He is so holy and so awesome that being in His everlasting presence brings an inspiring fear.” (CARM) As this CARM states, God is so amazing and so powerful. He is not there to intimidate Christians but instead inspire them to follow him and live after the life that he had laid out for all Christians. “Dis•ci•pline: control that is gained by req... ... middle of paper ... ...ighty ways of forgiveness, it is just that person’ job to decide which road to take. God forgives all of his children no matter what they have done in the past, are doing now, or will do in the future. God also asks all of his followers to forgive other because he has forgiven them.
Jesus loved us so much that he gave his life so that we might have a right to the tree of life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life (John3:16 NAB). God loved the world not, so why would St prosper think only the elect will be saved or why would St Aquinas and St Augustine think predestination and salvation are for some and the others are lost, what would be the point to obey the holy spirit if the elect was already chosen for salvation. Jesus had the sins of the whole world on his shoulders, God made Jesus to be sin who knew no sin so that we might become the righteousness of God in him (2 Corinthians 5:21NIV). St. Prosper of Aquitaine says only the elect or saved because God willed them to be saved, God had no respect of person.
By this estimation, it would be impossible for any of us to make it back to Him on our own; we would all fall painfully short of the mark of perfection that qualifies men for Heaven. But our God is also a God of mercy. This does not mean that justice can simply be forgone or ignored; the price of mankind’s sins must be paid. Jesus Christ satisfied these demands of justice, when he suffered for the sins of the world. But the Savior also fulfills the cause of mercy each day as he extends his infinite Atonement to us.
God can be trusted as he has proven his love in many ways. According to the Bible, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Suffering is part of humanity because when people believe in God, but sometimes wonder they begin to suffer because they are at fault. (Hiles & Smith, 2014). When a person begins to wonder why God is taking so long to hear their prayer, they begin to think they are not a fault.
With this Original Sin, corruption entered humanity never to leave until God the Father imposed His Word onto us so that we could be saved. This damaging corruption blinded us from seeing God in His own creation and in His own people. Never the less, God refused to abandon His people in a time of such great need for salvation. He chose to save them, but how? How could he destroy death and pay the debt of all humanity while remaining God?
Although I strongly believe in resting in the finish work of the cross, I also believing in striving to live in a way that exemplifies discipleship of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirt working in my life. Striving to modify the deeds of the flesh to become more like the image of the Son of God, should be goal for all believers. Obedience is better than sacrifice and will cause God to highly favor you as He did His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus was obedient to the things his father wanted him to do. He also did hard things that his flesh didn’t want to do, even to the point of death.
Since Jesus is wholly man and wholly God, we are also able to say that God loved humanity so much that He was willing to die for us to save us. Furthermore, God did not love just a few people, but rather, the entire world. Christ died for everyone, no matter each individual situation. He died for the believers and the non-believers. He died for the sinners and the saints.
God wished to redeem his people, so he sent Jesus to come and live among us. This alone shows the true love of the Lord. He was willing to humble Himself and take on human flesh, so that we might have a chance at redemption. God did not owe it to us to give us this opportunity, but out of love He desired, and still desires, to have a relationship with His people. However, time and time again we see man rejecting God, and in this passage that is again what we see happening.
Jesus is God and God is Jesus, this why I chose the title that I did. Jesus had to be faithful to His mission, even though He had to die for those who hated Him. He loved the world that much; He saw there was no covering for the people that turned away from sin. Jesus being a just a just God, knew there had to be a new covenant. Being a just God, balance would be vital, so He rained on the just as well as the
The act of being put into a right relationship with God by faith corresponds to Justification. Justification is available to all humans because of what Jesus did on the cross. Romans 5:8-11 says, But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!