Thursday, October 28, 2010
“The ‘Puppy’ – 101”…Blog.
“The ‘Puppy’ – 101”…Blog.
Recently while speaking… with a friend of mine; he asked me about God and why He judges mankind. He used the analogy of a ‘Puppy’. IF a ‘puppy’ misbehaves; would you ‘damn’ that puppy because he didn’t ‘obey’ you? That was an interesting question and deserves some further investigation. Many people try to equate to God on human terms and use human; ‘Thinking & Reason’. The problem with that is that God, the God of the Bible is ‘Not’… human; Nor does He think and act; like we do.
*** (Isaiah 55:6-to-9) Seek Jehovah [God] = while = He may be found; = call on Him = while = He is near.
(Isa 55:7) Let the wicked = forsake his way, = and the unrighteous man = his thoughts; = and let him = return to Jehovah, = and He will have mercy on him; = and to our God, = for He will abundantly pardon.
(Isa 55:8) For = My thoughts = are not your thoughts, = nor your ways = My ways, = says Jehovah.
(Isa 55:9) For = as the heavens = are higher than the earth, = so are My ways = higher than your ways, = and My thoughts = than your thoughts.
*** (Jeremiah 29:11-12-13) For I know = the purposes = which I am purposing for you, = says Jehovah [God]; = purposes of peace = and not of evil, = to give you a future = and a hope.
(Jer 29:12) Then you shall call on Me, = and you shall go and pray to Me, = and I will listen to you.
(Jer 29:13) And you shall = seek Me and find Me, = when you search for Me = with all your heart.
We can readily see… from these verses and many other in the Bible; that our human ‘Logic & Thinking’ cannot begin to compare with God’s. He created this entire universe and keeps it running, both the “Macro & Micro” Universe. He is Eternal and knows “All”; past, present and future! None of we humans can in any way; compare ourselves to God. He as “Creator of All”… both seen and unseen… has the ‘Absolute Right’… to do what He pleases to do! But did you ‘read’ in those verses… He God… offers His Salvation to ALL…? He offers a way to “Know Him”; to have Him hear your Prayers and that He has an ‘Eternal Plan’… for your Life.
*** (Matthew 11:27-to-30) All things are delivered to Me [Jesus] = by My Father [God]. = And no one = knows the Son [Jesus] = except the Father [God]. = Nor does anyone = know the Father except the Son, = and the one = to whom the Son [Jesus] = will reveal Him [God].
(Matt 11:28) Come to Me [Jesus] = all you who labor = and are heavy laden, = and I = will give you rest.
(Matt 11:29) Take My yoke on you = and learn of Me, = for I am meek and lowly in heart, = and you shall find rest to your souls.
(Matt 11:30) For My yoke is easy, = and My burden is light.
*** (John 14:6-7) Jesus said to him, = I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; = no one comes to the Father [God] =but by Me [Jesus].
(John 14:7) If you had known Me [Jesus], = you would have known My Father [God] also. = And from now on = you know Him and have seen Him.
*** (Colossians 1:12-to-19) giving thanks to the Father, = Who has made us meet = to be partakers of the inheritance = of the saints in light.
(Col 1:13) For He [God] = has delivered us from the power of darkness = and has translated us into the kingdom = of His dear Son [Jesus];
(Col 1:14) in Whom = we have redemption = through His blood, = the remission of sins.
(Col 1:15) Who [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, = the First-born of all creation.
(Col 1:16) For all things were created in Him, = the things in the heavens, = and the things on the earth, = the visible and the invisible, = whether thrones = or dominions = or principalities = or powers, = all things were created through Him and for Him.
(Col 1:17) And He is before all things, = and by Him = all things consist.
(Col 1:18) And He [Jesus] is the Head of the body, = the church, = Who is the Beginning, = the First-born from the dead, = that He may be pre-eminent in all things.
(Col 1:19) For it pleased the Father [God] = that in Him [Jesus] = all fullness should dwell.
“Christ Jesus” created All… and because of this; He has the preeminence over ‘All’. About the “Puppy”… did you create that ‘Puppy?’ Of course not; only “God” created all things! Puppies can “Never – Be Born Again”… by God’s Holy Spirit; “Only ‘mankind’ can!” But God the Father… has ‘provided’ salvation to all mankind; “Accepted by Few… Rejected by Many!” Mankind thinks they know better than God, and thus become god [small-g] in their lives. They have an “Allusion of Control”… which is only an Illusion. Can you control… “Cancer”… should it invade your body? That is a ‘rhetorical’ question. “Absolutely Not!”
*** (Romans 9:20-21) No, but, O man, = who are you = who replies against God? = Shall the thing formed = say to Him who formed it, = Why have you made me this way?
(Rom 9:21) Does not the potter = have power over the clay, = from the same lump = to make one vessel to honor [special] = and another to dishonor [utility]?
*** (Exodus 4:11) And Jehovah [God] = said to him, = Who has made man's mouth? = Or Who makes the dumb, = or deaf, = or the seeing, = or the blind? = Have not I, = Jehovah [God]?
*** (John 9:1-2-3) And passing by, = He [Jesus] saw a man = who was blind from birth.
(John 9:2) And His disciples asked Him, saying, = Master, = who sinned, = this man or his parents, = that he was born blind?
(John 9:3) Jesus answered, = Neither = has this man = nor = his parents sinned, = but that the works of God = might be revealed in him.
I am ‘sure’… that you believe in some sort of Justice; don’t You? If someone robs you, or crashes into your car… and it is ‘not’ your fault; “You want Justice!” Murder and Rape and Stealing and Lying… are all wrong. But ‘especially’ so… if it ‘personally’; happens to you or to ‘one’ of your family members. God has given us His Law… from which mankind has taken many of our ‘Human Laws’. Each legal system is based on some ‘Moral Code!’ Here in America, their hand is only slapped. Many times here the Criminal does “NOT” get his or her… due Punishment. The remaining family members… do not get the Justice they deserve; for the wrong perpetrated towards them.
*** (Ecclesiastes 8:11) Because sentence = against an evil work = is not executed speedily, = therefore the heart = of the sons of men = is fully set in them = to do evil.
*** (Hebrews 10:26-to-31) For if we sin = willfully = after we have received the knowledge of the Truth, = there remains no more sacrifice for sins,
(Heb 10:27) but a certain = fearful looking for judgment = and fiery indignation, = which shall devour the adversaries.
(Heb 10:28) He who despised Moses' Law = died without mercy = on the word of two or three witnesses.
(Heb 10:29) Of how much worse punishment, = do you suppose, = will he be thought worthy of punishment, = the one who has trampled the Son of God, = and who has counted the blood of the covenant = with which he was sanctified an unholy thing, = and has insulted the Spirit of grace?
(Heb 10:30) For we know Him [God] = Who has said, = "Vengeance belongs to Me, = I will repay, = says the Lord." = And again, = "The Lord shall judge His people."
(Heb 10:31) It is a fearful thing = to fall into the hands = of the living God.
God the Father… has provided Salvation through the Finished Work of Christ Jesus. He willing and freely offers it to All Mankind. Mankind is not a ‘Puppy’… but are the Living Creations of God the Father. God chastens [spanks] all those that are really His. And those that are Not His… He has offered them… the Sacrificial Death, Burial and Resurrection of His Son, Christ Jesus… as a payment for all their SIN/SINS… Past, Present and Future! But Most have rejected that… simply bringing Eternal Judgment, forever and forever… in the Eternal Lake of Fire!
*** (John 3:16-to-21) For God so loved the world = that He gave = His only-begotten Son [Christ Jesus], = that whoever = believes in Him = should not perish = but have everlasting life.
(John 3:17) For God = did not send His Son [Jesus] = into the world [The First Time] = to condemn the world, = but so that the world = might be saved = through Him [Jesus].
(John 3:18) He who believes on Him = is not condemned, = but he who does not believe = is condemned already, = because he has not believed = in the name of the only-begotten Son of God.
(John 3:19) And this is the condemnation, = that the Light [Jesus] = has come into the world, = and men loved darkness = rather than the Light, = because their deeds were evil.
(John 3:20) For everyone = who does evil = hates the Light, = and does not come to the Light, = lest his deeds should be exposed.
(John 3:21) But he who practices Truth = comes to the Light = so that his works may be revealed, = that they exist, having been worked in God.
*** (John 1:1-to-4) In the beginning was the Word [Jesus], = and the Word was with God, = and the Word was God.
(John 1:2) He was in the beginning with God.
(John 1:3) All things came into being through Him, = and without Him = not even one thing came into being = that has come into being.
(John 1:4) In Him was life, = and the life = was ‘the light’ of men.
*** (Rev 19:11-to-16) And I saw Heaven opened. = And behold, a white horse! = And He sitting on him was called = Faithful and True. = And in righteousness He judges and makes war.
(Rev 19:12) And His eyes were like a flame of fire, = and on His head many crowns. = And He had a name written, - one that no one knew except Himself.
(Rev 19:13) And He had been clothed in a garment dipped in blood, = and His name is called = The Word of God.
(Rev 19:14) And the armies in Heaven followed Him on white horses, = clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
(Rev 19:15) And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, = so that with it He should strike the nations. = And He will shepherd them with a rod of iron. = And He treads the winepress of the wine of the anger and of the wrath of Almighty God.
(Rev 19:16) And He has on His garment, = and on His thigh a name written, = KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
After reading all this… can you or anyone… Justify “Rejecting” = God’s Precious Gift of Salvation… through Christ Jesus…? Can ‘you’ then say that any of mankind is justified in “Disobeying God’s ‘prepaid’ offer of Salvation? Mankind loves their “SIN/SINS”… and will not come to God… lest their disobedience be exposed.
*** (1John 4:16-to-19) And we have known and believed = the love that God = has in us. = God is love, = and he who abides in love = abides in God, = and God in him.
(1Jn 4:17) In this is our love made perfect, = that we may have = boldness in the day of judgment, = that as He is, so also we are in this world.
(1Jn 4:18) There is no fear in love, = but perfect love casts out fear, = because fear has torment. = He who fears [death] = has not been perfected in love.
(1Jn 4:19) We love Him [God] = because = He first loved us.
*** (Hebrews 2:14-15) Since then the children have partaken of flesh and blood, = He [Jesus] = also Himself = likewise partook of the same; = that through death = He [Jesus] =might destroy him = who had the power of death = that is, the Devil,
(Heb 2:15) and = deliver those = who through fear of death = were all their lifetime subject to bondage [of Sin].
*** (Ecclesiastes 12:13) Let us hear the conclusion = of the whole matter. = Fear God, = and keep His commandments. = For this is the whole duty of man.
(Eccl 12:14) For God = shall bring every work into judgment, = with every secret thing, = whether it is good, = or whether evil.
When you are Speeding… and see a ‘Police Officer’; don’t you “Slow Down”…? But of course! Should you not “Fear God the Father”… Who created all of Mankind… and has provided “Eternals Salvation” in and through… Christ Jesus…? Or do you “Reject His Precious Gift”… and then ask “WHY”… must I go to the Lake of Fire for Eternity?
Heaven & Hell - 101
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.