“And about the middle of the afternoon Jesus shouted out in a loud voice, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? –which means, “My God, my God, why did you abandon me?” (Matt. 27:46). I can’t think of too many biblical passages that are more important and more misinterpreted than the oft-described “cry of dereliction.” So much has been
To look at Jesus—especially on the Cross (1 John 4:8)—is to behold the clearest depiction of the God who is self-giving, radically forgiving, co-suffering love. I’ve come to believe that Jesus alone is perfect theology.
- Brad Jersak, A More Christlike God
"There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment" (1 John 4:18) ... If your faith is based on fear, what are you left with when perfect love drives fear out?
- Brad Jersak, Her Gates Will Never Be Shut