For God So Loved The World....

United States
April 2, 2009 2:37pm CST
How has it come to be that the message of the cross is so scorned? The above scripture continues by saying.... that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes on him shall have life and will not perish... Now that is a free gift from a God that many will say is unjust or unloving. Whether you believe in him or not how is it that he is unjust when he gave the most precious thing in the world to him to save the people he created from the mess they created? I know there are those who do not believe and I am not asking that you do, I simply want to know why this act of love does not count for something? In other words putting aside belief would you say that this was a loving act in and of itself? Look at it like a story if you want too, in fact that is a good idea, so we dont end up in theological debates or the common response of I believe something else. Just look at this one act and honestly say whether it sounds like a sacrificing loving act? ( For those who like to curse at others or call names please skip this discussion!)
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I agree with you that it was a an act of love that I know that I would not be able to uphold. I've been watching clips of the movie The Passion at church the last four weeks and it has really put it all in perspective for me. Yeah, I believed it before, but it is even more real than ever before.
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• United States
2 Apr 09
That is one powerful movie! I caught the end of it the other night and was moved again by his sacrifice. Not only that but what must God have felt when he watched his son go through all of that and then Jesus pleads for forgiveness for the very ones who hurt him so badly. Been me I would have rained fire down, burnt em all up! Nope uhuh no way could I have done it!
• United States
2 Apr 09
I agree with you, it was an act of love that most of US would not be able to do.
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• United States
2 Apr 09
I know I couldnt, I would be looking for the loophole in the flood contract! Good thing I am not God, lol.
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@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
2 Apr 09
In this case it is suppose to be a loving act. Because of this, we sinners have ever lasting life. He paid the price, and those who believe will live forever. So, yes a loving act. But, I also believe there is more to it. Something we in this time cannot understand. But, then again, are we suppose to understand everything? Take care.
• United States
2 Apr 09
I to find myself wondering if we are seeing the entire picture. I have looked at some scriptures and wondered why, is there some deeper meaning to it all. Some day soon we will have all the answers.
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@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
3 Apr 09
There are book roles we are not permitted to read or see. The Catholic church has these. We do not have the whole Bible. These have been left out, so we stay dependent of the church. I think when these book roles are reviled. The church will lose it's power over the people. Oh yes, there is a lot we don't know about. Take care.