Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Satanists (rock stars etc.) can be reconciled with God.
Their image of God is the orthodox fear image of the Church.
This is subject to change due to the new paradigm.
Their image of God may change to one of unconditional love, forgiveness, and compassion.
Then Satan will become redundant.
"'Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.'" Matthew 21:31b (NRSV)
Those who smite Satan may change.
Satan is God's prodigal son.
He can be reconciled with God.
The sword may be renounced.
"'Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.'" Luke 6:27,28 (NRSV)
Religious authorities should be challenged.
Their interpretation of scripture should be questioned.
God is love, forgiveness, compassion.
Repressed homosexuality may be outed.
Pedophile priests can pray for their demons to be lifted from them.
They can be forgiven.
Sexuality should be liberated.
With respect for the beloved, the beloved's free will.
Sexual activity may be restricted to voluntary authorization and adult consent.
With discipline of actions and thoughts out of respect which comes from love.
Sin is caused by fear.
Everyone is forgiven.
No matter what we have done there is always a reason.
Ignorant actions are not condemned by God.
Sometimes I help you, sometimes you help me.
"'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.'" Matthew 25:40 (NRSV)
(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.)
Photo Credit: L'art au présent Flickr via Compfight cc