Gods Great Love
DEAR READER: This message is directed to you, whether you are
religious or not religious, and it is a message from Gods own Word. I am
not interested in giving you conclusions of my own or of any other MAN, for I know of no
one whose authority is equal to the precious truths contained in Gods Word. In 1
Timothy 2:4 we read, God will have all mankind to be saved, and come to a knowledge
of the truth. The creeds of men have changed this to read, God WISHES all
mankind to be saved. What a shame that the religious world has left the plain Word
of GOD for the theories of MAN! Turning to Eph. 1:11, we find that God is not limited to a
wish, but that He is actually operating the universe in accord with the
counsel of His will, and we surely know that neither demons nor men can
defeat the One Who created the universe. I love to think, yes, to KNOW, that my God is not
a weakling, TRYING to do something for man, if man will let Him, as is almost universally
believed. No, my friend, the God of the Scriptures is not only able, but He IS
operating the universe (the all) as HE wills. All in Love.
I hear some one say, Man is a free moral agent. This is just another theory of
man. Gods Word states the very opposite. It is not of him who is willing, nor
of him who is running, but of God, the merciful (Rom. 9:16), and, O Lord, I
know that the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man that walketh to direct his
steps (Jer. 10:23). This is what God says, not what some false teacher thinks, be he
in the pew or pulpit. Gods Word should be final.
What a motto, or guiding rule of life, to follow! What
wonderful simplicity! BELIEVE GOD! That should not be hard for you to do, if you realize
that all is of God -- all power, all
wisdom, all love. In Romans 11:36 we read that ALL is out of God, and FOR Him (2
Cor. 5:18-21 Concordant Version).
if you will believe the following statements of Scripture, you will evade many deceptions
and snares of Satan, who has twisted the Word of God, resulting in the theories of man.
Why not let the theories go and BELIEVE GOD? What did our Lord Jesus Christ say, when
Satan tried to twist Scripture for Him? The reply which caused Satan to flee from His
presence was, It is WRITTEN, It is WRITTEN, It
is WRITTEN. How I wish I could burn that motto, BELIEVE GOD, into your mind and
heart, so that you would never forget it!
2 Timothy 3:16 we read, All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
beneficial for teaching, for exposure, for correction, for discipline in righteousness,
that the man of God may be equipped, fitted out for EVERY good act. Then that is all
we need. (see Jer. 10:23; 1 John 2:2; Rom. 10:20)
1:20 is another Scripture, right to the point, And through Him to reconcile ALL (the
universe) to Himself, whether those on the earth or those in the heavens. This
speaks of the universality of Gods power, love and wisdom, but it is not believed,
as far as I know, by any who hold to man-made creeds. There are many other Scriptures,
just as true and just as precious as the foregoing, which are neglected by the religious
world of today. But, are not the ones quoted sufficient to awaken every reader, who loves
what God has really said, more than the traditions and teachings of man? And should not
Gods words be loved and honored by all who profess to be Christians?
a question for you, dear reader, to answer -- Kindly tell me, do you know of any creed in
Christendom, which embraces or contains these precious statements of Gods Word,
which I have quoted for you? On the other hand, kindly tell me of any man-made creed which
does not DENY them! We should pray for all who have been so blinded as to deny Gods
Word for the traditions of men.
John 12:32 we are told by Christ, Himself, And I, if I be exalted out of the earth,
shall be drawing ALL to Myself. Now this He said, signifying by what manner of death He
was about to be dying (v.33). Why change our Lords statement to the
theological conclusions, that if we, Christians, exalt Christ by our faithful preaching
and zealous work, He will draw some to Himself? Now, do not conclude that I am belittling
preaching, for the believer is an ambassador of Christ. I am urging the
preaching of the Word of God in its purity and simplicity including the Scriptures I have
quoted. Gods methods will draw ALL ultimately to His Beloved Son. He Who is
all wisdom, love and power, is able to subject ALL to Himself, as Philippians 3:21
asserts. Remember that text, and know we have a God who is not only ABLE, but intends to
ultimately draw ALL to Himself, and will, and all the power of Satan and his minions,
together with blinded teachers and preachers, cannot successfully thwart Him.
reason is clearly stated, namely: because HE is operating ALL in accord with the
counsel of His will (Eph. 1:11), and He WILLS that ALL shall be
saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Tim. 2:4). Keeping Ephesians 1:11
always in mind, holds us calm and sane in the midst of the worlds confusion and
we not heard earnest men, ignorant of the Scriptures, imploring, even begging God to save
lost souls. God has no need of man to tell Him what to do! He is more interested
in humanity than you or I could possibly be. When did He ever commission us to beg Him to
save souls? 1 Timothy 4:10 says He is the Savior of ALL MANKIND and will draw ALL unto
Himself in His own good time and way. We are commissioned to preach the evangel, the
good news of what God has done for us, through Christ, and He will attend to
the DRAWING, and the saving of ALL.
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