14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (2 Ch 7:14).
If my friend joe,fred,suzy,betty,anthony,debbie,george,etc would humble themselves and pray and seek my face…….
The latter verse is one that I feel that is what is read into the scriptures so that our theology jives with what we think and do. This concept or paradigm is one that has been in use or believed in for over 1500 yrs with adverse effects other than the obvious.
It is the previous statement of verse 14 of 2 chronicles chapter 7 that says “if my people”…… . This verse is the plural or corporate expression of God’s people. The plural of God’s expression of His Love for man has always been this way. All thru the bible God’s concern was to restore mankind to it’s former self.
This is the paradigm in which we must work with in our theology, God is Love, Love trumps everything.