Reflections Along the Jesus Way

November 30, 2023 – Quote for the Day:

“It is my contention – and you may choose to disagree – that legalistic religion has fabricated and invented eternal conscious torment as the way God will punish those who don’t measure up.  But in the next breath, after condemning people to eternal conscious torment, Christ-less religion will assure them, ‘But don’t forget, God loves you.’  Think about it:  Why is it so important for religion to believe that God loves its followers but wants those who are not members of their church to suffer?

Why are so many churches within Christendom willing to extend one hand to receive God’s grace, while with the other hand they are busy trying to dislodge the love, mercy and grace from God’s hand when he offers it to others?  To borrow a metaphor from American and Canadian football, it seems many within Christendom today don’t mind catching the pass of grace that God throws.  But when it comes to someone else receiving God’s pass of grace, they will do all they can to knock that ball out of the other person’s hands or energetically tackle them, hoping they will fumble.” 

Originally published in:

Spiritual Soup for the Hungry Soul, Volume 3


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