Friday, 30 September 2016
Jesus was right when he said about you, "'Truly I tell you, the tax-collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.'" Matthew 21:31b (NRSV)
The tax-collectors and the prostitutes were the most despised members of the Jewish community.
And the same is true today; gays and pornstars will enter the kingdom of God before the religious authorities because the gays and pornstars will listen to God's message of unconditional love and forgiveness and the religious authorities will not.
They still cling out of fear to the theology of legalism - rules and regulations enforced with rewards and punishments, heaven and hell - which they try to force onto everyone else.
It is my prayer that they overcome their fears and terrors and enter into the sanctuary which is the giving of a loving heart.
[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.]
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