by Richard Coble
“But that is not Jesus’s aim in telling this parable. Jesus did not ask us to build higher walls in this world but to tear them down; this story is not meant to give Biblical support to a doctrine of eternal torment; it is rather meant to wake up the believing community from its apathy, its complicity, its collusion with those systems that create suffering today.
For we worship a God of grace;
a God by the side of those who suffer, those made to feel invisible;
the God who stands with those pushed out of the church and into the margins.”
Watch the full GCPC service on 9/25/22 here
(Scripture and sermon begin at 34:20)