1 John 2:3-6
This is how we are sure that we have known him, if we keep his commandments. Anyone who says, “I know him,” but doesn’t keep his commandments, is a liar. People like that have no truth in them.
But if anyone keeps his word, God’s love is truly made complete in such a person. This is how we are sure that we are in him: anyone who says, “I abide in him,” ought to behave in the same way that he behaved.
My commands are not burdensome….
If you get to know Me.
Do you know ME?
Or an interpretation of Me?
Or an interpreter?
Jesus tore the veil between us and God, not between us and someone’s interpretation of God.
The veil was torn so that we can communicate directly with God and experience the Presence….via Jesus.
Not so that we can study someone’s interpretation of God.
We can do that with the veil still intact and keeping us separated.
For the record, it is Jesus’s interpretation of God that counts. It would be very good to be well acquainted with this man from Nazareth.
Who do people say that I am?
But what about you?
Who do you say that I am?