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It helps if you start with Jesus as God in foundation. Otherwise, of course you wouldn't. It would make as much sense as worshiping C.S. Lewis, likable sod that he was.1. I didn't like the idea of worshiping Jesus
Me either, but I can understand a God who would let his creation choose its own destiny the same way the prodigal son's father watched him walk away with his inheritance. Don't you imagine he was heartbroken? The restoration that ends the narrative argues, unassailably I think, that he loved his son. And yet...2. I couldn't conceive of a God who would throw his children into hell
He wouldn't. Rather, He met the requirement of one aspect of His nature (justice) with another (love) and Christ/Jesus stands at the nexus (grace). God cannot be other than God. He cannot be less than just or loving. And He isn't.3. Why would God need someone to come between us?
Supra.4. It doesn't make sense for God to sacrifice himself, to himself, to appease himself.
No one likes to be told they're wrong. Especially when they aren't, but even when they are...human nature. But then, you're sort of doing that to other people even as you relate your own disposition, when you think on it.5. I like to be able to see the Torah from different points and view and perspectives without being told I'm rebellious
Anything else you want to talk about not talking about? :liberals:Among a myriad of other reasons that I don't care to discuss here.
Hiya Dena. :wave2: Good to see you about the joint.