26 January 2012

The God of Scripture

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. (Galatians 6:7-8)
And we now declare that the God of Holy Scripture is a God of inflexible justice, He is not the God Whom some of you adore.
You adore a god who winks at great sins; you believe in a god who calls your crimes peccadillos and little faults. Some of you worship a god who does not punish sin but who is so weakly merciful, and mercilessly weak, that he passes by transgressions and iniquity and never enacts a punishment.
You believe in a god who, if man sins, does not demand punishment for his offense. You think that a few good works of your own will pacify him, that he is so weak a ruler that a few good words uttered before him in prayer will win sufficient merit to reverse the sentence, if indeed you think he ever passes a sentence at all.
Your god is no God; he is as much a false god of the Greeks or of ancient Nineveh. The God of Scripture is one who is inflexibly severe in justice and will by no means clear the guilty. “The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked” (Nahum 1:3).
The God of Scripture is a Ruler who, when His subjects rebel, marks their crime and never forgives them until He has punished it, either upon them or upon their Substitute.
Charles Spurgeon
 HT: Apprising Ministries

3 comments:

  1. as Alistair Begg would say it is the wrrrrrrath of God that makes his Mercy Rrrrrrrrelevant! Without it the gospel, the mercy and love of God,l is rrrrrrobbed of its meaning!

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  2. yep, many have placed the seat of authority within their own imaginations making their god and fashioning him according to their ideas of god. Be your own god.. Fashion your image of God in your own image... God clearly said, Thou shalt NOT have any god's before Me" and Thou shalt not commit idolatry."

    Jeremiah 13:10 "They won't obey my word but they will follow the imagination of their own heart.

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  3. guys i have not been a christian that long and my old man looks at this arrogant scrawny false teacher and i am thinking that if this punk were to come to my neighborhood with his manipulative mouth he would not last 5 minutes this kid just looks like a spoiled kid with a cult following. a little punk. there i said it. i would have respected him a little if he had some doctrine to back up his challenge. it's guys like him that keep people from looking at evangelicals with respect. i am now allowing the new man to control me though and the bible says that there will be false prophets i will continue to study the bible and pray for myself and others to stand strong in the age of wickedness.

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