There is absolutely nothing
in what Jesus himself or his early followers taught
that suggests you can decide just to enjoy forgiveness
at Jesus’s expense
and have nothing more to do with him.

       – Dallas Willard

 

  • Why would anyone
    ever IMAGINE
    that such an insulting behavior toward Jesus
    would even be ok –
    let alone that it would gain one forgiveness and eternal life?
  • Well, sad to say, it seems we’ve actually been TAUGHT
    to think of Jesus in that cheap, immoral way.
    False teachers, apparently.
  • But Jesus is clearly worthy of a much more
    honest, direct, personal, whole-hearted response.
  • And it is certainly true that the Gospels, the Bible,
    give us not a bit of hope
    for such a cheap,
    manipulative relationship with Jesus.

 

       There is absolutely nothing
in what Jesus himself or his early followers taught
that suggests you can decide
just to enjoy forgiveness at Jesus’s expense
and have nothing more to do with him.

       – Dallas Willard

 


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