Love Wins (3)

It is true, God is love. But God is also just. And just for fun I have decided to create a list of the other references where it says, “God is…”

So, here is the list, along with the references:

  • God is love- 1 John 4:8-10
  • God is a jealous God who will not share our affection with any other god- Exodus 20:5
  • God is a devouring fire, a jealous God- Deuteronomy 4:24
  • God is an awesome God, greater than any other- 2 Chronicles 2:5
  • God is Spirit- John 4:24
  • God is the one who made the world and everything in it- Acts 17:24
  • God is Lord of heaven and earth- Acts 17:24
  • God is true- Romans 3:4
  • God is so rich in mercy- Ephesians 2:4-10
What does all this mean? It means God is not only love. He is also all of these other things. He is righteous and just. He is sovereign and true. He is rich in mercy, and he also judges when necessary. As Solomon concluded, “God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.”
 
What I’m getting at is this: if you happen to read Rob’s book, I’m afraid you may come away with only “heads” of a 2-sided coin. The “tails” is that God has set up a judgment day. When is that? How does it all work? Who gets to go where? Is there the possibility of changing your mind later, as in after death? I don’t know. I only know its worth your time to look into these issues and make a decision soon. Very soon.
I’ll close with this. A professor of mine, who is a Christian, was once asked to have a dialogue/debate with a prominent Buddhist leader. After a few minutes of dialogue, the Buddhist turned toward my professor and poignantly asked,  “Do you think I’m going to hell?” The room fell silent as everyone waited to see how the Christian would answer. He answered with this, “I’m not the judge. Jesus is the way. And heaven will be full of surprises.”

Published by omerdylanredden

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