“So change the way you think and act, and turn ⌊to God⌋ to have your sins removed. Then times will come when the Lord will refresh you. He will send you Jesus, whom he has appointed to be the Christ. Heaven must receive Jesus until the time when everything will be restored as God promised through his holy prophets long ago.” (Acts 3:19–21, God’s Word Version)
When my children were too young to know the seriousness of some of their decisions there was no way I was going to let them do something or get somewhere that would harm them, especially permanently… God will not do less for his children.
Neither will God The Father allow Himself to be backed into an inescapable corner or situation by an enemy that could hold His children eternally hostage in order to inflict unimaginable suffering on them. As I said above, He will not allow you to do it to yourself either; that wouldn’t be a very good father would it. God does not have any unfixable problems or people. Do not forget; God is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, all-sovereign or he is not God. Jeremiah quoted God saying “Nothing is too hard for God” Also Jesus said “Nothing is impossible with God” and the subject was the salvation of people.
Oh, you say “but all are not God’s children!” Really? Where pray tell me then did they come from? Evolution? a cosmic accident? Do you think they are animals or don’t have souls and spirits? God is the Father of all spirits, yes, that’s in the Bible. I honestly cannot understand the reasoning behind this thinking of eternal conscious torment if you consider yourself a believer in the real God of all creation.
All God’s children may not come to the family gatherings or have a good relationship with the family – because they feel they don’t fit in, and maybe they don’t; we all have our stuff to work through… or feel they are not wanted or maybe simply choose not to – yet; they will eventually see the light and come around. They all are still God’s Children therefore are cared for, loved, and under His watchful loving eyes and the Father will never give up on them. No, God will not fix everything, there are lessons to be learned. Yes The Father will bring correction; although unlike our correction we use on our children, His will not fail to accomplish that for which it is sent, God cannot fail. Even though punishment is sometimes necessary, He does set limits in his divine loving providence by mercy and grace through Christ.
Unless you think some of the above unreasonable assumptions about our origin; I cannot understand how you cannot see that all people are God’s children. Therefore since God loves all, IS in fact the very source and essence of love, wants all to come to an understanding of the truth, be saved, sent Jesus Christ to “save the world” Who will not fail in this mission, He cannot fail! All will eventually come home – even the straying prodigals, misguided troublemakers. Yes even the downright evil ones will succumb to the furious heat of our Father’s red hot love. (In the Lake of the fire of His love – hint: look up the meaning of all the Greek words associated with the lake of fire and brimstone and their roots…) Think: “The Gates of the City will never be shut” (Rev. 21:25) why? Why are there some outside? The Father’s door will always be open to those that decide to come home!
“And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation 22:17, NKJV)
Praise God Almighty, Glory in the highest in Christ! Amen!
Yes, that’s all in your bible. I’ll give you chapter and verse although I would rather you do a little bible study on your own looking up these phrases so you can see with your own eyes in your own bible. You also may say; yes but there are other scriptures that contradict this. I say, God does not contradict Himself…
Rainy day musings,
Dennis D. Caldwell
“For I will not contend forever, neither will I be angry always, for [if I did stay angry] the spirit [of man] would faint and be consumed before Me, and [My purpose in] creating the souls of men would be frustrated.” (Isaiah 57:16, AMP)
“Then shall the dust [out of which God made man’s body] return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return to God Who gave it.” (Ecclesiastes 12:7, AMP)
“Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, …” (Numbers 27:16, AMP)
“for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’” (Acts 17:28, NKJV)
“one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Ephesians 4:6, NKJV)
“Who remembered us in our lowly state, For His mercy endures forever;” (Psalm 136:23, NKJV) Anyone who says there comes a time when God’s mercy ends is just plain wrong.
““Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. I have sworn by Myself; The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, And shall not return, That to Me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall take an oath.” (Isaiah 45:22–23, NKJV)
“so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow —in heaven and on earth and under the earth— and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10–11, NET)
“… no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:3, NKJV)
“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (1 Timothy 2:3–6, KJV 1900)
“He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” (1 John 2:2, NIV)
“And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.” (1 John 4:14, NKJV)
“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29, NKJV)
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:17, NIV)
“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”” (John 12:32, NIV)
“And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.” (John 12:47, NKJV)
“But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”” (Luke 18:27, NKJV)
“‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.” (Jeremiah 32:17, NKJV)
“For God has consigned (penned up) all men to disobedience, only that He may have mercy on them all [alike].” (Romans 11:32, AMP)
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:18–19, NKJV)
“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” (1 John 4:8, NKJV)
“Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” – And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”” (Revelation 21:5, NKJV)