When you relinquish the power of your broken heart to God, you give your Creator the ability to serve in His rightful place over all His creation. And there’s no greater power we could trust our shattered and scattered pieces with than the One who gave us our hearts to begin with. As for me, my strength comes from the Lord. Because of God’s grace, I recognize my position of need in light of my Savior’s position in victory. There is no place too far, no position too deep, and no person too evil from the expansive, inclusive love of God.
God is GREAT! “No matter the size of your problem or need, God is greater” (Roberts 183). When we accepted Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, we became God’s “little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (BibleGateway). A great peace and joy came over me while reading Roberts words: “God has more people for you to reach with a message that God loves, God heals, God is the Source of every person’s total supply, and God sent His only begotten Son so that any person who believes in Him might be forgiven of sin and live with God for all eternity” (Roberts 163). This is only the beginning; God wants us to reach every person no matter their race, religion, culture or creed with His good news.
He explains the significance of the encounters to the people of antiquity and he even relates the encounters to our every day lives. If one has met with God and seen His glory he is truly blessed. My pastor is correct no man has walked away from an encounter with God without being blessed, or the experience altering his life. Each divine experience occurs under very different circumstances, but all of them end with man having a better understanding of his purpose on this earth. The character could wrestle with the Lord and demand a blessing, like Jacob, or like Moses he could have been drawn to God by his own curiosity.
I have an optimistic view of creation, and believe that God created everything, even us. I have been taught that creation represents Go... ... middle of paper ... ...tion than I have towards faith in God. It gave me an understanding that we should not question other people’s beliefs, and that their religion and experiences are always valid. Misconception about someone’s religion is one of the barriers of communication. Being hostile to this religion would be very unfortunate because I think that what I experienced was a lovely treasure I will always keep and remember joyfully.
Once the kingdom has arrived the end of the world will have come and judgment will be upon us, then the Son of Man will return to Heaven. The Kingdom of God is in the making so to speak, through God it continues to evolve. The righteous and unrighteous are presently living side by side but will be separated in the end. With Jesus being the Messiah, he had made the kingdom a reality because God made it through his existence. It is quite easy to enter into the kingdom the sole thing you need is to accept Jesus as our Savior.
The Gospels are at one point defined as the good news about how God did the thing that he had always promised to do. The whole story is a public announcement about something that has happened as a result of which the whole world is a different place and everyone is invited to discover that for themselves and to live within the new world that thereby has been created. That is the good news. You can say it in a hundred different ways, but that is the story that... ... middle of paper ... ...e views us as his wonderful work. We should pray because God calls on us to be faithful and obedient to him.
God chose to create the universe because He is love, and love can best be expressed toward people. God made humans to be reflections of His glory. People can never be totally like God because He is the supreme Creator, but He did give us the ability to reflect His character through our love, kindness, faithfulness, patience, and forgiveness. Knowing that we are made in God’s image and are capable of sharing many of His characteristics provides a solid foundation for self-worth. Understanding human worth helps people love God, know Him personally, and make a valuable contribution to so society.
When a king was upset he would often take a violent path. God, on the other hand, chose to send someone kind and loving to help us rather than to hurt us. This proves that God is and was genuinely concerned for us, and wanted to see us prosper. “ Now that the common savior of all has died on our behalf, we who believe in Christ no longer die” (Athanasius 21). God wants us to have faith in Him, He wants us to live forever with Him.
So God predestined believers to be more like Christ. The most compelling evidence that there is no double predestination is John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." For if God loved the whole world that means he loved everyone, not everyone but you, but everyone. God continues to try to help us accept the word, even though his foresight tells him that it is a lost cause, because of his great love and grace that he shows for us. So in answer to the question are some predestined to be damned there can only be one right answer, no.
Believing that Jesus is the Lord not only at our time of death but through every aspect of our lives. We believe that we are all created from God and follow the word and fellowship beside him. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (Genesis 1:27). You base everything around what is right and wrong in Gods eyes. And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).