Godís Love For Humankind
Godís Love For Humankind
Stephen A. Peterson
Many Christians have fallen sway to the errant belief that their Godly life style is false and hypocritical. They have been convinced that no one is perfect and fall short of Godís commands and principles. This view, however, is not supported by what is written in the Bible. Although Jesus Christís public ministry is reported to have been limited to 36 to 40 months, what was documented was the numbers of times He forgave the sins and faults of His disciples and others.
It is most certainly true that God hates sin! Yet time and time again one will find that the Christian life is a challenge. It is not easy lifestyle many belief it is. Why it this so? Sin. Sin came to humankind with out first parents. Since then, humans sin. Because God is love, merciful and compassionate, humankind has the possibility for redemption. Every person can and will be forgiven for every sin when a sincere intent to sin no more is committed to when he or she comes to God with their petition. God wants each and every person to be saved. That said, God does not force salvation on anyone. To do so negates God as the God of love. For love is never a forced proposition.
Every Christian should be encouraged by Godís willingness to seek us out as illustrated in Christís many, many statements and examples of love, mercy and compassionóHis visit with the Samaritan woman at the well of Jacob (John 4); the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15); and the woman reportedly caught in adultery (John 8). Rather than fear loss of favor with our relationship with God, we should be encouraged by these and the plethora of Biblical examples of Godís love for humankind. How thrilled we should we be are a Christian (the Chosen).
So if you are ever tempted to minimize the value to your personal, individual relationship with Jesus Christ. It is written there is joy in heaven over one sinner who repents (Luke 15:10).
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