The Universalism of God’s love V’s the Particularity of Jesus.


 

I am studying the Theology of World Religions are the moment. Basically looking at the different models that are used by Christianity to view the various religions of the world. (For those interested, the main models are The Replacement Model, the Fulfilment Model and the Mutuality Model). As part of what I am reading we have been looking at the tension between the universalism of God’s love v’s the particularity of the pathway to God via Jesus. In other words, there is a mentality amongst some Christian scholars that Jesus is too exclusive:- being the way the truth and the life and no one coming to the Father except through Him. I think it depends on how you want to see Jesus, as I see him as incredibly inclusive. For God so loved the world that WHOSOVER…..Its simply the widest invitation in the history of the world.

It is to every man, woman and child

  • It doesn’t matter what country you come from
  • It doesn’t matter if you are born with a disability
  • It doesn’t matter what era you have lived in
  • It doesn’t matter what financial position you have
  • It doesn’t matter what sins you have committed
  • It doesn’t matter what you have failed at in life
  • It doesn’t matter how broken and hurt you are
  • It doesn’t matter how physically fit you are
  • It doesn’t matter if you are pretty or not so pretty
  • It doesn’t matter what language you speak
  • It doesn’t matter what colour your skin is
  • It doesn’t matter what religion you were born into
  • It doesn’t matter how long you live after you are born again
  • It doesn’t matter what age you are
  • It doesn’t matter what sex you are
  • It doesn’t matter how messed up your life is right now
  • It doesn’t matter what your marital status is
  • It doesn’t matter whether you have travelled or not
  • It doesn’t matter how much know
  • It doesn’t matter how much bible knowledge you have
  • It doesn’t matter how qualified you are or how many degrees you have
  • It doesn’t matter where you live
  • It doesn’t matter what church you go to
  • If doesn’t matter if you vote labour or liberal or even greens
  • It doesn’t matter what type of clothes you wear
  • If doesn’t matter what you have said about God and church in the past
  • It doesn’t matter what car you drive
  • If doesn’t matter if you don’t have a lot of friends
  • It doesn’t matter if you have dabbled in the occult
  • It doesn’t matter if you have been rejected by your family
    It doesn’t matter what job you have

Nothing matters but this.

If you are human and you are alive – Jesus is available to be your saviour – He is inviting whosoever……..



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2 replies

  1. Jesus said ” I am the way the truth and the life there i no way to the Father except by me.” Jesus is the only one who paid for our sin with His own mortal life. Confusious didn’t, Alah didn’t, Buddah didn’t and niether of them could, they did not meet the requirements of a sacrifice for sin. ie a pure, sinless and wholesome body.

    • That’s right. I would recommend this post for people who are yet to receive Christ as it really tells them that Jesus loves them and is ready to enter their heart

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