Originally published August 24, 2017
From the sermon Love, justice, and the heavenly way
The gospel is offensive.
God is perfect and righteous. And the only way for imperfect and unrighteous people to be with him was for Jesus to pay the price of sin. To absorb the wrath of God. And for some reason, the world is so twisted that that idea is offensive. That the Lord paid the penalty for our sin so we could be with him. But that’s not good enough. Because that takes the control away from us.
And people hate that idea. We’re fine with the love of God but we are not ok that sin needed to be atoned for.