God tells everyone to forgive those who had hurt them. Willingly forgiving Christians of their sins, and because He has forgiven Christians they are to forgive others. Although the world’s reasons to forgive other are valid, they are all but selfish reasons to take the initiative to forgive other people. God is an almighty and powerful God whom Christians are to fear. Although God loves all of his children, He could still use his power for bad but He chooses not to do so.
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.
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.
Emotions touch every part of our lives and can control different aspects of us if we are not trusting the God we say we love. Jesus said in Matthew 11, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Jesus said that He would help lighten the load, but He never said that it was going to be easy. As Christians we need to love and trust Jesus in every way so that we can deny ourselves, while still finding value in ourselves, and let the Holy Spirit work through us in every circumstance.
Towards the end the accounts however, the characters go in search for God’s blessing, unlike their early counterparts they demand or challenge God and their enthusiasm is rewarded. The different episodes show the gradual change between God and humanity. Throughout the accounts in the Bible God has loses favor with man, and this loss of favor is due chiefly to man’s failure to obey God’s laws. God’s selection of His chosen people reflects clearly God’s love for the early patriarchs. God did love the later characters, but towards the end of the accounts God loses a tremendous amount of faith in humanity.
Jesus does it and I am called to be like Him, so I am also called to intercede for others. I will pray the Word daily because it is my reasonable service. Romans 12 will be my platform: “To love and respect others and while rejoicing in hope; being patient in tribulation; and continuing instant in prayer”. To be more like Christ is my goal and “It is not the will of the Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish (Matthew 18:14)”. For it is truly Christ to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2).
For one thing we now have the gift of eternal life. Another powerful weapon we now have is prayer – John reminds us that God listens to His children! We can be confident to ask and receive of Him knowing that, when our hearts are His, what we want is what He wants. We are also told to pray for those who sin, meaning to pray on behalf of them – that God would touch them with His life. John ends with a warning though, not to let our guard down.
When things seem to be at its worst its Jesus who carries the burden for me. Today’s culture takes advantage of the love Jesus has to offer, selfishness seems to be the normal act of today’s society. My Christian worldview helps my personal decisions I make with my family and career. I remember to treat others like I want to be treated (Luke 6:31, King James Version) even when other treat me unsatisfactory. My purpose is to minister to others how great God is, and to testify about the miracles he’s worked for me.
This will guide you to a stronger belief in God. Like Saint Augustine all his sins made him praise to God who mercifully directed his path and brought him out of misery and error. Overall, he wants his audience to believe that God is the creator of everything and most importantly the savior in all of us. However, times have changed and that the confession was written a long time ago. Nowadays many people don’t have a religion because people are more open with their feelings.
I also question what he does because of my own personal reasons that happened in my life. But I have been told if you do not wonder or question his grace then you will never break through as a Christian because you will sin and act like nothing ever happened. Windsor Village worship service with Pastor Caldwell opened my eyes to more than I imagined with my religion, but he also gave a better understanding to the questions I always needed answered. This was a great way to learn about God.