Ever since I was a kid, I was told that Jesus loves me because the Bible tells me so. Isn’t that nice? Where does it actually say that? Then I heard He loves everybody, which really wasn’t true according to my tradition because we clearly had categories of people God did NOT love. (Especially if you were a ‘really’ bad person). I was confused. Perhaps God just “kind of” loves everybody with the same ‘love covering’ and then He picks out His favourites. I wasn’t sure.
So, I decided to find out what the Bible actually says about God and His love for humanity. What I discovered has blown my mind. Perhaps now is a good time to set aside your ‘childhood’ teachings on what God’s love is and revisit the subject with a new lens. I am sure that you will find that some things you were taught are actually true, but other things have been tainted with a cultural bias.
Read very slowly and carefully, read what is says, not what it does not say: Continue reading