Tag: Wrath

Judge not lest you be judged

Jesus reveals the Father.  Jesus shows us the nature and character of God.  Jesus is God and is the way to God.  Jesus is the truth about God.  Jesus is the life of God expressed in the perfect human form.  Jesus is the Love of God expressed in perfect harmony with the triune nature of…

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Upside down thinking

Jesus came to deal with and save us from our fallen nature.  Contrary to popular opinion that wasn’t an effort to make us feel more guilty about a bunch of behavioral and moral issues in our lives.  His purpose wasn’t to “bring to our attention” a more in-depth and higher fidelity understanding of the sin…

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Re-Framing

“Christianity is not a religion; it is the announcement of the end of religion. Religion consists of all the things (believing, behaving, worshiping, sacrificing) the human race has ever thought it had to do to get right with God.” (Robert Capon) In these last few posts I’ve tried to contrast a before and after kind…

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Godly justice revisited

God made us to be in His family. That was His plan. When we fell, God declared “justice must be served.” No way, no how would God allow His plan of our union be thwarted by a deception or our stupidity and selfishness. “Absolutely not!” was His declaration the moment we turned and hid from…

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Mess Makers – Unbelief

What has always been at the root of the demise of mankind is our fallen image of God. The knowledge of good and evil made us so self-aware and self-centered that we couldn’t look past our shame to embrace the beauty and love of God. Our obsession with self had created a void of identity. Our…

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Undeniable Incarnate Inclusion

Before the incarnation we had no internal intimate union with the divine triune Perfection. Now we can know God like Jesus and experience God like Jesus and be loved by God like Jesus and be an anointed son like Jesus. This is what Jeremiah was talking about. Heb 10:15 And the Holy Spirit also bears witness…

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Witnessing the “wrath of God?”

Have you witnessed the “wrath of God?”  I think I have.  The wrath of God is what happens when human violence meets God’s forgiveness. It is when human anger meets eternal life. It is when human vengeance meets God’s goodness. It is when human justice meets God’s redemption. It is when Faith in WHAT we know meets Faith in WHO we know.…

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Not a bully

God isn’t a bully. When you see a statement like that you would agree, right?  Of course God isn’t a bully.  Bullies are not nice.  They take your lunch money.  They use fear to get stuff from you.  They torment you until you cry.  They make your life a miserable existence of hiding and running…

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Children of wrath

Paul says we should be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Rom 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may…

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