For the final synchroblog ever, we were invited to write a blog post as if it were our only blog post ever. If I could only write one blog post, I would invite you to do one thing… And it is the one thing I have been inviting you to do in almost every single blog post I have ever written. Read the post to learn what this one thing is.
The Bible was not written primarily to reveal God to us, but was written to reveal the same thing that Jesus revealed on the cross, which is that we scapegoat people in the name of God. And until we see this, we will never read the Old Testament correctly, nor will we ever understand God properly.
I have a new eBook coming out soon. The following post hits on one of the themes I write about in this book. To get this new book when it comes out, make sure you have subscribed to receive my blog posts and eBooks by email.
If you struggle with thinking that God is out to get you for your sin, is trying to punish you for something you said or did, or is the puppet master pulling the strings on your life and every other human life in the world, this new book by Brad Jersak is one you must read. In A More Christlike God, we see that Jesus is the complete and perfect revelation of God, showing us exactly what God is like and what God has always been like. God is Christlike!
You and I can forgive others without requiring them to shed their blood. So why do some Christians teach that God requires the shedding of blood in order to forgive us? One reason is because of Hebrews 9:22 which says that without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins. But the text does not teach what most people think it teaches. This post gives 10 reasons why Hebrews 9:22 does not teach that the shedding of blood is required for the forgiveness of sins.