Good News

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The One who made you loves you unconditionally.

(Listen to my song “God Is” by clicking HERE)

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John 14:7

“If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

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We all have wrestled with the concept of “God.”

Who is our Creator?

This is all in the realm of mystery…so beware of people who have it all figured out!

We see how people tried to get a handle on God all throughout the Old Testament. God seemed somewhat vindictive and harsh. This is because the people were mirroring their own vindictiveness and harshness onto God. When horrible things happened…well then…God must have been responsible!

But then we have Jesus telling his followers that they can know God…if they know him.

Is Jesus vindictive, judgmental and harsh? No.

Is Jesus arrogant, critical, judgmental and condemning? No.

Does Jesus smite people? No.

Jesus is loving, merciful, forgiving and compassionate. He reaches out and spends time with those who are “sinners.” But he also stands up for those treated unjustly.

The only ones Jesus routinely criticizes quite pointedly are the Pharisees…the religious leaders who show no mercy and are always holding the people to the letter of the law.

If you are a sinner (and who isn’t?)…then Jesus wants to be with you.

That apparently is Who God Is.

This is Good News!

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

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes 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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