This article on Casual Christianity in The Washington Post is interesting. I relate to the “joyful minority” thought near the end.
Archive for May, 2015
Tags: care, different, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, joy, love, peace, unique
Tags: forgiveness, God, God is Jesus, hate, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Jesus is God, joy, love, patience, peace, retribution, vengeance
I don’t think I’ve ever heard that before. Oh sure I’ve heard “Jesus is God” my whole life but never “God is Jesus” and lately I’ve been wondering why. My conclusion is that “Jesus is God” leaves us a whole lot more room to make god in our image. We can fall back on thousands of years of misconceptions, hold to misunderstood traditions and discount the very teachings of Christ by thinking Him to be just some portion of God that we can’t really understand.
Jesus said, “When you’ve seen Me, you’ve seen the Father.” And I think he meant it quite literally. One of (if not the) primary reasons for God becoming one of us was to show us who He truly is and to put to rest our wrong notions of Him. It’s very sad how soon we went back to them and created a good God/bad God rationalization. If you want to know God you need look no further than Jesus. He is the One and only God in totality.