Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Jesus Loves You

Pause for thought.

I don't have as much trouble conceptualizing some of the things in the video as our friend Greybloke here , but I do wonder about folks who feel it is necessary to categorize people into the "saved" or "not saved" category. It is my belief that God is a loving God and will make himself known to us through love. It is hard for me to base my faith on fear and condemnation. Grace and compassion are the qualities that have been my experience of God. Maybe I have it all wrong. But, if I do, I think I would chose my ignorance over the thought of a God of wrath and bitterness.


Katy said...

I didn't watch the whole video yet Erin, but I agree. The God I believe in is full of love and compassion that knows no bounds.

lindam said...

Erin, this is what the bible says: "for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land."(Deuteronomy 6:15
This statement from the Bible means that God will punish those who disobey his commandments. And as long as we are showing love to one another, I think we are all on the right track. Afterall, God is love, and when we love, we honor him. Then again, everyone doesn't have the same "God"....I believe in Jesus Christ the son of man, who died for our sins on the cross. Everyone has their interpretation of what and who God is. And that's okay! I say just keep loving,giving,sharing,caring, hoping,hugging and all of that good stuff...nothing wrong with that!!!!