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Old 01-29-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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I have said it all along: God is love and God is hate. God will extend love and mercy to those who accept the only way of salvation, the blood of Jesus that stained the old rugged Cross. For those who ultimately reject God's love, then God rises up in hate -- and woe, woe, woe unto those people!

Also, Jesus came as a Lamb the first time, but He will come back the third time as a fierce Lion.

 
Old 01-29-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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I have said it all along: God is love and God is hate.
I can only find "God is love" and "God so loved" bluntly stated in scripture. We know that God hates sin and the arm of the flesh (as I posted earlier), but to say that God hates most of mankind is untrue.
 
Old 01-29-2011, 10:45 AM
 
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Believing that Christ is the Son of God, the Holy One of Israel, and that He died for your personal sins alone grants you immortality. All the errors of doctrine will slowly become repaired in His time, in His fashion. This alone should unite the body of Christ in attempting to self replicate His mercy towards one another and find peaceful solutions coupled with loving dialogue between two disagreeing parties in the body of Christ. By following this hermeneutic, His presence will always be present. We can't falter.
 
Old 01-29-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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I can only find "God is love" and "God so loved" bluntly stated in scripture. We know that God hates sin and the arm of the flesh (as I posted earlier), but to say that God hates most of mankind is untrue.
Ad that little word "So" in "For God SO loved the world", is Huge,and yet we major on the latter part of that great verse of scripture and magnify the word "perish".

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Old 01-29-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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Believing that Christ is the Son of God, the Holy One of Israel, and that He died for your personal sins alone grants you immortality. All the errors of doctrine will slowly become repaired in His time, in His fashion. This alone should unite the body of Christ in attempting to self replicate His mercy towards one another and find peaceful solutions coupled with loving dialogue between two disagreeing parties in the body of Christ. By following this hermeneutic, His presence will always be present. We can't falter.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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Not to sound patronizing, you are walking the narrow way of the truth. Sssshhhhh, not too loud. The ET & UR brigade will surely come after you, be ready!
 
Old 01-29-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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Many are downright patronizing to God, picturing Him wringing His hands in Heaven, and weeping impotently as the world He intended to save goes to Hell, and remains under the dominion of Satan permanently.
That image of God never crossed my mind. At one point God grieved He had created man, but what He did then was far from impotent. He destroyed all but eight individuals.

Genesis 6:6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth--men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air--for I am grieved that I have made them."
 
Old 01-29-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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I can only find "God is love" and "God so loved" bluntly stated in scripture. We know that God hates sin and the arm of the flesh (as I posted earlier), but to say that God hates most of mankind is untrue.
God's love for mankind will turn to hate eventually if the blood of Jesus is trodden underfoot. His hand of mercy is extended for only so long, and then hate takes over.

Jeremiah 16

[1] The word of the LORD came also unto me, saying,
[2] Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.
[3] For thus saith the LORD concerning the sons and concerning the daughters that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bare them, and concerning their fathers that begat them in this land;
[4] They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcases shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.
[5] For thus saith the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them: for I have taken away my peace from this people, saith the LORD, even lovingkindness and mercies.
 
Old 01-29-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Well, I believe the carnal nature (the seed of the first Adam) is God's target of wrath. As He crucified His own Son, so it is with our flesh.

God is not concerned with making us comfortable in this life imo, rather He has purposed to make sons through the trials and fires we face here. I want to side with Him and take each opportunity to ask Him to burn out the old man in me, so that His life is all that remains.

I die daily. (1 Cor 15:31)
Yes, well said, Little Elmer. I have never stopped believing in the wrath of God. It has a specific purpose. And in this life we are walking through a fiery trial - no doubt about it. That's why the "earthly prosperity" gospel has always sounded so preposterous to me ,,, you know the one that says, "God wants you to drive a Rolls Royce and live in a big ol' Mc.Mansion and live to be 105" How anyone ever got such an idea by reading the NT I will never understand!
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