Jesus came to serve a people considerably inferior to Himself as a light to dispel darkness. The Bible tells us that we do not have to live as slaves but as sons of God and heirs to the Father's kingdom. This simply means that despite our undeserving we may turn... ... middle of paper ... ...liever now has assurance that his every sin will be forgiven dependent not on the sacrifice of an animal but on sincere repentance. God loves His people and has provided them with a way by which they can be cleansed and sanctified, making them acceptable to him. The new covenant, therefore, leads to a desire to do what is right.
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.
Through the death of Jesus, God demonstrated divine compassion and mercy making the forgiveness of our sins possible. Even when our sins deserve the eternal punishment of hell, God chose to extend His mercy to those who place their faith in His Son. “Christ did more than die for us, He turned around and gave Himself up for God’s wrath. This is the ultimate in love in that Christ, being God, went against His nature for us.” (Towns, 2002). All in all, mercy is not receiving punishment which we deserve for the sins we have committed.
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.
Bible Project Salvation What is Justification? Justification is the work of God where the moral rightness of Jesus is given to the sinner, so the sinner is declared by God as being morally right under the Law. This moral rightness is not earned or kept by any effort of the saved. Justification is an immediate event with the result being never-ending life. It is based completely and only upon Jesus' sacrifice on the cross ("and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to moral rightness; for by His wounds you were healed.")
According to Gockel, “from a Christian perspective, evil is something God has overcome through good” (2009, p.97). Those who believe in God, know that questioning Him is wrong because it means that they do not believe in the goodness of God. People who trust the Lord know his goodness, that He will rescue and heal them from all evil. Also, believers trust in God’s power in difficult times because He hears them throughout the prayers. God can be trusted as he has proven his love in many ways.
Although God loves all of his children, He could still use his power for bad but He chooses not to do so. God’s children, who can be defined as those in his kingdom by the blood of Jesus Christ, are the chosen ones for doing His will. He makes it clear that Christians are to fear him. “Yes, we should fear God because He is the Almighty Creator who can discipline us should we rebel against Him. 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.
This paper will defend what Christians should mean by 1Timothy 2:3-4, “This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” This scripture has been interpreted many ways by many theologians, but I shall defend the scripture with the knowledge and understanding of what this scripture means. (1) God desires that all men be saved because “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promises as some understand slowness, instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9 NIV). Bear in mind that our Lord patience means salvation. (2) “I have no pleasure in death of him who dies says the Lord God: therefore turn yourselves and live (Ezekiel 18:32 KJV).” (3) “Him who comes to me I will certainly not cast out.” (John 6:37 KJV) Because God loves us, His desire is for us to be saved. Jesus loved us so much that he gave his life so that we might have a right to the tree of life.
One need be justified in the presence of God because that makes one to be a devout Christian willing to serve God forever. However, Christ death has made a difference. Through reflecting Christ’s death, Paul is “stressing the vicarious character of that death” such as the nature of death (Fitzmyer 399). Furthermore Paul is explaining that Christ died for human sinfulness because he is trying to reflect on our weakness and sins calling it as “condition of the unjustified”. However, if we put trust in God, then we could overcome those weaknesses because God does not make people unhappy.
As unworthy sinners we should praise and honor God for the gift of salvation He provided to us. It is in Jesus Christ that Old Testament Laws are fulfilled.