Salvation

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Love is the Source of all life.

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Psalm 130:3-4

If you, Lord, mark our sins, Lord, who can stand? But with you is forgiveness and so you are revered.

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If our loving Creator was actually a God marking our every fault and misstep…we would all be in deep trouble!

But Jesus told us if we know him…we also know God (John 8:19).

Did you ever see Jesus “marking” people’s sins? The Pharisees…the religious leaders themselves…were the only ones Jesus openly criticized because of their arrogance and self-righteousness. As for all the rest…we saw Jesus reaching out to them in love and forgiveness. And as the ultimate example of who God is…Jesus forgave his persecutors while nailed to a cross. He looked on all those who had just brutalized him and said:

“Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”

Is this the God you know…or has your ‘God image’ been of a punishing tyrant?

Scripture tells us: “God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him” (1 John 4:16).

That is my experience of the One who created me and all things.

Allow that understanding to sink into your soul.

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Listen to the song of the day “Salvation” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at BillTonnisMusic.com by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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