A friend's four year old daughter followed Godwin's Law: 'He doesn't really love Jesus, does he? Is he a Nazi?"
The problem is when our beautiful Saviour Jesus is reduced to the cold and functional and logic solution to a problem... rather than being the one who is sent out in love from his generous Father in the power of the Holy Spirit to give himself for us and to us, to catch us up into the sweetness of the life and love of the Triune God.
Better stories and reflections on this:
- Geoff Youngs comments: "If God is a perfectionist, the response from earth to his coming is more likely to be “Cripes let’s hide"
- Alistair Roberts: "We need an evangelical gospel message all about astounding divine love in Christ, not impersonal divine logic."
- Glen Scrivener: "when we turned to the darkness, God did not prevent us but pursued us"
Reading The Good God would be a good way to win your heart to the better story.