Archive for October, 2017

Religious Left As Dangerous As Religious Right!

October 9, 2017

(Religious LEFT message):  If you don’t hear this message at church this morning, hear it from me–Jesus didn’t die to save you from an angry God, but to save you from believing He is. For God is not a divine drunk storming out of a bar with retaliation in His heart towards an unfaithful humanity.

Instead, the wrath of God is His furious love reaching out, longing to possess that which She desires–your full awakening to Grace.

In fact, hell is the experience of the religious in a heaven where all are equally loved, accepted, approved, and adored without conditions. For nothing tortures and frustrates the heart of the self-righteous like the giving of wholeness and approval to all by a God who is pure Love and unlimited Grace.

So, hear it loud and hear it clear, there is no punishment, condemnation, or vengeance from God towards you or anyone else–period, full stop. His heart has nothing but affection and affirmation for you. Go ahead, try as you will, God’s love and goodness can never be over exaggerated or overestimated. To believe is to rest in the goodness of God without fear.

For the only two places in Scripture where Jesus was specifically recorded as being angry were at people withholding Grace, not at people trusting, believing, and proclaiming it too much–if that could ever be a thing.

Relax, breath, be free, and live. You are loved beyond measure.

My reply:  Got to disagree: Many people, probably even many Christians, think God’s love is unconditional. And insofar as God extends his love to all people without distinction, it is true. But many have bought into the sentimental notion of unconditional love evidenced in the old popular song, “Though it makes him sad to see the way we live, he’ll always say, ‘I forgive.’ ” This is fuzzy romanticism and cheap grace, not the good news of Jesus Christ.

For all who question God on His Unconditional Love!

If God is all-powerful and all-loving, it would seem inconsistent with His nature to allow anyone to be lost. Here again we rationalize because we do not understand the nature of God. God cannot go against His own laws and against His own nature. God is holy. He cannot tolerate sin in His presence. He created us free to choose how we would live. He invites us to come His way, but leaves us free to pursue our own ends with tragic, natural consequences. We glibly say, “Surely a loving God would not allow a person He loves to be lost. He just wouldn’t allow it.” Far from allowing it, God has done everything He can to prevent it! Talk about love! “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes shall not perish but have eternal life”. (Condition). This is good news. Because of what God in love has done for us, we need not be lost.