Tuesday, 2 July 2019
In asking that question, they reveal that they do not understand the love of God and the wickedness of sin. God’s love is a holy love, not a shallow sentiment and sin is rebellion against a holy and loving God.
God is loving yes, but that’s not all He is. He’s also a good judge. Should a loving human judge allow criminals to go free? Of course not, if we with our finite justice system think it is necessary to punish criminals in civil court, how much more should an infinite God judge our crimes or our sins against Him. The Bible tells us that God alone is Holy, He the standard of all that is right, virtuous and good, His nature is pure.
Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
Think of it like this, if we were to light a match and we will place a flame next to a dried – out leaf what would happen? Well the fire would consume the leaf? Why? Because they’re different, their natures are opposed one to the other. The same way God and man’s natures are opposite. On the day of judgement sinful man will not be able to stand in the presence of a holy God because of their opposing natures. The issue is not God’s love, the issue is His Holiness. He is described as a consuming fire who dwells in unapproachable light.
For our God is a consuming fire.
God doesn’t want anyone to go to hell.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9
In our evil wicked sinful state there is no way we can approach Him. Our only hope is to somehow take on the same nature as God. We must be Born Again!
When we repent from our sins and put our faith in the resurrected Christ, God imputes His righteousness to us. It’s imperative that we are given this new nature since each of us are headed towards our own personal judgement day. He is coming to judge the world and He will judge the world in righteousness.
Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
God sent His Son Jesus who willingly laid His life down, crucified on the cross and resurrected after 3 days to pay the price to forgive us of our sins, through His precious blood. The Bible says how shall we escape, if we neglect so great gift of salvation.
The problem isn’t with God, the problem is our sin!
How about you? Where do you think you will go after you die, Heaven or hell?