Monday, 6 August 2018
Jesus said that the world did not know God.
This is because the authorities of this world, which includes the Churches, seek to establish control of the masses.
Therefore they preach judgement and heaven and hell.
This is motivated by their fear of losing their positions of power and privilege.
So the shepherds are corrupt.
Jesus taught us that God is like a loving Father.
He called Him Abba - Papa.
He said, "'The Father judges no one.'" John 5:22 (NRSV)
And, "'You judge by human standards, I judge no one.'" John 8:15 (NRSV)
What is this God like who judges no one and loves us like a Father?
He is wholly good.
He is beautiful and sublime.
He is Holy - He transcends sin and evil.
There is no darkness in Him.
He is a rock.
He is quick to forgive.
His mercy is infinite.
And His Love is everlasting.
[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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