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Summary: TO TRY TO EXPOSE SOME MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GOD

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IS GOD A MONSTER? DARWIN PRAYED THAT HIS DAUGHTER MAY SURVIVE THE TERRIBLE SICKNESS THAT SHE WENT THROUGH. HIS DAUGHTER DIED. DID HE BECAME ANGRY WITH GOD? MAYBE. THIS EMOTIONAL STATE COULD HAVE BEEN THE FUEL BEHIND THE THEORY OF EVOLOTION. (WELL IT IS JUST A THEORY, RIGHT?). ANYHOW, MANY PEOPLE BLAME GOD FOR SO MUCH SUFFERING IN THE WORLD. BUT HOW CAN WE LITTLE CREATURES COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THE INFINITE MIND OF AN INFINITE BEING? SOMETIMES WE DON'T UNDERSTAND GOD'S WAY. LOOK CAREFULLY AT ISAIAH 45:7. THIS VERSE TELLS US THAT GOD CREATES PEACE AND PHYSICAL CALAMITY. FEW OF US WHERE AWARE THAT GOD WAS CAPABLE OF THAT! SOME OF US JUST SEE GOD AS A GOD OF LOVE, BUT IN GOD THERE IS ALSO THE ASPECT OF HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS. IS GOD LIKE THE JOKER FROM BATMAN? WHAT I MEAN IS THIS: DOES GOD REJOICE IN THE SUFFERING OF OTHERS? DOES HE TAKE DELIGHT IN THE CALAMITY OF THE WICKED? THE JOKER DELIGHTS IN CAUSING CHAOS IN GOTHAN CITY. HIS PLEASURE IS TO DO EVIL. GOD DOES NOT TAKE PLEASURE IN MORAL EVIL, BUT HE CERTAINLY DESTROYS THE WICKED IF THE WICKED DOES NOT REPENT. IS GOD LIKE THE GREEN HULK THAT CAN NOT CONTROL HIS WRATH? REMEMBER, GOD'S HOLY WRATH IS A RIGHTEOUS WRATH! SOME PEOPLE SAY: HOW CAN A GOOD GOD KILL SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT. SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE HE KILLED IN THE LAND OF CANAAN. WELL. DO YOU KNOW ALL THE FACTS? DO YOU SEE HOW THOSE HEATHEN SACRIFICED THEIR BABY CHILDREN TO THE FALSE GODS? THEIR HILLS AND MOUNTAINS WHERE FULL OF LITTLE BABIES BURNT AS BURNT OFFERINGS TO THEIR GODS. DID THIS PEOPLE DID NOT DESERVE SUCH RIGHTEOUS DESTRUCTION? LOOK HOW MUCH ABORTION THERE IS IN AMERICA AND IN CHINA. IF IT WAS NOT FOR GOD'S MERCY HE WOULD HAVE HAD WIPE OUT THIS TWO NATIONS OUT OF EXISTENCE. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY BABIES ARE KILL DAILY THROUGH ABORTION? AND THE EXTRANGE THING, I THINK, IS THAT OUR TAX MONEY GO TO SUPPORT THAT ATROCITY. IS GOD LIKE JUDGE JUDY? HE IS SEVERE, BUT HE HAS A GENTLE FEMALE SIDE? GOD IS NOR FEMALE NOR MALE, HE IS SPIRIT! AND YES HE IS A JUDGE, A RIGHTEOUS ONE.YOU SEE, WE CAN'T BLAME GOD FOR THE STATE OF THIS WORLD. I BLAME ADAM AND EVE AND US! YES, US! IT IS SIN WHAT HAS BROUGHT CURSE UPON THIS EARTH! YOU SEE, GOD CAN CURSE PEOPLE. I BET NONE OF US HAVE SEEN GOD LIKE THIS BEFORE. OF COURSE, HE CAN'T CURSE HIS OWN CHILDREN, SINCE CHRIST BORE THEIR CURSE ON THE TREE OF THE CURSE (THE CROSS). ANYHOW, THEIR ENTIRE WORLD, SEPARATED FROM CHRIST, IS UNDER THE CURSE OF THE LAW. YOU ARE BORN ACCURSED INTO THIS WORLD. THIS IS HARSH, BUT IT IS THE TRUTH. AND EXCUSEME FOR BEING SO CLEAR, BUT WE NEED TO GET OUR FACTS STRAIGHT. NOW, IS GOD LIKE SAINT CLAUSE, AND OLD MAN THAT REWARDS YOU IF YOU DO GOOD AND DON'T GIVE PRESENTS TO THOSE WICKED CHILDREN THAT DO NO GOOD? WELL, SALVATION IS NOT BASED ON GOOD WORKS. IF IT IS BASED ON GOOD WORKS, THEN CHRIST'S DEATH WAS IN VAIN. YOU SEE, ALL OF US DESERVED "HELL". IN THE COURT OF HEAVEN, ALL THOSE SINS THAT WE CALL LITTLE SINS ARE BIG OFFENSES IN HEAVEN. OUR SINS, WHETHER THE SO CALLED SMALL SINS, ARE CRIMES IN HEAVEN. ALL OF US DESERVED ETERNAL DESTRUCTION! YET GOD SENT HIS SON TO DIE FOR US! GOD DOES NOT SAVE US BASED ON OUR GOOD WORKS, BUT BASED ON THE GOOD WORK OF HIS SON AT THE CROSS! MANY THINK THEY CAN EARN HEAVEN, THEN WHY CHRIST DIED FOR? IS GOD THE COMIC BOOK "SUPERHEROE" PUNISHER? NO. GOD REVENGE IS A HOLY REVENGE. VENGEANCE IS THE LORD'S. IF THOSE WHO PERSECUTE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE COMMUNIST COUNTRIES, DON'T REPENT OF TORTURINGS THE CHURCH, GOD WILL DESTROY THEN. GOD WILL AVENGE HIS ELECTS. GOD DOES NOT LIKE WHEN ARROGANT BLIND FANATICS ABUSE HIS CHILDREN. GOD DOES NOT LIKE ABUSE. HE WILL DESTROY THE WICKED FOR THE LOVE OF HIS CHILDREN. YES, GOD CAN DESTROY THE WICKED, SINCE HE CAN DESTROY THE SOUL AND THE BODY. NOW, IS GOD A COSMIC CHEF, FRYING PEOPLE IN "HELL"? WELL, I PERSONALLY DOUBT IT. WHAT DOES GOD GETS BY SEEING PEOPLE BURNING FOREVER AND EVER? IT MAKES NO SENSE TO SEE GOD TAKING DELIGHT IS TORTURING PEOPLE FOREVER AND EVER? SOME SAY THAT HELL IS ETERNAL, BUT WAS NOT THE "FOREVER AND EVER" THE LANGUAGE OF THAT DAY? MANY THINGS IN THE BIBLE THAT WERE MEANT TO BE SYMBOLS AND PERSONIFICATIONS ARE TAKEN LITERALLY! I BELIEVE IT IS SUFFICIENT JUSTICE JUST TO DESTROY WICKED PEOPLE OUT OF EXISTENCE. EVEN THAT IS AN ACT OF MERCY! OR TELL ME, WHICH ONE IS BETTER TO BE BURNING FOREVER, OR NOT TO EXISTS AT ALL? NOW, IS GOD A HUMAN? MANY TIMES WE HUMANIZE GOD, AS IF HE WAS LIKE US! HIS MIND IS INFINITE, SO LET US NOT PUT HIM DOWN. NOW, PAUL SAID THAT THE SUFFERINGS HE EXPERIENCED FOR FOLLOWING CHRIST (THOSE SUFFERINGS WHERE PERSECUTION, NOTICE THAT PLEASE) WERE LIGHT IN COMPARISON WITH THE WEIGHT OF ETERNAL GLORY. YES, GOD MAY ALLOW HIS CHILDREN TO SUFFER PERSECUTION ON THIS EARTH FOR A WHILE, BUT HEAVEN IS INFINITE PLEASURE! THE PLEASURE WILL BE SO INTENSE IN HEAVEN, THAT THE MEMORY OF PAIN WIL BE WIPE OUT! THAT IS A COMFORT FOR THOSE SUFFERERS OF CHRIST. NOW, MONSTERS ARE UGLY. IS GOD UGLY? NO WAY. EVEN IN HIS WRATH, HE IS BEAUTIFUL. (AND I DON'T MEAN ETERNAL WRATH!). BELOVED, GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING. LET US NOT BLAME HIM, SINCE WE DON'T KNOW ALL THE FACTS. IF WE KNEW EVERYTHING, THEN WE WOULD BE GOD! BUT SINCE WE ARE NOT CREATOR, WE ARE NOT INFINITE. ALL OF US HAVE GOTTEN ANGRY AT GOD. WE ASK HIM WHY? SOME OF HIS CHILDREN GET ANGRY AT HIM AND EVEN INSULT HIM, YET HE KNOWS THAT HIS CHILDREN DON'T MEAN IT. HE LET'S THEM REALEASE THAT INNER FRUSTRATION FOR A RELIEF. BELOVED, GOD IS NOT A MONSTER, GOD IS A GOD, THE ONLY GOD. GOD IS GOD. AMEN.


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