The Human Temptation to Kill God
God’s oneness is identified with our hope. Why? In what way? Because God’s oneness is hope because this guarantees us that, in the end, there are no different powers; in the end there is no dualism between different and clashing powers; in the end there is no dragon’s head left which could be raised against God, the filth of evil and sin is no more.
In the end all that is left is light! God is the one and only God: there is no other power against him! We know that today, with the ever increasing evils we experience in the world, many doubt in God’s Almightiness; indeed, various theologians—even good ones—say that God cannot be Almighty because what we see in the world is incompatible with almightiness. And in this way they wish to create a new apology, to excuse God and to ‘exculpate” God from these evils.
However this is not the right way, because if God is not Almighty, if other powers exist and endure he is not truly God and is not truly hope, because in the end there would be polytheism, in the end there would be fighting, the power of evil. God is Almighty, the one God. Of course, in history a limit has been set on his omnipotence, recognizing our freedom. However, in the end everything returns and no other power is left; this is the hope: that the light wins, that love wins! In the end the power of evil does not endure, only God endures! And thus we journey on in hope, walking towards the oneness of the one God, revealed to us by the Holy Spirit in the One Lord, Christ.