Since everyone has a “god” that controls them, it is wise to ask who or what that is, how we choose it and how to respond? We must also ask how tradition, the Bible, church, family and other factors affect our beliefs and behaviors.
Joseph C. Way wrestles with these and other issues and reaches some uncommon conclusions about God, Jesus, and Us. He affirms God is love. God acts from love and so do we! Other specific emphases include:
- how presuppositions (beliefs) dictate behavior;
- the profound significance of the human Jesus;
- the need to renounce, redefine and restore certain beliefs;
- why our future depends on what and how we love.
The author seriously differs from the apostle Paul on who and what Jesus was. Our “salvation” depends not on the death of Jesus but on living by his two directives gleaned from Hebrew scripture.
The author invites everyone to join him in proclaiming and practicing “appropriate love” so that we may reduce human and environmental discord for everyone, regardless of their nationality or religion.