Monday, 18 December 2017
Jesus said that the world did not know God.
The world knows the false construction of God as judge and punisher of humankind which has more to do with earthly authority than heavenly authority.
Moses said of God, "The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness." Exodus 34:6 (NRSV)
This is echoed by David in the Psalms and the prophet Jonah.
Jesus called God Abba - Papa.
He gave us the image of God as a loving Father.
He said, "'The Father judges no one.'" John 5:22a (NRSV)
God is faithful and reliable.
God is transcendent.
God is Love.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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