I have been in many conversations wherein my opinion in respect to certain matters was solicited. There are times when it seemed practical to make my point of view clear. For instance, if I were to go to a restaurant and order a steak I would much prefer a well-done porterhouse. But the enjoyment of that tender piece of meat impacts no one else except if they cannot stand the smell of a well prepared piece of meat. On the other hand there are things in which my opinion bears no weight and the significance of my view is nullified.
Let’s get right down to it; if I am driving down the street and choose to run a stop sign while a police officer is looking on there is little doubt that I will be called into question for my behavior. My opinion will mean nothing if I tell the officer that there was no opposing traffic so that my opinion allowed me to run the sign without danger. Certainly the officer will let me know in a very professional manner that my opinion doesn’t matter and that the law provides no room for my opinion. There will be a consequence for me taking matters into my own hands.
Such is the case with the Word of God. My opinion doesn’t matter in respect to what the Word of God has to say on any level. One such matter is the very existence of God. At no point in Scripture is there any attempt to prove that God is. It simply assumes the truth of God without explanation. Genesis 1:1 simply states that “In the beginning God” and with that the narrative begins. If the text is so adamant about the unapologetic presentation of the truth that is then my opinion has no room for the facts as they are. The fact of the matter is that God is and because God is my opinion concerning Him has neither weight nor bearing. The fact of God simply is.
Not only does the fact of God’s existence not need my opinion neither does his standards. God has taken time to reveal Himself and to present standards of righteousness and holiness. If God calls anything contrary to His Word sin then it is certain that my opinion does not matter. God has a standard and that standard is holiness (Leviticus 20:7, 26; 1 Peter 1:16). The matter of holiness requires being set apart from the world and its ideals (Romans 12:1-2). As such my opinion doesn’t matter. Holiness is the standard set down by God and holiness should be the way of life for the Christian. No, my opinion doesn’t matter.