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    Quote Originally Posted by The Remonstrant View Post
    One common example is conceiving of a love-only god, which very easily leads to the acceptance of universalism: the view that all persons will (or must) eventually be reconciled to God. (Typically this is conceived as being accomplished via some kind of post-mortem repentance.)
    Ah, the "a loving God would NEVER" argument. I've run into that a number of times from people who don't want to accept the God of the Bible.

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Remonstrant View Post
    One common example is conceiving of a love-only god, which very easily leads to the acceptance of universalism: the view that all persons will (or must) eventually be reconciled to God. (Typically this is conceived as being accomplished via some kind of post-mortem repentance.)
    Regretfully this god is found in too many Christian churches.
    "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Church of Sweden to stop clergy calling God 'he' or 'the Lord' in bid to crack down on gendered language

    he Church of Sweden is urging its clergy to use gender-neutral language when referring to the supreme deity, refraining from using terms like "Lord" and "He" in favor of the less specific "God."

    The move is one of several taken by the national Evangelical Lutheran church in updating a 31-year-old handbook setting out how services should be conducted in terms of language, liturgy, hymns and other aspects.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Remonstrant View Post
    Crafting a god more appropriate for the times(?).
    Quote Originally Posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
    True.

    However, one of man's favorite hobbies is to build a god in the image that man wants him to have.

    There is nothing new under the sun.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Remonstrant View Post
    One common example is conceiving of a love-only god, which very easily leads to the acceptance of universalism: the view that all persons will (or must) eventually be reconciled to God. (Typically this is conceived as being accomplished via some kind of post-mortem repentance.)
    Quote Originally Posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
    Regretfully this god is found in too many Christian churches.
    Farewell, Rob Bell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Ah, the "a loving God would NEVER" argument. I've run into that a number of times from people who don't want to accept the God of the Bible.

    is this the same God that never punishes kids? Never puts coal in stockings? Never says 'get off my yard', even when the yard is overrun by poison oak? Never says 'don't do that' when you want to try sticking your finger in the light socket? Never says 'no, I won't hold your beer and don't even think about trying that!'?

    The cool God Who lets you go to bed late, eat ice cream for breakfast and buys you whatever you want at the toy store? Let's you play with fire, run with knives and juggle bowling balls? Buys you rockets to put on your bike tires? Buys you beer even though you've obviously had too much? Bails you out after you hit your wife? Buys you a new car after your DUI?


    I'd rather have a God that really loves me.

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