How Do You See God?
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins – I John 4:10
I can’t get over how many people still see God as an ogre after they have accepted Christ (Romans 10:9-10).
Many people do not understand the full impact of what Jesus did. Not that we will ever have a full revelation of it here on Earth.
If they did, they wouldn’t live in constant fear of God.
We, as human beings, could not and cannot live up to God’s standards. We are not capable of doing so.
So God sent Jesus, who was sinless and blameless, to become sin, to become every sin we would ever commit (2 Corinthians 5:21).
The punishment for sin is death (Romans 6:23) And Jesus died on the cross in our place.
At the cross, He died for our sins. If He only died for past and present sins, then we would be left out because all ours sins were future.
Our salvation is based solely on Jesus and Jesus’ sacrifice alone (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:9).
I believe in repentance, which in the Greek means to change your mind, but I also know that when Paul (1 Timothy 1:10) and John (Revelation 21:8) are talking about murderers, liars and the such going to hell, they are not speaking of us who have accepted Christ.
God is no longer looking to punish for our sins. He has judged all our sin at the Cross in the body of Jesus.
And when we truly grasp what Jesus did without seeing it through the eyes of what we can add to be saved, we won’t want to willingly sin.
To say we can save ourselves is pure arrogance on our part because we can do nothing with Christ (John 15:5).