Humans cannot exhibit agape love for anything or anyone, but rather, only God can. God shows us agape love through Jesus’ crucifixion for our redemption. By sacrificing His one and only Son, God has freed humanity from sin. What about those that still sin? Does God truly love everyone with such unconditionality, or is His agape love reserved for an elite few?
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.
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.
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.")
The Father chose a people, the Son died for them, the Holy Spirit makes Christ's death effective by bringing the elect to faith and repentance, thereby causing them to willingly obey the gospel. The entire process (election, redemption, regeneration) is the work of God and is by grace alone. Thus God, not man, determines who will be the recipients of the gift of salvation. Total Depravity Although human nature was seriously affected by the fall, man has not been left in a state of total spiritual helplessness. God graciously enables every sinner to repent and believe, but He does not interfere with man's freedom.
This is without a doubt the greatest display of humility and love in the history of the world. Christ’s example of humility can give us the strength to come to Him with a broken heart and a contrite spirit when we have fallen short, because we know that He has felt of our heartache and understands how difficult it is to seek forgiveness. As we strive to continually humble ourselves before Christ, He can use the Atonement not only to cleanse us from sin but to also to turn our weaknesses into strengths as we progress towards eternal life with our
God heard our cry for help and answered our prayers through the incarnation of Jesus in which He became man in order to save us. He saved us from the Original Sin committed by Adam and Eve that corrupted humanity. This is why Jesus Christ, the Son of God, took responsibility for us, His people, by becoming a man and dying a completely human death for the sake of our salvation. Works Cited Pohle, Amanda. "On the Incarnation."
Although, God had more than one solution to the problem of sin by humanity. “Simply in order that through this gift of Godlikeness in themselves they may be able to perceive the Image Absolute,... ... middle of paper ... ...believe it is the most important that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to succeed in bringing salvation to humanity. This could be the most important because without Jesus dying on the cross for us, there would not have been a sacrifice great enough to overcome the corruption that was taking over humans (Athanasius 8). Secondly, by God coming in a human form, we were shown an example of how we are supposed to live our lives being Holy and showing respect for one another as God shows respect for us. This human form was necessary to take because it was the easiest way for us to comprehend and recognize that Christ is Lord (Pohle February Twenty Fourth).
Yet Calvinists say God has either limited the work of Christ to a select few or has limited the Spirit's application of Christ's work to a select few. In either case they limit the atonement unconditionally. Scripture says God wills the salvation of all men (1 Tim. 2:4-6; 2 Pet. 3:9) and that He has provided for all.
So yes, David was guilty of sinning against God. I believe the moral of this story is that we are all guilty of this crime and if we realize how our transgressions are affecting our relationship with God, and repent and turn away from them, God will bless us as he blessed David, and we will praise the name of God as David did.