QUESTION: Hi Brad, I love the article you wrote on separation/alienation but I am having problems understanding the separation verses in scripture. The specific scripture I had trouble interpreting in light of your article on “separation” was Isaiah 59:1-2. Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short That it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull That
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