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Setting the record straight on Jesus, ‘the friend of sinners’
Some say: ” … “Didn’t [Jesus] only welcome those seeking forgiveness?” He went on to agree with another that “The sinners Jesus partied with were already followers. …”
Others say: “… we undermine the practice of friendship whenever we use it instrumentally. When the bonds we form in friendship are mostly a means to another end, we dishonor both the person and the relationship.” … A Jesus who loves us even if we don’t love back? A Savior who pursues us even as we run away? A Christ who offers fellowship to all indiscriminately without condition, no strings attached? …”
Read the whole article. Click Here for Jonathan Merritt On Faith & Culture: Mar 20, 2014
What do you say?