The Love Gospel

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You see my friends this is the word that best explains the true nature of the Gospel of God and of His Christ which is Love agape style!  The church has been running from the teaching and implications of this self giving love for far to long, and there is a movement afoot to reclaim the Gospel for Love!  Actually there have been people proclaiming this message since the beginning but they where always marginalized or worse, in fact the original messenger of this God message was crucified.  The last stronghold of the enemy is the same as it has always been fear, fear of Hell that is and judgment for not obeying the Gospel of Man in all it’s forms. 

Jesus said:  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,  so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.”   Remember these are not just the words of Jesus but also the mind and very heart of God a heart of unconditional Love.  I hope you see the implications of The Love Gospel here my friends for as the prophet said “Salvation is of the Lord.”

Jesus also said: As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”  Is it any wonder while many Christians are not really full of joy and peace of mind?   Believing as many do that God’s Love is so puny as to only rescue a few of his children the rest sadly to be tortured forever, with no recourse by the God of the universe helpless in the face of a Man made Gospel of religious works.

The Good News though is being reborn in the hearts of many who are beginning to speak up and reject with boldness the lie that has been told for so very long to so very many!  You see it is the Gospel that includes all although all do not know it, the enemy and well as the stranger in the land, it is beautiful because it is all big God Love of the Agape kind.  It’s a Radical Grace which rejects the notions  and theologies of men who would without hesitation by those same theologies, do condemn the whole world to save their own souls and the souls of their friends and family.

Jesus said this:  “For God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  Now the perishing is here and now in this world for those who don’t understand that God’s loves the whole world, do you know that, do you believe that unconditionally, for the children of God surely do! 

Don’t you see any Gospel that is conditional, changing and self-seeking is a false Gospel as Paul so keenly warned us about in many of his letters. 

This false Gospel is conditional because it puts man’s ideas of God’s holiness and justice above the truth taught by Jesus, Paul & John. 

It is changing because as some believe you can gain it and loss it at your own choice, with God a mere bystander to the will of man.

It is self-seeking because in many places it has become all about going to heaven in order not to go to hell, what could be more self-seeking than that message?

The Apostle Paul teaches us that God’s love is self emptying in the Philippians 2, and it has always been this way before creation as well as in the eons to come, when all shall confess and finally know as they are known by God in Love. 

The beauty of this simple blog post is some will read this and for the first time get a taste of The Love Gospel, and shall repent for the Kingdom of God has come to them today.

ANZAHOLYMAN
a recovering Hell Fire and Brimstone preacher

A Hobson’s Choice Salvation

A Hobson’s Choice (Salvation)

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 When I first heard the Gospel it was presented to me as a Hobson’s choice, now by Hobson’s choice I mean Take it or Leave it salvation.  For those of you unfamiliar with the term it refers to a free choice which in reality only one option is offered. Thomas Hobson who this method is named after owned a stable and in order to rotate his horses, he would tell people they could have the horse in the stall nearest the door or no horse at all.  As you can see this kind of choice has to be set up before hand so you can control the subject when they enter your domain, or in this case Hobson’s Stables.  I think you can see here that there really isn’t a free choice at all, just a very cleaver manipulation of the event.

This is exactly what evangelism or how to get people saved looks like, a Hobson’s choice.  First you have to set the stage before the false choice can be offered, so in the case of Salvation a dire situation is created through a manipulation of the scriptures.  You have been subject to it or maybe like in my case you were the master manipulator.  I would usually begin by asking if the person believed the Bible was The Word of God?  Then I would proceed to craft a story starting in Genesis 3 and then moving on to the Book of Romans.  The intention of this story was to bring a person to a place dangling between Heaven and Hell, Guilt and Forgiveness with only Jesus to save them.  Then the rest was easy which shall you choice Jesus and Heaven or the Devil and Hell?  You see I set them up and they didn’t even see it coming, there were so many assumptions in my story but then it never was about freedom but manipulation, it’s a numbers game as well as a money and power game.  There is no way to say Salvation is a free gift and then proceed to offer a Hobson’s choice, this is in fact a lie and a false gospel.

So what must those of us do who seek to follow a loving God much like the parable of the woman who sweeps her whole house to find that one lost coin?  It is God after all who started this whole process of restoration in Christ, just as God started the whole creation in through and by this same Christ.  We must stop playing cheep tricks to try to frighten people into a relationship with a false God using the false salvation of a Hobson’s choice. 

So we must learn how to tell the truth about the Father Jesus taught about and the true nature of the God who dwells in the unity of love.  We also need to call it as we see it, the gospel as it has been offered theologically for the last two centuries has more in common with how Jews were forced to convert in the dark ages.  “Would like to convert to the most Holy church, God and His Son Jesus Christ or should we run you through with the sword right now”? 

ANZAHOLYMAN