Disclaimer: About This Blog

THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Fire Insurance Sales Agents

Is Christianity like buying and selling fire insurance?

Is it about believing certain truths about Jesus to insure we spend our eternity in Heaven instead of Hell? Then making sure other people believe the same things so they also can be guaranteed to spend eternity in Heaven and be spared Hell.

Do we do good deeds so others will believe like we do? Do we strive to live good lives to be a good witness, with the hopes that others will believe like we do?

Is the main task getting this fire insurance policy into everyone hands? I don't think so, otherwise the greatest commandment would have been.

NOT Matt 22:37-39
'Love your beliefs with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Teach your neighbor your beliefs'.
Is there more to Jesus Message? Is it just about eternity? Or is it about living now?

Loving Jesus...

Loving others...

Enjoying God and His creation...

Becoming people of love, joy, justice, peace, mercy...

Starting now, and into eternity.

Luke 6:27-38 (NIV)
"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you."If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' lend to 'sinners,' expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

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