Monday, July 15, 2013

God Hates Sin

Would a loving God Judge Me?

How many times have I heard individuals ask, “Would a loving God really send someone to Hell?” Actually, as I have heard some minister answer, it is more like “God allows them to choose that destiny.” It really is about personal choice, with which God has empowered all humankind. Hell is a real, eternal destination; and many people will choose to go there by choosing to live sinful lives on earth, separation from God’s will and purpose. Still, to suggest that God’s love and His judgment are incompatible aspects of His nature is simply untrue. God loves us all dearly, even those who choose to exclude Him from their lives and thereby choose Hell as their final destiny.
       In his article “Would a loving God judge me?” author Davis Wilson writes, “So what is God like? Well, most people today would happily declare that God is love, and this is indeed a biblical description of God … But that is not the whole story. The Bible tells us that God is holy … When Isaiah … heard the angels crying ‘Holy, holy, holy,’ he responded by saying, ‘Woe is me, for I am undone …’ (Isaiah 6:5).
       “The Bible also tells us that God is just … Unfortunately, this creates a major problems … because if God judges us according to His righteous standard, we would all be destroyed … The only way God can be just and forgives us our sins is if the penalty we deserve is borne by someone else …"
        Jesus Christ has paid the price for the judgment of our sins, but we must accept His gift and embrace the salvation He has provided.

By Richard M. Davis

God loves the sinner, but will not tolerate the sin. If anyone goes to Hell, it is because they earned their way there. Hell is their reward for living a sinful life while they were alive on earth.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


God's Character
  • God is jealous over His deity (no other gods before him). He is the only God that should be 
  • worshiped. There are no other gods beside him.
  • God is jealous over His sovereignty (no other power above him). God is the creator of all things. There is no problem that he cannot solve.
  • God is jealous over His own people. (We are His people). God wants us to love and trust him. He wants us to fully rely and trust in Him.

With God’s help
  • All our sins are forgiven. When we ask God to forgive our sins they are forgotten, gone, removed, done away with and therefore nonexistence
  • God gives us power to tread upon our enemies. God will fight every battle with us. During the battles He will never leave us. We will have the victory at the end. 
  • Death cannot keep us from God's presence. The reward for sin is death. The FREE gift from God is everlasting life.

God’s ways are equal

Ezekiel 18:21-23 “But suppose a wicked person turns away from all the sins that he has done. He obeys all my laws and does what is fair and right. He will certainly live. He will not die. All the rebellious things that he did will not be remembered. He will live because of the right things that he did. I don’t want wicked people to die.” declares the Almighty Lord. “I want them to turn from their evil ways and live.

God does not want anyone to die in their sins, but He wants everyone to freely turn to Him for everlasting life. 

Matthew 24:14 “This Good News about the kingdom will be spread throughout the world as a testimony to all nations. Then the end will come.

Everyone will have the opportunity to turn to God at least one point in their life! Life is short, but eternity if forever! Where will you spend eternity?

Created by: Jocelyn Jones

References: Davis, Richard. Lessons from History for Christian Living. Summer 2013. Hazelwood: Word Aflame Publications, 2013. 48-52. Print.