Tuesday, 28 February 2017
If we accept that it is the powers and authorities of this world which insist on the carrot and stick religion of rewards and punishments then what is it that causes them to ignore God's messengers and institute this punitive approach?
I believe that the reason is fear.
A lack of faith in God's benevolence and love results in a life ruled by fear.
"Forgiving people and restoring them to society just won't work."
"People are bad and unless you punish them they'll get worse."
This is fear talking.
So we have punishment disguised as justice.
But God does not punish anyone.
He loves us and restores us to life.
And His Love takes away our fear.
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