The idea of a living, personal God gives men and women the jitters. They sense deep within that they are accountable to Him, but they don’t know just what to do about it.
C. S. Lewis put it like this: “The Pantheist’s God does nothing, demands nothing. He is there if you wish for Him, like a book on a shelf. He will not pursue you. There is no danger that at any time heaven and earth should feel awe at His glance. But Christ the Creator King is there. And His intervening presence is terribly startling to discover.” Lewis goes on to compare the shock of discovering that there is a living, personal God in the universe to sitting alone in the dark and sensing someone breathing beside you. “It is always shocking,” he says, “to meet life where we thought we were alone.”