Why “Rethinking God’s Word For The Rest Of Us”?

Why "Rethinking God's Word For The Rest Of Us"?

Understanding Who This Is For

Although you almost have to have a tagline with WordPress, this is just another way of saying what I am trying to do here.

“Rethinking God’s Word” is carefully examining what I’ve been told that God’s Word says. (Sometimes people tell us wrong things.) It is also being aware that my mental processes and heartfelt beliefs may influence what I’ve told myself that God’s Word says. (Sometimes we tell ourselves wrong things.)

“For The Rest Of Us” is anyone who feels left out, who you might call “Outsiders.” Jesus has always reached out to the “Outsiders,” even though He was as much of an “Insider” as anyone could ever be! Just thinking about that makes me ridiculously joyful in being an “Outsider.”

This is an example of what I want to avoid.

We know that God does not listen to sinners, but he does listen to one who worships him and obeys his will. (John 9:31 NRSV)

Although the words “God does not listen to sinners” are indeed in the New Testament, if not understood properly, these words can be terribly misused to alienate and harm people. The entire Chapter 9 tells the whole wonderful story of the removal of blindness.

God does not hate you. You are not going to hell.

I hope that the words found here will help to remove my blindness and yours as well.

Thanks For Reading,

Gracie’s Dad

Why "Rethinking God's Word For The Rest Of Us"?

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