but the reality is, no one has. We may have loved a god that we made up in our minds, but the God of the Bible, we hate.
In our evil we rebel against God. We take the law of God, written in his Word and on our hearts, and we disobey it. This is the picture of the very first sin in Genesis 3. Even if God has said not to eat from the tree of knowledge, we are going to do it anyway.
We spurn our Creator’s authority over us. God beckons storm clouds, and they come. He tells the wind to blow and the rain to fall, and they obey immediately. He speaks to the mountains, ‘You go there,’ and he says to the seas, ‘You stop here,’ and they do it. Everything in creation responds in obedience to the Creator….until we get to you and me. We have the audacity to look God in the face and say, ‘No.’”
(Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, 30-31)