Punishment or Forgiveness?

Most people I have met believe that God is far off, that His purpose in creation is to punish us; when in all reality, his purpose is to forgive. Christ, God manifested in the flesh, came not that the world should be condemned, but that through ALL would be saved. It brings us to this understanding, God doesn’t want anyone to spend eternity in Hell. He came to give life and that we might have it more abundantly.

We have all fallen short of the Glory of God, we have all sinned, but he came to forgive sin, to restore fellowship with God, in a familial sense, He wants to be our father, and for us to be His children. How is it that we, Humanity, have decided that God wants to punish us? Because we have a sin-consciences that supersedes and drives us in all that we do.

Jesus, God manifested in the flesh, all man and all God, came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. He came with a message, that message, God loves us, has been spread throughout the world. There are still people who haven’t heard that message, but have heard religion. This isn’t religion, it is faith, a way of life, a full consciousness toward God. When we have turned our minds and hearts away from the things of this world and towards God, we find ourselves beginning a journey that will take us to eternity. The choice is ours. God chose us by sending His only begotten son, that we might have life, restored fellowship with God, and in the end, a place in eternity that is secure.

Today, we have chosen for ourselves the position that everything is good, that God will bless anything that we do, which isn’t true. He says to seek Him, His righteousness, and His way of living, doing so is not easy, you have to learn to resist the things you have chosen to believe are ok, and learn to make choices based on what His Word teaches us.

Life with God at the center is so much better than life in any other way. Do not live based on the things you possess, because they are meaningless in the end, you can’t take them with you. The only thing you will take with you when you leave this world is the things you have done, good or bad, and those things will determine where you spend eternity. I say choose Life and blessing, turn from your wicked ways, let the mind of Christ become your mind, and learn of Him.

2 Timothy 2:15 says Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman needing not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. God’s Word, the Holy Scriptures. If you want to know what God thinks, it is in the bible. Want to know what God has to say, it is in the bible. Want to understand Love, it is in the bible. No one who truly seeks to gain wisdom will be disappointed.


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