Written by Christian (JUNE 29, 2014)
A few of days ago a story went viral across the internet. There was a photo with the caption “the moment a gay couple dared to kiss in the face of hate.” In a nutshell these two young ladies attending a gay parade and men next to the road were hurling remarks about hell and sin in their direction, their response to this display of hate was a kiss. After the kiss, Daskauskas turned to the men and asked, “How can you say God hates me when God is the author of love? I don’t believe love can sin.” To which, one of the men replied, “Do you really think God loves you? Is that how you sleep at night?”
This statement by this man grieves me to the very core of my being. Romans 10: 32 – 35 says “He who did not spare his Son, but gave him up for us all – how will He not also, along with him graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those who God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus who died – more than that, who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the Love of Christ?”
God is love and He will pursue every sinner relentlessly till the ends of the earth. After the cross we live in a dispensation of grace, the veil was torn and God looks at each and every one of us through the eyes of his precious Son who died on the cross for your sins, past and future. However, it is man, or should I say ‘the Christian,’ who is driving the sinners away from the loving embrace of our Father by portraying Him as this hateful God who is out to punish and destroy. Christians need to stop seeing God through this veil of religion and focus on the pure, unconditional love of God. We need to show people that no matter what their sin, the love of God is unconditional. Religion has taught us that if we are good we deserve God’s love and if we are bad we do not, the minute we wonder whether we are good enough to approach the throne of grace the enemy exploits this doubt within us and pulls us further away from God as we labour under the impression that we will never be good or holy enough. It is not God who judges but rather sin that separates people from Him. If you die without having repented and believed in His Son then you cannot enter into His holy presence in heaven but God is not a God of hate who condemns people.
In Ephesians 3:17 Paul prays “so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.”
No matter how sordid your past you are God’s special creation made in His image. You were created for fellowship with him and no matter what anyone may say, God is always there, waiting for you to turn and run into His arms. John 3:16 -18 says “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only son.”
If you believe that Jesus died on the cross and took your place, confess your sins to Him and acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God, He will forgive you of your sins and wipe away your past and write your name in the Lamb’s book of life. So many people miss out on this amazing grace because they cannot fathom its simplicity and the unconditional love of God. Once you have done this you can start your walk of sanctification, and even if you screw up and sin again God’s love will continue to follow you and He will always be there to pick you up again. If you are a Christian that believes God hates people then you need so spend some time with Him and align your religious doctrines with His simple principles of love. We need to show the world that we are imitators of Christ and love everyone just as He loves us.
If you are not a Christian and you are reading this, don’t EVER let anyone tell you you are not good enough to approach Jesus and ask Him to come into your life.
The world says burn for your wicked ways, whereas Jesus says come just as you are.