Cross that line and suffer the consequences


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So if I am fear-free and outflowing of love … then what about sin?  It’s your trademark – your USP!  The bible is stuffed full of it … churches are full of sinners asking forgiveness … repentance is a hot button … “Grace Freely Given” … “Blood Shed For you!” … all of that stuff is your patent and my obligation!

It’s all got a bit out of hand hasn’t it?

Pardon me … “got out of hand …” … ?

Come on , Paul … sense of humour failure here … lighten up a little!

So are you saying there is or there isn’t sin?

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I am saying “wordplay” wasn’t intended to become “law-play”.  And I suppose gatekeepers aren’t appointed for their sense of fun, are they?  But I ask you … all this fear … really …?  Is that all I am good for … I either toast you or roast you … ?  Is that what you all want to believe?  Is that the best these “qualified in God” brains can come up with … ?  Do you really think that is me … ?

So why are we where we are?

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Fear, Paul.  

Fear that I will fry you like a bug.

Fear that you might just say, “F**k this!” … and go your own way.

Imagine that happening in every church on a Sunday:  “And now we kneel to pray and ask forgiveness for our sins … “ And a resounding, “F**k this!” … as the whole congregation exits left.  

Church needs fear … needs sin … equals control … because without sin what is there to fear … and without sin … what is there to forgive … ?

So I don’t really care what you believe …  God the Father … Hare Krishna … Allah … Buddha … Atheist …. Naturist … Scientist … Masochist … Hedonist …  

Remove fear and sin goes.  Remove sin and fear goes.  Remove both and “The Great Commission” (sic) might just be a goer.  Because when you have no fear that others will take what is yours – you do not fear others.  And when you have no fear over what you have AND haven’t got – you have no need to fear others or yourself.   And if you have  no fear AND no sin …. would you really fight over me?  And might you then – finally – treat each other as sacred … because there would be no need NOT to treat each other as sacred … ?

You really aren’t kidding!

No I really am not kidding.

All this “heaven” you all drool over … what is that other than fear-free and loved-up for ever?  And hell … a guy in red with horns running a fear-filled and love-empty place for ever.

Love is powerful once you take fear away!

No sin and no need for “saving” … ?  You and everyone else are the same.  No fear of each other’s motives … ?  Ditto.  Remove fear of sin … ?  Just what do “Christian” and “Muslim” and “Faith” and “non-faith-really” countries bring to a fight?  Remove fear of others’ motives and imagine love without condition in its place … and why would you want to fight over anything?

Ask yourself this, Paul … as this “God of unconditional love” you have painted me … what do I gain from all this fear and sin other than this … 

You keep telling ME that I choose between YOU.  That’s what’s “in it” for me.

And choosing which of you to love and which to not love is – by definition – “conditional love” … and THAT is just not me at all. 

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"Reminds me of Trisha Yearwood's song...I don't paint myself into corners anymore! Me either baby! Me either!" class="_mi _25 _3w _2h" src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/8f/37/3b/8f373b250644567aed69313fe8bb0473.jpg

Original Image ” Astudy in Red’ by Daniel Nelson-Graphic designer & founder of From up North. Adapted by Andrew December 2018

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to be continued …
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2 thoughts on “Cross that line and suffer the consequences

  1. Reblogged this on Church Set Free and commented:

    “Ask yourself this, Paul … as this “God of unconditional love” you have painted me … what do I gain from all this fear and sin other than this …”

    I keep getting questions that have the answers I was taught – except those answers are making less and sense as we chat.

    “All this “heaven” you all drool over … what is that other than fear-free and loved-up for ever? And hell … a guy in red with horns running a fear-filled and love-empty place for ever.”

    And the more we talk, the more sense his answers make.

    Not joined the conversation yet?

    The posts are linked so you can move forwards or backwards as you wish.

    Thank you –

    Paul

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