Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Does Jesus Save Us From God?

Did Jesus come to save us from God?

This is one of the questions that Rob Bell asks in his promotional video for his new book.

I mention this only because the question asked speaks to what I wrote about last week about a distorted view of God.

I've talked to several people since the post who actually do and have always thought of "Jesus as a mediator" in the same way I spoke of... As if God is angry and Jesus came to save us from Him and now Jesus is pleading on our behalf for our very lives.

It sounds crazy when we say it out loud, and probably even makes some of you uncomfortable, but is this maybe a popular (sub-conscious) concept we have of God?

If so, does this understanding of God negatively affect our faith, relationships, and how we treat our neighbor?

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