A Tiny note:
We are forgiven, from a past, present, and future sins. This does not give us an excuse to do wrong, but to use our freedom wisely. To do good for all.
What does being forgiven mean for progressive Christians? It means all the hate we’ve spewed, whether on purpose or by accident, is not held against us by God in Jesus. It means the racism, bigotry, and Islamophobia that is rampant in our country, while it will be discussed between sinful folks and Jesus at judgement, does not curse us from God’s reign. It also means, as we celebrate Easter this Sunday, that racism and all other horrible things against others and our Earth are not the last act. They do not have the final word. While there is trouble, Jesus overcame the world and all its troubles, and will endow and has already endowed us with God’s Kingdom on Earth, in Heaven, and in the Resurrection. We can never escape God’s reign if we are believers.
If we are believers, we can have a surety of hope that death is not the end. Death due to hatred is not the end. Our Earth, while falling apart, will be renewed as the city of the New Jerusalem will come down. Love has the final word.
Love has the final word.
Happy Easter everyone! As I’ve still discovering the Trinity, I’m learning more about having a relationship with Jesus and am building my own testimony of Him.
I’m so sorry I’ve been so flip-floppy on the Trinity vs. Unitarianism, but I think I’ve made up my mind.
Alleluia. Christ is Risen Indeed!