WWJL?

Today I got into a discussion I do not understand. The discussion was about: “does Jesus love all people?” This made me a bit surprised, angry and sad. If Jesus does not love all human beings – have the Norwegian UMC tricked me?

Do I have to call my mum and dad and say to them they what they learned me was wrong?

Do I have to call my bishop and say he is preaching lies?

At Sunday school I learned it for the first time as a little child:Jesus loves everyone. E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E! We sang a song, and here in America you have a similar song: “Jesus loves me that I know, ’cause the Bible tells me so.” Or do we have to tell some of our children “Sorry, Jesus loves everyone, just not you“?

I think the matter is rather simple: No matter what you do, Jesus loves you! No matter who you are, Jesus loves you! That doesn`t mean we can do what we want and use this as an excuse, but it means that no matter how your life turns out – Jesus loves you!

So, WWJL? Who Would Jesus Love?

Sign up for our newsletter!

SUBSCRIBE
Bishop Richard Wilke. An official portrait courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Gay daughter sent bishop back to Scriptures

The co-author of the popular Disciple Bible study writes about how learning his daughter is gay led him to examine Scriptures about homosexuality more closely.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Thomas Lank

Seeing ‘new face’ of Christian church in China

A joint United Methodist volunteer team from the North Central and Northeastern jurisdictions makes a journey of peace and goodwill to China.
General Church
The Rev. William B. Lawrence.  Photo by H. Jackson/Southern Methodist University.

Commission on General Conference added to confusion

Closed meeting and referral decision were mistakes, writes a former president of the United Methodist Judicial Council.