Understanding Gods Love

 

 

 

A lot of times people have a misunderstanding of who God is. Many people believe that he is the opposite of Love and only wants to condemn us. They can’t understand why God could forgive a rapist, a murderer or an adulterer. People see all of the evil things going on in the world that affect children, families and nations and they blame God. Many have said things like   ” I am a good person and if God is going to condemn me when I’ve been a good person and allow a murderer into Heaven than I want no part of that God.” The purpose of this Blog is to unmask the enemies lies,  & show you the truth about who God is and how much he loves each of you.

I want to start by asking all of the parents out there a few questions. First I’d like to ask how much do you love your children?  Is there anything in this world that could make you love them any less? Is there anything they can do to deplete the love you have for them?  Would you take a bullet for them?  Would you protect them against all odds to make sure they lived a long and happy life? I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that there isn’t anything in this world that you wouldn’t do for them and nothing in the world that could make you love them any less. With that being said I want to talk about Gods unfailing love for us.

Just like any good parent, God loves each of us unconditionally. Are we perfect? No! Are our own children perfect? No! Do we love them anyways? Yes, Of course, as does God. When God looks at us he looks at us as his children, not by our sins.  Not all of us sin in the same way, nor do our own children but we don’t love our children by how good they are or how bad they are, we love them unconditionally, it’s like instinct. If you can understand the unconditional love that you have for your own children than you should be able to better understand Gods love & forgiveness for his children.

The next thing I want to talk about is one of Satan’s biggest deceptions & that is that ” God wants to condemn you.” To understand the truth behind this lie we have to go back to the days of Adam and Eve. When God created the world, and the fish & the sea, and Adam and Eve & where the bible says God saw that it was good! That means there was no evil, God did not create sin, everything he created was Good. Evil, darkness & sin entered into the world by man. Adam and Eve had a perfect life with one rule, do not eat from the tree! If they would have obeyed Gods command the world would not be where it is today but because they decided to eat from the tree of knowledge they introduced sin into the world. The world was no longer perfect and neither were they.

Naturally all following generations  were born into sin & because of this God sent us a savior. A savior to pay for our sins so that we wouldn’t have too. The payment for our sins was a sacrifice God made because he loved each of us unconditionally. That sacrifice was the death of his only son! That’s right,  he sent his one and only son to pay our debt, not to condemn us. What’s even crazier is that Jesus died for every single one of us, knowing that we may never love him back. We still have free will, we can accept this free gift and nail our sins to the cross by asking Jesus into our lives & believing that he died for us & rose again or we can reject the gift and make the choice to pay our own debt for our sins. We are not being condemned or forgiven for our actions, we are being given a second chance, but accepting that gift is a choice that each of us make on our own.

The last thing I want to talk about is blaming God for the the pain and suffering in the world. I want to start by reminding you that God created the world perfect, but through the sin of man darkness entered. God did not create evil, just as darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of good. God gave each of us free will and the problem is more people choose to do bad than good. A lot of times people suffer at the hand of someone else & sometimes they’re born into it. While in most cases nobody directly caused the suffering of starving children, homeless men & women or famine, most turn their cheek because it’s not their problem & then pass the blame onto God. The world isn’t falling apart because of God, the world is falling apart because there isn’t enough light shinning in the dark. If we want to see a better life, we all have to work together, and the best place to start is at home.

I hope that this has given somebody a new perspective about God and who he is. Our God is a God of love, mercy & forgiveness & if more of us walked the path he has paved for us rather than our own, then we would begin to see a change in the world we live in today.