Nope- Love isn’t God. Scripture nowhere says love is God. Saying love is God is idolatry, pure and simple.
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Corrected, this reads ‘The Book of Revelation is a reminder to a persecuted community that no power on earth or in heaven is greater than the power of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus. It levels a warning against the world’s opposition to His power and comforts His disciples with the assurance that ultimate victory is His and thus theirs’.
So kindly stop trying to hijack Scripture to fit your political agenda. It means more when you let it speak than when you try to force it into your blinkered perspective.
Has he ever read it? Ever studied the Prophets of the Hebrew Bible? Ever familiarized himself with the meaning of the Hebrew word underlying the English ‘prophet’? Or does he just prefer to mash Buddhism into his ‘Christianity’? And has he ever read the Gospels? Or does he just abstract them until they become what he wishes them to be?
Why is an eisegete the best known Catholic in America?
I don’t know what ‘atop Babel’ is supposed to mean but I do know two things and they are historically irrefutable:
- The Bible was written by elites. It wasn’t written for people who couldn’t read and in the ancient world that was just about everybody.
- The Bible was written for elites. Those were the only people who had the time, resources, and interest to bother with texts.
So, it’s simply a fact that the notion that the Bible is ‘the people’s book’ or some such thing is plain silly. The public today can’t even read it (because they have to read it in translation- a function of the elite).
If people want people to read the Bible that’s fine. Just don’t pretend it is ‘God’s letter to you’ unless you are among the exceptional few who can both read it and have the tools to understand it.
We aren’t little fish and we are never even metaphorically described as such in scripture. We aren’t born in water because baptism doesn’t regenerate us. If it did, you could dunk folk all the time against their will and they would be forced into the fold whether they wanted to be or not. And we don’t ‘continue in water’. Indeed, that phrase literally makes no sense at all.
Just stop with the cutesy yet meaningless bumper sticker theology garbage. It only impresses the ignorant. Indeed, only the ignorant would think it meaningful precisely because of their ignorance.
This is what happens when ideology drives interpretation: baseless supposition.
The claim is false on its face. Name one single author of one single biblical text that moderns (and that’s the anachronistic problem) would call oppressed. Name just one, and then show me how you know that person was oppressed.