Monday, 14 August 2017
It's Not God's Fault.
One of the main reasons why God gets the blame for everything is because the Church does not reflect His true nature.
God is merciful, forgiving, compassionate, and loving.
But the Church has traditionally been judgemental, negative, demanding, even hateful.
God's Love takes away our fear.
The Church is ruled by fear.
We should look at the hierarchy of the Church as the Pharisees and Sadducees of our day - those who Jesus criticized.
So don't blame God for the defects of the Church.
Whether it be lust for power or a desire to rule the Church has had poor motivation.
Whether it be too rigid orthodoxy or spiritual immaturity the Church has not been ready.
It is time to revise the negative theology which has been used to justify the Machiavellian mass control techniques of the Church.
And return to the Gospel of Love.
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