And that is not love either

If God is the answer and being saved is my way to God – then why all the fear?

“Forget all the intellectual googling, the academia of bible study, the God qualifications with all the practiced and sophisticated “scripturally correct” bullshit …

Good or harm … Save or destroy … “

Less and less do I see all the complication of God that I was taught and still see taught each week.  More and more I see a simplicity I was never taught.  A God who is not complicated.  A God who is undemanding.  A God not of sacrifice and burden.  A God who does not ask that I invest so that I can be paid back for my investment (for all eternity).  But a God who shows me that “Love is the answer – now what’s your question?”

And more and more I think we prefer fear.  And I wonder is …

“THAT is why we fear relationship with a stranger … FEAR relationship with one who thinks differently … lives differently … is different …

And I wonder if we might all think about teaching a different God to the “complicated God”.

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Thanks for reading –

 

Paul

Just me being curious

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I am told that “love is not enough”. That we need rules to deter the bad ones of their  badness before they act upon it.  And there is always a “them” in that – never “me” or “us” – always “them”.

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Them with guns … with a grudge … who want to be first … who don’t believe in queues … who consider kindness a weakness … who think strength is intimidating others … who don’t consider others me their equal.  We need rules and consequences for badness enough to deter them … make “them” fear …

Which makes all of us “fear”.   And constant fear never brings out the best in anyone.

It certainly doesn’t in me.

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“On another sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered.  The scribes and the Pharisees watched him to see…

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