repenting of religion

Quotes to Chew on: God’s Love When We Rebel

“Despite the fall and its consequent curse, however, God’s love was not deterred. God is love. God doesn’t stop being God simply because the humans he created have rebelled against him. God does not abandon his goal of having others share in the eternal, ecstatic dance of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The world changed dramatically with the fall, to be sure, but God did not change (Mal. 3:6). The cross reveals the immutability of God’s love.”

Boyd, Gregory A., Repenting of Religion: Turning From Judgment to the Love of God, Baker Books, 2004, pp. 167-168.

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