Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Darkside of God #4


Various words are used to describe the anger of God. Each one builds on the other to present a rather frightening revelation. It is described as ‘heat, fury, fierceness, and wrath’.  Once again we are confronted by the Lord God who is Love, Goodness, Patient and Merciful having a ‘dark side’.

Why would the Lord ‘lose His cool’? What would make the Creator Redeemer God cross the line from tolerance to wrath? The Judeo–Christian Bible holds the key to understanding this problem. The reason the Lord gets angry is to call Him a liar. 1 John 5:10; ‘Those who do not believe in God have made him a liar by not believing in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life

The Lord God of glory spent a lot of time and effort in preparing the World for the coming of the Promised One of Genesis 3:15. Throughout the Judeo–Christian Bible is woven this promise. Hints to His birth (Isaiah 7:14) His character (Isaiah 9:6-7) His mission (Isaiah 53) His birthplace (Micah 5:2) and many, many others references also. Through faithful unknown men and women the scriptures were preserved. When Jesus came into our World He pointed to the Scriptures to verify His credentials. (John 5:39). After the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension the disciples of Christ summed up their message and authority in the words ‘It is written!’ (Read the sermons in Acts 2 onwards).

Therefore when a person deliberately disparages, distorts or denies these testimonies of the Bible they call the God of holiness and truth a liar. They fail to realise that in essence they are saying God has taken on the character of the Devil.  (John 8:44) God is patient. He does give time for a person to apologise and ask for forgiveness. If this isn’t done then the righteous fury of the Lord overflows.

Across the globe today a religious/political system is promoting their view that God has no Son. It also states that Jesus didn’t die on the cross but someone else. It means there is no resurrection or second coming. Other issues of the Bible are also denied or tampered with thereby saying God’s word and therefore God is a liar. The sad thing is that so many weak kneed church goers in pulpit or pew appease such a system. That is apostasy, written about in 2 Thessalonians 2.

How does it describe the ultimate liar? ‘Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? (That is the promised One) This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; everyone who confesses the Son has the Father also.’ (1 John 2:22-23)

The Bible says God cannot lie (Numbers 23:19. Titus 1:2).

Ray (who believes the testimony of God about Jesus, the Son of God) Hawkins

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