God Can Give Nothing But Blessing And Goodness

Hi, there! It is true, with God being ABSOLUTE and TOTAL love (1 John 4:8,16), it is IMPOSSIBLE for Him, and Christ Jesus, to give forth anything but blessing and goodness,as contrary as this may seem at times….for example, what God allowed to happen to Job in Chapters 1 and 2.

Here is an excerpt from the SPIRIT OF LOVE by William Law ( the full article is at http://www.passtheword.org/DIALOGS-FROM-THE-PAST/love1.htm ):

” (God) can give nothing but Blessing, Goodness, and Happiness from himself because he has in himself nothing else to give. It is much more possible for the Sun to give forth Darkness, than for God to do, or be, or give forth anything but Blessing and Goodness.”

Because the Father and Christ Jesus allow such a magnitude of suffering to have existed and to exist in the world during these “ages” is actually a testament to that Divine Love. And keep in mind, all the suffering, misery and horrible conditions that have existed and are existing in this world are a result of Satan being the ‘ruler of this world’ (Please see the Post by this same title), as well the acts of evil and sinful humans. God and Jesus allow it because They can use it to bring about Their glorious purpose at the conclusion of the ages. (Please reference the Post “All Creation Will Be Saved”.)

It is a ‘blessing’ and it is ‘goodness’ that They let us incur (limited) suffering when we sin and also when we suffer as a result of the sins of others as well as the Adversary’s satanic ways. God and Christ Jesus allowed sin to enter the world so that we could experience the painful and disastrous results when ANYTHING and EVERYTHING  are not done in accordance with Their will and Their way. (Please reference the Posts “Suffering” and “Why Should We Suffer For Adam and Eve’s Screwup!!!” for further clarification and additional Scriptures on this.)

Even the torment and anguish the worst of  sinners will experience after the Great White Throne Judgment is actually described as “chastening” by Concordant Literal NT and “correction” by Rotherham’s in Matthew 25:46 (this same Greek word [kolasis] is translated the exact same way by these two versions in 1 John 4:18). Also, the first definition listed for ‘kolasis’ by Strong’s Concordance is “correction”.

In other words, it is a ‘correcting’ and ‘chastening’ to bring about a right from that which was wrong, and NOT just a “punishment” involving pain and suffering  with not beneficial results.

And, their ‘chastening’ and ‘correction’ is ONLY “eonian” (Concordant), “age-abiding” (Rotherham’s) and “age-during” (Young’s), and is NOT “eternal” or “everlasting” as a majority of the Bible versions mis-translate it.

God invented “tough love” and this is a ‘blessing’ and true ‘goodness’ for these sinners when they are finally brought around to become a part of the “all” when God is “All in all” (1 Corinthians 15:28).

NOTHING comes to Christians that is not for our ultimate good and blessedness (Romans 8:28), and this is likewise true even of ALL Creation at the end of the ages (again, 1 Corinthians 15:28).

ALWAYS keep in mind Romans 8:18: “For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory about to be revealed in us”. (Modern Young’s Literal Translation) Again in 2 Corinthians 4:17: “for the momentary lightness of the tribulation in a manner more and more excelling is working out for us an age-abiding weight of glory”. (Rotherham’s)

As well, remember that God: “is giving us all things richly for our enjoyment” (1 Timothy 6:17).

God will balance out our human sufferings with our human enjoyments as He and Christ Jesus know best how to do….where even the sufferings will bring about what is revealed in Romans 8:28.

Oh, and let us remember, Job came out FAR BETTER at the end of his ordeal as revealed in Job 42:5-6, 12.

How blessed and fortunate we Christians are, as well as  the ENTIRE Creation, to have such a God, the Father, and Savior, Christ Jesus, as this….which we take for granted  far too much.

All the best, in Christ,

Fred

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Why Should We Suffer For Adam and Eve’s Screwup!

Greetings!

Let’s face it….humanly speaking, if God was really fair He would have given each of us our own chance to be tested in the Garden of Eden. As it is, we have to SORELY suffer for what our FIRST PARENTS did. That is, inherit these decaying, mortal bodies that are PROGRAMMED  to lean toward sinning in every way possible (Romans 7:18-20), not to mention also inheriting a heart (the very center and controlling factor of our actions) “that is deceitful and desperately wicked above all things” (Jeremiah 17:9). GOOD GRIEF: thanks first mom, thanks first dad for such a nice inheritance!!

If the truth be known, God PURPOSELY set Adam and Eve up to fall for that forbidden fruit routine, and EXPECTEDLY sinned.  He did this to introduce sin and death to the creation for His Divine Purpose. Actually, God could have set any one of us up, also….and ultimately gotten each of us to sin, as well. Of course,He can justify doing this because He is going to use it ALL for the GLORIOUS BENEFIT of us ALL….eventually!

Quite simply, God and Christ Jesus INVOLUNTARILY subjected the creation to the vanity and pain of this life (Romans 8:20) so that ALL of creation might EVENTUALLY ENJOY and appreciate the UNIMAGINABLE  GLORY that will be revealed when God is ALL in ALL! (Romans 8:21; Corinthians 15:28)….each coming to enjoy this in their own order. Believers are the  first fruits (James 1:18) of ALL who will be saved; thereafter, the rest of creation at the “end” (of the ages) when Christ has subjected ALL under His authority. (1 Corinthians 15:22-24)

This will eventually lead to ALL of creation coming to the APPRECIATE, to HONOR and to LOVE God and Christ Jesus for Who They are as well as for what the creation will come to experience in its final and glorious state….because of Them. The experiences of this life are to teach us how horrible life is apart from Them and what happens when we do anything apart from Them. Some will learn this lesson when they are “chastised” after the Great White Throne Judgment. Rotherham’s Emphasized Bible puts it nicely in Matthew  25:46: ” And these shall go away into age-abiding correction”. (NOT “eternal punishment” or “eternal torment” as many translations have it….THIS IS A TOTAL MISTRANSLATION!)

What we are going through now is NOT worthy to be compared with what ALL of us will experience then. (Romans 8:18; 2 Corinthians 4:17….this applies to believers as well as to the ENTIRE creation).

Please refer to the Posts on “All Will Be Saved”  and “Eon vs Forever” for more details concerning this WONDERFUL and TRIUMPH truth.

Later, in Christ,
Fred