“Jesus: ‘You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy’; but I say to you, love your enemies.’ For the 1st century Jews, the effect was the same as if a preacher stood up today and said, ‘The Bible says……but I say to you…..’”
– Brian Zahnd
Deconstructing our faith is letting go of any part of whatever you believe that does NOT tell you that you are absolutely, unconditionally acceptance, included, loved and beloved. It can be scary and feel overwhelming. But it is one of the most beautiful things you will ever do. What remains is real and pure and celebrates who you are, without condition.
– Susan Cottrell
When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try and control those around you, and how those around you perceive you
– Sacha DeSouza
If you love, and love well, I don’t really care what you call yourself. You embody my faith, which, so said Paul, counts only when expressing itself through love.
I know a great many people who, in silence and anonymity, better flesh out the faith many claim to have than most (including myself) who insist on labeling what they have.
– Jeff Turner
Religion: You have to understand an ancient Jewish text correctly to have knowledge of God.
Spirit: No, you don’t. Realize it was the story and descriptions of their experiences, centuries ago and create your stories with your own descriptions of your own experiences today.
– Ken Etter
Troll comment [talking about brother Christians who don’t believe the same as she does]: “And they will also be going to hell for their sins against God/Jesus”
Me: “Nah, God says ‘I will remember their sins no more’. It’s right there in your Rulebook, with no conditions attached”
Everyone fails at being who they’re supposed to be. The important thing is to succeed in being who you really are.
Grace does not close your eyes to sin. Grace opens your eyes to your identity as righteous, and behaviour always follows identity.
– Don Keathley
“Love Me or burn”. Put like that, it’s easy to see that God just isn’t like that.
[commenting on incorrect apostrophe use in a ‘credible’ video] It seems like people put in extra work to look less intelligent
Grace teaches that the Father gives gifts, not merit badges.
– Don Keathley
[To a judgmental person on a forum] Is it your entire calling in life to judge others, or is it just something that you do in your spare time?
I’ve decided to stay up on New Year’s Eve this year. Not to see the New Year in, but to make sure this one leaves…
To believe God cannot look at sin is anti-biblical.
Habakkuk states otherwise.
Jesus being with sinners states otherwise.
Jesus becoming human states otherwise.
Jesus becoming sin for us states otherwise.
Be careful what you believe and have been taught.
“Christianity is like a swimming-pool. All the noise comes from the shallow end.”
– Quote from a US theologian.
Do you know why old men study the scriptures? it is because they are cramming for final exams.
– Richard Carlin
[In response to a really wise statement] “I am tattooing this to my soul.”