Sunday, August 19, 2012

Friendly Good News

God Is One.

God is creative, invisible, transcendent, eternal, and ultimate.

God’s expression, his “Word,” his visible presence (the Incarnation) is in Jesus the Messiah, “The Word became flesh and set up his tent among us.” Jesus is the Image of God who is invisible. Jesus is our friend, ruler, leader, and deliverer.

The “Chosen One” came so we might experience and understand that God is ultimately and everlastingly love. “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” Scripture also says, “Mercy triumphs over judgment."

God’s immanent, creative presence and influence, his “Holy Spirit,” convicts all of us to change direction and seek God. God’s Spirit lives within our spirit, and guides, communes, and comforts us as believers.

God loves the whole world, every human who has been born and every human who will be born. God is not willing for any to perish.

God is leading all of creation toward and to final perfection.

The ultimate glory of God is love—creating, giving, sharing, communing…

In the Light,

Daniel Wilcox

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