DOES GOD LOVE YOU?
I well remember those words
from a song we sang at summer Bible School when I was about ten or
twelve year old. Yes, we know God loves us because the Bible tells us
Probably the most oft quoted
and recognizable verse in all the Bible is John 3:16 which reads:
But WHY does God love us and
the world? Some think God loves for no reason at all, which makes no
sense at all. God has reasons for all that He does, including loving
Aside from the fact that the
Bible tells us that God loves us, God may have numerous reasons why He
loves us. But there are two very profound reasons for God's love that
are not openly stated to be reasons for His love, yet they are. However,
few have ever comprehended these two reasons for God's love. There is
something about the world and about you individually that are cause for
God's love. Yet neither one of these reasons has anything to do with any
contribution from us. Both reasons are out of God.
SHOULD GOD LOVE US?
Is there anything natural and
inherent in humanity that is loving and desirable?
Everyone loves new born
babies because they are so innocent and helpless. But we are all
familiar with what happens 24 months later -- "the terrible
twos," where innocence, helplessness, and cuteness seems to give
way to loud, rebellious, outbursts of selfishness. But we continue to
love them hoping to love them OUT of their terrible-two stage of
development. Likewise, God puts up with humanity even in his terrible
twenties, and terrible thirties, because God knows that at whatever
point He desires, He can bring all those terrible ones to repentance and
change. But God does not love humanity in his carnal and
The old shop worn platitude:
"Just as I am" has no place in the Word of God. God will not
accept you "just as you are" regardless of how many thousands
of pastors and evangelists tell you differently. We have all fallen
victim to the unscriptural statement that "God hates sin, but
loves the sinner." Oh really? And does anyone have chapter and
verse on that? I think not. Let us now take a look at man's condition of
"just as he is," just as God sees him.
NATURAL MIND OF MAN HATES GOD AND LOVES SIN
When the Scriptures speak of
the "carnal mind" of man or "the flesh" of man, it
is speaking of his spiritual condition and attitude, until God converts
such a person through a spiritual process of repentance.
We have many statements which
confirm the weak and sinful condition of the human heart. Here are but a
"For all have sinned, and come short of the
glory of God" (Rom. 3:23)
"Now the works of the
flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication,
uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance,
emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, "Envyings, murders,
drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you
before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such
things shall not inherit the kingdom of God" (Gal. 5:19-21)
"The heart is
deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked : who can know
it?" (Jeremiah 17:9)
"Because the carnal
mind is enmity [hatred] against God: for it is not
subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be" (Rom. 8:7)
"What then? are we
better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews
and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; As it is written, There
is none righteous, no, not one. There is none that understands, there is
none that seeks after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are
together become unprofitable; there is none that does good no NOT ONE"
"But we are all as an
unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;
and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have
taken us away" (Isaiah 64:6)
"For God hath
concluded them all [both the Jews & Gentiles -- that's all
humanity] in unbelief, that He might have mercy upon all"
Notice that God will need to "have
mercy upon all" because "all have sinned." God
made the human race, and He made them spiritually weak, and as such are
not able to obey the spiritual laws of God. Eve failed her first test.
God told them what they could and could not eat. Eve immediately gave in
to her "lust of flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life"
when Satan presented her the opportunity. This weak spiritual mind and
heart of Eve did not develop over a life-time of sinning, but was with
her from her beginning. It therefore, behooves God to take away man's
stony heart and convert his carnal mind after they have served God's
purpose in the spiritual development of man. Paul gives us a detailed
description of man's natural makeup:
Seriously, how could God love
"adultery, witchcraft, drunkenness, and murder?" He couldn't,
and neither does God love people while committing such crimes.
We are told:
So, does God really
"love" such wicked & deceitful people?
The Bible answers:
STARTLING REVELATION: GOD HATES SINNERS
There is no Scripture which states that God hates everyone even though everyone sins:
when sinning becomes a way of life, and the sins are of a certain
magnitude and grossness, God hates the sinner as well as his sins.
Here are some examples:
So what is there about man
that God loves? He hates man's sin and He hates the man who commits the
sin. And that IS the way all human beings are. So what is left for God
There is one Scripture that
some might think contradicts the many Scriptures above stating that God
hates sinners, and that verse is found in Rom. 5:8.
Doesn't this verse prove that
God does love us, even while we are continuing to sin? No, it doesn't.
It may sound that way, but let's take a closer look.
DIED FOR SINNERS AND FOR THEIR SINS
Christ died for sinners:
Christ died for our sins:
If Jesus "died for
SINNERS," doesn't that prove that He loves sinners? No. He also
"died for our SINS." If dying for sinners proves God's
love for sinners, then likewise, dying for our sins would prove God's
love for our sins, but God hates our sins. Most of us are familiar with
There is a solution to why
Christ died for US SINNERS, and OUR SINS -- two things which God hates.
Notice carefully, that Rom.
5:8 does not say that God loves sinners, or loves us while we are yet
sinners. It says that God "commends His love toward us...
while yet sinners."
means to "introduce or exhibit." Yes, God
"introduces" His love toward sinners while they are yet
sinners, but He does not actually love them while they are sinning. God
cannot both hate sinners (which many Scriptures attest to including
those quoted above), and love sinners at the same time. God's Word does
not contradict. God's love for humanity before the cross resided in the
fact that all will be brought to repentance due to His workmanship, and
God sees things not only as they are, but as they WILL BE. It was what
God saw that man would BE, in the future after repentance, that He
If Paul wanted to tell us
that God loves sinners while they are yet sinning, he would have simply
said so, such as this: "God loved us while we were yet
sinners." Or even more directly like this: "God LOVES
SINNERS." But God only "commended" or
"introduced" or "exhibited" that love ahead of time.
Paul makes this simple to understand 16 verses previously where he
states, "...God calls those things which be NOT as though
they WERE" (Rom. 4:17). And since we are told at dozens of
places in Scripture that God is the Saviour of all men, His love and
sacrifice on the cross covers all sins, for all people, for all time.
SALVATION OF ALL IS 100% CERTAIN
Why should submitting His Son
to a brutal beating and crucifixion "please Him?"
The Hebrew word translated
"bruise" means: "to crumble; beat to pieces, break (in
pieces), bruise, contrite, crush, destroy, humble, oppress, smite"
(Strong's Hebrew Lexicon). Read that again... Think about that for a few
minutes... How could such human devastation, depravation, and cruel
degradation, to One's only Son possibly "PLEASE" His Father?
God had to know that what He was doing would not produce the slightest
failure. Such an unfathomable sacrifice could only be justified if it
produced 100% total success and perfection.
God was not taking a chance
by sacrificing His Son "while" we were yet sinners,
"before" we ever repented, because God knows that salvation is
totally in His hands and not in the hands of humanity. If repentance,
conversion, and salvation was up to us, God could not be sure that one
single person would ever repent and be saved. Here are but a few of the
reasons that the salvation of the whole human race is totally dependant
upon God and God only:
And this is how God knew that
Christ's sacrifice would not be in vain. The Scriptures couldn't be any
plainer: Salvation is from God, and out of God, and therefore failure is
impossible. And even our Christian walk AFTER God performs all of the
above, is of God, not of ourselves:
Yes, Jesus loved Paul as He
saw he would BE after He struck him down on the road to Damascus. THAT'S
the "Paul" that Jesus loved, not the "SAUL" that was
slaughtering and persecuting His followers.
It is the goodness of God
that brings sinners to repentance:
And you probably thought that
you "free-willed" yourself into repentance. If we think that,
then we "despise the riches of His goodness and forbearance
and long-suffering [patience]." And I don't think
any of us wants to be guilty of "despising the riches of His
And a major part of God's
goodness is His Judgments which bring righteousness to all humanity:
"judgments" means the same thing as "righteousness"
in this context. Notice Gen.18:25:
That's right, "do
right" is translated from the Hebrew word "judge."
Amazing! When God causes the inhabitants of the world to do what is right,
they will learn righteousness, and will therefore be righteous,
and God will save them all.
God's judgments work
miracles, and when needed they work miracles extremely fast. Example:
Paul was on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians, but Jesus
blinded him in the light of His GLORY and Paul fell on his face, "trembling
and astonished said, 'Lord what will YOU have me to do?" God
knocked the persecution out of Paul in a matter of seconds. Was Paul's
conversion any less real because it was initiated by God rather than by
Paul, himself? I assure you that Paul had no intention of going to
Damascus to worship the Lord.
The point of this example is
to show that God can convert any human being He desires, and He can do
it very quickly. So for God to convert the entire world -- all humanity,
is not an impossible task for our God. And no, God does not need to
force man against his will to repent. It is not God's force and
punishments that bring men to repentance, but God's goodness:
SETS THE STAGE TO SHOW WHY GOD LOVES THE WORLD
God used the capital of the
Greek world, Athens, for the site of a major revelation concerning His
relationship with humanity, their judgment, and final salvation.
When Paul was chased out of several cities for his preaching of Christ, he came to Athens and preached daily in the market place, where certain Epicureans and Stoics encountering Paul asked: "What will this idle babbler say?" (Acts 17:18). Others accused him of teaching "strange gods" because he preached Jesus and the resurrection. They then brought Paul to the Areopagus (the high judicial council of Athens) where they wanted to hear more of Paul's strange teachings.
Thus begins Paul's sermon:
And so God uses the pagan
worship and pagan religion of the pagan Greeks to reveal Himself as the
maker of the world and all things, the Lord of heaven, the giver of
life, and that He is not worshipped with hands or found in temples made
Paul then shows where these
pagan Greek Athenians, and by extension all people on earth, figure into
God's plan and purpose for humanity. We will now show God's connection
with humanity and why He loves them.
Paul told the Athenians that
the God that was UNKNOWN to them, was in fact, the very God that Paul
himself worshipped. And being the great teacher and psychologist that
Paul was, he used their own superstition to show them Who the True God
really is. So Paul shows them their origin, their connection with God,
and their final destiny.
There is the answer as to why
God loves the world.
"offspring" in this verse is from the Greek word, genos (from
which we get our word genealogy), which Strong's Greek Lexicon defines
as "kin." And kin is "One's relatives, family,
kinfolk." Yes, we are of the same race, kin, relatives, and family
as God Almighty! A few other Versions of Acts 17:28 are:
Have you ever meditated on
this profound truth? WE ARE GOD'S KIN! I can trace my genealogy back to
Joris Jansen De Rapalje, the first of four named families to settle
Manhattan Island, New York in 1623. But that's barely 400 years. All of
us one day will be able to trace our genealogy clear back to Adam and
Eve and then to The Lord GOD ALMIGHTY the Creator of the universe and
the Creator of the Human Race. This is not figurative language. This is
not a metaphor. This is not spiritual symbolism. We really are of the
kin, race, and genealogy of God Almighty!
Luke's gospel traces Jesus' genealogy through His mother Mary's father. Does that genealogy end with Adam and Eve? No it doesn't. Let's read it:
Likewise, ALL of our
genealogies will take us back through our parents, grand parents, great
grandparents, etc., etc., until we come to our Truly GREAT Father, not
Adam, but GOD! WE ARE ALL OF THE RACE OF GOD!
When a mother gives birth,
she is reproducing herself; she is giving birth to someone like herself;
she is producing a person in
her own image and likeness; and hence this child is now of the mother's
race, kin, genealogy, relatives, children, and family. In similar
fashion God brought into existence humanity.
While it is true that we do
not presently live together with God as a family, it is nevertheless, a
fact that we are presently a member of God's family, kin, and race. And
it's just a matter of time until we are all united as one Family of God:
Can you not feel an emotion,
a longing in God's words when He speaks of the future He plans with His
people? Well listen again: "And I heard a GREAT VOICE out of
heaven..." Why a "GREAT" voice? Why not just a voice?
Because this is a GREAT announcement by God Almighty. The Greek word
translated "great" means "exceedingly, loud, mighty,
high, strong." "BEHOLD, the tabernacle of GOD IS WITH
MEN,..." "Behold, LO, listen, SEE." Why? Because
God Almighty is going to make a grand and glorious announcement. He will
make His HOME WITH MANKIND! God
is coming to live with us. "...and He will dwell with them, and
they shall be HIS PEOPLE..." "His" has a definition
of "of him." These are "people of Him." They are of
God's race and kindred and therefore they are "people of Him"
-- of HIS RACE, not His "possessions" like so much chattel. "...and
God Himself shall be with them, and BE THEIR GOD" (Rev.
God did not create some kind
of creature with higher intelligence than the plants and animals so that
He could communicate with them. Humans are not just some kind of play
things for God. God did not create some kind of aliens when He made us.
We are the extension of His family, His kinfolk. We are God's CHILDREN
-- we are the expansion of God's RACE!
Although these verses show
the actual family relationship taking place at a yet future date, that
doesn't mean that it is not already a reality, seeing that God "...calls
those things which be not as though they were" (Rom. 4:17). And
we also have this reassuring statement of John where he states: "...NOW
are we the sons of God" (I John 3:2).
These pagan Greeks lived and
died for centuries not knowing who "THE UNKNOWN GOD" was. So
of what value is this new information from Paul to all those millions
that have passed on in ignorance? Are they doomed and lost forever? No,
Paul covers the plan of God for all people for all time in this short
section of Scripture. He tells them that all nations are of "ONE
blood," and therefore are all of one race -- the race of God,
God's offspring or kin. He appeals to their sense of national pride by
showing that even their own poets recognized that humanity is the
offspring of God.
And what is it that Paul is
instructing them to do with this knowledge concerning the identity of
their "UNKNOWN GOD?" Paul instructs them that they are
now to "repent" (Ver. 30). That's fine for them, but
what about their relatives and loved ones who have passed away? Doesn't
John 3:16 say that God loves "the WORLD?" Well, Paul
instructs them that:
The resurrection gave them
hope, and so some of them believed when they heard about the
resurrection because that gave them hope of a future salvation.
Those who "believed"
Paul and repented will be in the resurrection that judges the rest of
the world in that appointed day, and those who "mocked"
will be among those who will receive that judgment. Judgment is what
bring repentance and righteousness to all humanity:
This verse surely shows God's
love for the entire human race "the inhabitants of THE
Up until now, most of the
inhabitants of the world are not learning righteousness, even though God
blesses them with the same favors that He pours out on the righteous (Ver.
10). But that will all change in the resurrection to Judgment when:
God sees things not only as
they are, but as they will be. Do we really think that our heavenly
Father will be an unequivocal failure as He is presented by the Church,
when it comes to rearing His Own Children? Seriously, does anyone really
believe such a thing? If the majority of humanity is hell-bound, what
does that say regarding their Mentor and Father?
God was pleased with Abraham
because He knew he would train up his children to obey God (Gen. 18:19).
Paul instructed the fathers to not provoke their children to wrath (Eph.
6:4), and God admonishes everyone to "Train up a child in the
way that he should go: and when he is old, he will NOT depart from it"
(Prov. 22:6). How is it then that the Church teaches God will loose MOST
of His race, His kin, His family, His Sons and Daughters, His children,
and punish them in some ungodly terrorist hellhole of fire for all
Yes, it is necessary to
accept and believe in the Name of Jesus Christ, but the point is, God
will see to it that this will universally happen when He sets His hand
to save the world in righteousness through His Judgments. Then and only
God has declared with His Own
Now then, is it therefore
within the realm of possibility that He will NOT have all men saved? How
could God's pleasure, His purpose, His counsel, His plan, His will, and
His desires, all FAIL when it comes to saving all of His Children? Does
God's Word agree with the teachings of the Church that His greatest
pleasure in bringing all His Children into His family and kingdom will
It is blasphemy to believe
that God's desires are merely unattainable weak wishes! If God has
thought it, written it, commanded it, desires it, IT WILL BE DONE!
If the statements above
inspired by God through the pen of Isaiah are true, then the statements
of hundreds of thousands of Christian theologians are FALSE. For
orthodox theology teaches that most of humanity will indeed NOT be
saved. That God will NOT do all His pleasure, and yea, even though God
has spoken it, He will NOT bring it to pass, and although God has
purposed it, He will NOT also do it!! Wow! How could anyone so pervert
the Word of God to such a degree? Don't you be guilty of such a gross
God does not make idle
promises or statements that He cannot keep:
God loves the human race, and
God will save the human race -- ALL OF IT!
We will now answer the
question, "Why Does God Love YOU" as an individual. That is,
why does God love you individually, particularly, and in some ways,
exclusively? Yes, you are a member of God's family, and a member of the
human race, and for this God loves you. But there is more. Should God
fail to save you so that you would be lost for ever, God would then
suffer a loss which no other person on earth could fill. There is
something about you, personally, and individually that God desires. And
that something is the very reason you exist and will continue to exist
eternally in the family of God. What could that be?
Let's notice what God has to
say about Himself, for it has a direct bearing on you:
Time and again God informs us
that He is Almighty, All-knowing, All wise, All loving, the only
Creator, our Redeemer, our Hope, our only Saviour, our heavenly Father,
and "beside Him there is no God, and there is none like Him."
And this description of God by God is an indicator of how and why God
created you. (Even though we are all born through the natural process of
a nine-month gestation period in a mother's uterus, many Scriptures show
that God takes credit for our existence by stating that we are His
"creation." Psalm 102:18).
So each of us individually
are "the creation of God." That being true, there must be a
reason He created you as you. There is not one person on earth that is
here by accident or unknown of by God. If God knows the number of hairs
on your head (Matt. 10:30, which changes every time you brush your
hair), then God knows a lot about you -- He knows EVERYTHING about you.
Though similar, we are far from being "like" God, even though
we are created in His image and likeness. In all categories of
intelligence, God is far far superior to mankind, whether it be
strength, knowledge, wisdom, virtue, etc.
So what is there about you
individually that can be found in no other person? Why does God need you
when He has so many billions of others? Surely there can be nothing in
us individually that is lacking in all other persons on earth, is there?
So why can we possibly be of such great value that God would die for us?
each of us? What do you have that none other can fulfill?
And the answer is: Your
"Unique" is defined
as: "Being the only one of its kind. Without an equal or
equivalent, unparalleled." Whether you recognize yourself as being
unique does not change the fact that you are, beginning with your very
fingerprints. No two eyes are identical, nor teeth, or DNA. Every
singer's voice is different. Every writer has his own unique phrasing.
Every composer has unique features in his music. Every painter is
unique. Each person walks with his own unique gait. Have you ever seen
two identical sunsets? Are there really "identical twins?" Ask
I'm sure we could go on for
hours. Everyone is unique in God's eyes and therefore is important to
God. God needs you as an individual just as much as He needs the whole
human race collectively.
What mother could be happy
knowing that she would have to give up just one of her children for all
eternity? Neither would God be happy knowing that He lost one of His
children whom He created to be unique in all the universe. And so, just
as the Scriptures tell us that there is "none LIKE Him," there
is none like YOU. You are the only person exactly like you on earth!
There was a popular song back in the forties with this line: "There
will never be another you." Most of us are familiar with the poem:
NO MAN IS AN ISLAND:
If a stranger can say that
"any man's death diminishes me," how much more diminished
would be the Creator and Father of a lost son or daughter be? There is
no such thing as just "any man" in God's universe. We are ALL
God's kin, His race, His Children, His SONS & DAUGHTERS!
Be clear, however, that
although you are unique among humanity, there is nothing about you that
makes you BETTER than anyone else. But your uniqueness makes you
precious to God. All my life I have heard that "all Chinese look
alike." Not true. If you don't believe me, ask any Chinese mother.
Uniqueness is found everywhere in God's creation:
Let's start with the heavens. Astronomers tell us that there are billions of stars, yet we are told that:
It would be a
major feat if man could someday know the exact number of stars, but God
not only knows how many there are, He goes further by naming them all.
What we learn from this is that all of the stars must be different,
(unique), or there would be no sense in each having its own name. I Cor.
15:41 gives us a glimpse into one way the stars are unique:
And down here on earth, there
are likewise billions of unique things. Look at the variety in nature.
Not only do we have thousands of species, but we have hundreds and
sometimes thousands of varieties within those species. I have a
wonderful little Shi Tzu puppy. Maybe most people could not tell my
Shih Tzu from thousands of others, but I can. My Shih Tzu is unique in
ways that maybe only I can see, And not only could I pick him out of a
crowd of thousands, my little Caesar could pick ME out of a crowd of
thousands. He is unique.
Suppose we liken the human
race to flowers, tulips, white tulips. Every single person on earth
would look like a white tulip. How boring would that be? Suppose God
said, "Okay, you don't all have to be white tulips, some of you can
be red tulips, or yellow tulips, or blue tulips. That's better than all
white, but we would still all be tulips. I hope you see my point.
God made millions of flowers,
millions of shades, millions of sizes, millions of shapes, and millions
of fragrances. Shape, size, color, and fragrance make flowers unique,
and add interest and beauty to our world. And
likewise, God made millions of people, and each has features that make
each person unique. Once all of the selfish carnality is removed from
man's heart, the human race will be the crowning pinnacle of God's
creation. And each one of us will contribute something unique to the
splendor of this achievement.
God's heart and mind is set
on uniqueness, variety, and differences. Out of the three primary
colors, God can make billions of different shades. Out of just seven
notes, there is the possibility of billions of different and unique
melodies. Think of the prospect if God were to increase the number of
primary colors to ten, or a hundred, or a thousand? Think if God
increased the number of notes from seven to hundreds or thousands? It's
mind-boggling what God may have in store for His children. Here are a
God knew how many and what
kinds of children He wanted to surround Himself with for the rest of
eternity, and you (personally) figured into that plan.
Yes, you were "for-known"
before you were ever born
God's family, God's plan,
God's universe would not be complete without YOU! No one can take your
place. There is one of you and there will always only be one of you. You
need to think about this and meditate on it. Too many people feel that
their life is of little if any value. That's not true, you are so
incredibly important to God that Jesus Christ voluntarily laid down His
life on the cross, not because your sins had some power over God's life;
not to pay some divine debt that you owed God, not to appease the wrath
of God, not because He had to die for you, but because GOD LOVES YOU,
and He would do anything to prove His eternal love and devotion for HIS
FAMILY AND CHILDREN, of whom you are totally unique.
Listen, God made this
creation for His Own pleasure (after all there was no one else around
when He created this place):
ARE GOD'S WORKMANSHIP
We are not responsible for
either of the two reasons why God loves us. Eph. 2:10 says that we are
"His workmanship" ("achievement" might be a better
word, in that it means "something accomplished successfully). And
God's ultimate plan of universal salvation certainly points to a
successful accomplishment. We are God's achievement because it is He
that made us of His kin, His race, and it is He that made us unique. We
have a part to play in God's plan, but rest assured that the final
result will be God's achievement. We can be appreciative, and we can
love God back for making us unique and putting us into His family. It
should be comforting to everyone that  We will all be in God's
family. God will not loose one single son or daughter and we will not
loose one single brother or sister.  There is something so unique
about each and every one of us that only we can fulfill.
We Christians often tend to
be so self-righteous that we just cannot believe that the worst of
humanity could ever be a child of God in His family and in His kingdom
for all eternity. Can you not comprehend, for instance, that God would
be somewhat diminished for all eternity if the Apostle Paul would fail
to be in His Kingdom and Family for all eternity? Of course He would,
yet at one time, the now Apostle Paul to the Gentiles was the worst
sinner that ever lived. At least Paul thought he was the worst of all:
I presented a variety of
versions of this verse to show just how dogmatically Paul felt about his
sins toward the Church. He was not humbly exaggerating his atrocious
It's one thing to kill out of
jealous rage, or self-defense, but to murder honest and good people of
high moral character simply because we do not like the way they worship
is hard to fathom. And yet, that is what Saul (who changed to
"Paul"), did. And so for this and other reasons Paul thought
of himself as the worst sinner who had ever lived. What would the
Christian world think of Saul/Paul had he never been converted? He would
be preserved in the pages of New Testament Scripture as one of the most
evil and despicable persons that had ever lived. Do you ever meditate on
Where would we be without the
Apostle Paul to the Gentiles? When people ask me why I believe the
Scriptures, one of the first answers I give them is this: "I
believe the Scriptures because the Apostle Paul believed them." I
have such a high regard and admiration for the honesty, character, and
sheer genius of this man, that I can't help but believe what He
believed. When he says he saw the resurrected Jesus, I believe him,
because I believe that Paul would never lie after his conversion. Paul
Paul is undoubtedly the
greatest spiritual giant in the New Testament. Yet he once was the
greatest enemy of God and the Church. Would God ever conceive of losing
this man as one of His sons in His Kingdom? Why can't we learn from this
example? Why do we refuse to believe the Scriptures?
Paul who was admittedly the
greatest enemy of God and the Church is now awaiting a wreath of
How hard was it for Jesus to
convert Paul from the greatest enemy of the Church and the greatest
persecutor of Jesus, into the greatest Apostle of all time? It took a
flash of light and maybe two to three seconds! Jesus Christ converted
His greatest persecutor and the greatest enemy of the church in two to
three seconds, but the Church teaches that God cannot and/or will not
convert many mediocre sinners in a trillion centuries. It is not only
blasphemous to degrade our God like that, it is insanity!
There was no way God
would fail to have Paul in His Family and in His Kingdom, and there is
no way God will fail to have ALL HUMANITY in His Family and in His
Kingdom, and that includes YOU -- the only one like you in the entirety
of the universe!