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God Is LOVE!

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By Pastor Jeff,

1John 4:7-8, “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”

God is Love!, whenever we make that statement we have those who question it that’s true, they ask, if God is love why is there such misery in our world today? We hear of Tsunami’s, earthquakes, tornado’s blizzards, there are wars, terrorists’ bombings, shootings, Christians being martyred by the hundreds. You see sickness, death, cancer striking the young and old, and the question is if God is indeed love, how can this be happening?

Atheism is the fastest growing I hate to call it a religion, but that’s what it is, in the world. In the US the rate has grown from 6.7% in 2007 to over 22%, that’s astounding and I think people look at what is happening and think if God created this world and He claims to be love then they rather not believe at all.

We need to realize that the world we live in is not the world God created, in Genesis chapter one God proclaimed it was “good” seven times and finished with this claim in verse 31, “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” So what gives?, Genesis 3:1-5, “Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

It was not God who brought evil in the world but it was man! If we got what we really deserved, we’d be in serious trouble, Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” and what is the penalty for sin? Ezekiel 18:20, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die…” But because God is love, Jesus took this penalty from us, John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whomsoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life” 

I think what shows this Love clearly is that under the law outside the camp was not a very nice place, Leviticus, 4:11-12, “And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and with his legs, and his inwards, and his dung, Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall he be burnt.” Lepers also were kept outside the camp and when a person was sentenced to death they took them outside the camp to stone them, so this is a place of defilement, where disease, waste, and death dwelled, and this is the very place that Jesus Christ was crucified, Hebrews 13:10-12, “We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.”  Oh, how He loves you and me! God is LOVE!

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The Greatest Evidence

transforming-power-of-God   By Pastor Jeff

Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” I recently read the book by Ken Ham called “Already Gone” and am in the process of reading, “Ready to Return”. I was surprised when reading these that how many of our youth are abandoning the faith, according to the Barna Group 61% of young adults who were regular church attendees are now spiritually disengaged, and the thing that was most surprising is that those who attended Sunday school were more likely to doubt the bible, support abortion, premarital sex, gay marriage, believe God used evolution to change one animal kind to another.

What that tells us is that we have not been teaching them how to prepare themselves for the onslaught of evolutionary thought and humanism which they are being bombarded with at school, from the media, and also from their peers. Atheism is one of the fastest growing beliefs in the UK as well as here as we have seen an increase of 10% over the past thirty years. Two popular atheist Richard Dawkins and Neil degrasse Tyson make no excuses for their attempt to wipe out christianity in our world. Mr Dawkins has been quoted as saying that teaching children to accept their families religious beliefs is child abuse. Psalms 14:1 says, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.”

Thanks to Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham, Kent Hovind, Henry Morris, and many others that hold to the Creation event as found in Genesis 1-11 we have some magnificent evidence that the word of God is 100% accurate according to astronomy, anatomy, biology, geology, and the many other sciences. I won’t belabor you with these here as you can easily research it online and from the many books that have been written by these ministries.

So I want to share what the greatest evidence is, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 says this about us,”Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” The bible makes it clear that we are all sinners and men most miserable but verse 11 tells us, “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” We are the greatest evidence, when Jesus Christ can take a life that was being destroyed by the choices we have made and change it completely to someone who those who knew you before wouldnt;t even recognize, that is more evidence than one should ever need! He has made something beautiful out of me and you, let us give Him all the glory! Amen!

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