Correct Doctrine 8


GOD THE FATHER

3. We Believe that God rules over the universe, His creation.

3.1. God is a compassionate being, regarding all of creation with love, concern, and affection. (Luke 12:6-7, John 3:16, Zeph. 3:17,Rom. 5:5,8, 8:39, 1 Cor 2:9, Eph. 2:4, 3:19, 5:2, Titus 3:4, Jas. 2:5, 1 John 3:16, 4:7-9, Jude 1:21)

Not too hard to understand. God created the Universe. It belongs to him.

It is unique that so many religions lacked a caring, loving God until Christianity presented Him. Judaism showed Him to the world first. Then, as Christians beheld Him in the flesh, in awe and love, we try to show Him to the World.

“God loves you so much, He came in the Flesh and suffered and died for you. He knew your sins separated you from God, so God paid that price for you.”

Of course, the Gospel message (which is what this is, of course) is empty without reflecting on God’s Judgment. It pronounces how great God’s love for us really is.6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? 7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7 (KJV)

Read the verses below, and think about the awesome love of God.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (KJV)

17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 (KJV)

5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Romans 5:5 (KJV)

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (KJV)

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39 (KJV)

9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 (KJV)

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Ephesians 2:4 (KJV)

19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Ephesians 3:19 (KJV)

2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. Ephesians 5:2 (KJV)

4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Titus 3:4 (KJV)

5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? James 2:5 (KJV)

16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 1 John 3:16 (KJV)

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 1 John 4:7-9 (KJV)

21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Jude 1:21 (KJV)

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Author: philipdean2013

Seminary graduate with a Ba. in Theology/Pastoral Studies, Happily married, Independent Baptist. I can't keep silent about what I see going on in Christianity any longer! Apostasy reigns around us, churches are sliding into worldiness, a whitewashed Gospel is preached everywhere... "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV) So, I'm speaking out. ...Why aren't you???