The Biggest lie the Church told
was that not believing in it’s version
of the Jesus story was
“The Big Sin”
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For God so loved the world that He gave His on begotten Son:
This is not a Statement that is the first stanza of a divine Salvation formula,
It is also a statement dealing with the world at the time it is communicated.
Therefore it’s primary import is to those hearing it then and their response not to this statement,
but rather what this statement represents i.e. the Messianic Promise.
In like Manner the primary understanding of the Word “World” should be The Roman World,
now don’t worry gentiles you are included in the Roman World just not the Top Messianic focus.
That whosoever believes in him:
Primarily pointed to those who respond to this messianic offer in that time and space context.
To project this as an absolute requirement beyond that Time and Space context
is an abuse of the Incarnational narrative and urgency of the moment.
Also believes in Him must be seen as a unified work of the Father and the Son and not separate.
Shall not perish:
There is no need at this point to project any Jewish Messianic promises beyond the earthly ones,
promised to the Nation Israel by her prophets.
Israel’s promises from God have always been conditional upon earthly performance and faithfulness.
There is no reason to conclude at this point that all of a sudden Jesus is introducing a new concept,
that concept being a punishment of unlimited duration in a place called Hell.
He is however staying true to the conditional nature of God’s covenant with the Nation Israel,
and punishment for disobedience being and earthly matter as well.
but have everlasting life or (age lasting life)
At this point and in order to stay consistent we do not need to make the protestant stretch,
and make this phrase about eternal life in a place called Heaven.
To remain relevant to the Jewish Messianic prophetic context of this entire phrase,
we need only see the promise of the life of God fully implemented into the life of His people.
Further that as the prophets promised this life of God following through his people would,
change the whole world starting with Israel and without end.
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