April 20, 2022
WN: Wow! This Senator powerfully stands up for love of neighbour and enemy–as the only way to show we love God! Along these lines, my personal mantra goes:
Without sharing or repeating closed-minded harmful words from a sitting Senator under the guise of a ‘prayer,’ to every child in Michigan–you are perfect and welcome and loved for being exactly who you are.—Senator Mallory McMorrow
The Gospels indicate that the test case for love of God is love of neighbour.
The test case for love of neighbour is love of enemy. Therefore, to the extent we love neighbour and enemy, to that extent we love God. And to the extent we fail to love neighbour and enemy, we fail to love God.
“Love” (agapao) is a New Testament action verb that constantly reaches out to embrace as friends, draw a circle of inclusion around, neighbour and enemy (agape is the noun form, almost invariably referencing God’s unconditional love in the New Testament).
Therefore, the ultimate theological bottom line is:
GOD IS ALL-INCLUSIVE LOVE. PERIOD.
This then is a Great Divide in Christian theology, on the one and the other hands:
Those who affirm that God is All-Inclusive Love. Period!
Those who assert God to be Anything Less!
- The term “groomer” is a smear and reinforces a harmful trope that members of the LGBT community are associated with pedophilia.–Michigan Democrat who ripped colleague over ‘groomer’ comments: ‘Hate won’t win’[↩]