There are a group of people that live only 15-30 minutes away from my home. These people have big signs that say, “God HATES America” and other such things. After seeing these people for the first time, I wondered what to do with or think of them. God surely does not HATE America. Yes, he hates our SIN but not us. Surely, he would not have sent his son to die for us if he hated us. He loves us dearly and tenderly wraps his loving arms around us. Sometime those loving arms correct us, discipline us, that’s what loving arms do (John 3:16 “For God so loved the WORLD that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”)
So, what should we think of these people or others who say they speak on behalf of God yet contradict the Word of God? This is something I am committing to prayer and examining in my own life to make sure that I do not ever speak against His Word.
I must confess, it frustrates me to see people vocalize their ideas and present them to the world as Truth. If you do not know whether or not they are wrong, go to Scripture and see what GOD says. I do not care about what these people say, I want to know what God thinks. We can preach against them all we want, we can send them emails, letters, we can protest too if we want but do you really think that will convince them of truth? It wont. It will just feed the flesh and confirm in their minds what they believe. It is only the Holy Spirit that can convince each of us of Truth.
John 16:12 – 14, “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.”
This verse is just one of the many that speak of the Lord’s forgiveness and love. I believe that punishment will come but I also believe that there is a kind and loving God behind that punishment waiting for us to reach out to him again.
Hosea 14: 4 ~ I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
I am not doing this subject justice and maybe one day I will expound on it more.
Until our next chat…
These are other verses that speak of Truth.
Psalms 85:9-11, Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land. Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Psalms 57:9-11, I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations. For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.
1 John 4:5-7, They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
Psalms 25:4-6, Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy loving kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: