Our Human Resistance

Against the many religious doctrines that appeal to and cultivate our fear, I shall urge upon my reader this simple proposition: Contrary to what we might fear, the Creator and Father of our souls – the Lord of hosts and King of kings – is good.

 … But the history of organized religion, at least in the Western tradition, is a record of our human resistance to the proclamation that God is love, that His love extends to everyone, and that it is in no way conditioned upon human obedience or human faithfulness …

 We shall find in the end,

 “Perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love” (I John 4:18).

 Thomas Talbot
The Inescapable Love of God, pages 1, 37, 39

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