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The Abuse of John 3:16

Unconditional love? Is there such a thing? Could you love someone who doesn’t love you back? Would that be the epitome of what perfect love is.

If God loves is unconditional, why would he send someone to hell for not obeying him. I hear that all the time.  Things like, “What kind of God is that,  if you don’t do what he wants he’ll send you to hell .  That’s not unconditional love.  If it’s unconditional He’ll love me no matter what. Jesus love sinners, the broken, the failures and losers. It’s the kind of people whom society have rejected, the murderer, liar,thief and prostitutes. All the sinners Jesus called have all one thing in common-they repented of their sins. From Zaccheus to Paul.

People love to quote John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” This verse have been abuse so much that it’s like a magic potion to make us feel a little better when we sin or worse’ when we’re about to commit sin. They never mention the proceeding verses which is from 17-21, “for God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”

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God’s love is unconditional not because we commit sin intentionally and freely, rather that in spite of our weaknesses and failures, the wretch creature we are. He still sent His one and only son to prove to us how much he value us. There’s no relationship in this world that doesn’t involve a set of rules and standards. Look at parents and their children. Or a couple. Without it everything is chaos.

So, when you hear someone saying to you or to others regarding John 3:16, do not forget that there is a judgement. Do not rely on what other people has to say or those shares on social media that it’s okay to continue on sinning. Read the bible yourself, meditate on it and pray. Without repentance, without change then all your hearing is just a simple motivational speech.

Jesus said himself,”Don’t call me Lord if you don’t follow what I say.”

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Death, The Doorway to Judgement

Being born to this world seems like eternity. It gives you a false sense of immortality, remember when you were young. Now that you’ve grown older, life is indeed short and fragile. You might even think that death will never happen to you. None of us dare to talk about it. It doesn’t matter what race or class are you. It is taboo. And yet it is everybody’s destination. There’s  planing for all kind of things. From  careers, birthdays to anniversaries but no one plans for death.

Our world today is no better at all. Wickedness abounds. The norm now is what wrong is right and what right is wrong. To make it worse the masses are embracing it. And people wonder why everything is changing from worse to worse.

Once in a while or maybe oftentimes you ask yourself this question, “Where is God? Does he even care.” You know like the way He did in the Old Testament. Parting the red sea, making the sun not setting. Sending fire from up above.  All this wars going on. Perversion is at all time high, at every level of society. Liberty is diminishing. Tyranny is flourishing. Being righteous means  persecution and curse. The wicked is ever been bolder. They’re getting rewarded and they’re ruling. As for myself I ask the same thing too, “Where is God?”  I admit that they’re times that I feel He doesn’t exist.

I could give you the history of wickedness this world has endured. From the ancient times to our modern world. We say this is the 21st century. We have peace and live in harmony. Do we really? Have you check the news lately? How many people are dying due to greed and power. If you think about it nothing has change. Nothing is new under the sun. It’s a different name but it’s still the same beast.

It is frustrating that there seem to be no justice. So frustrating that you’ve done doing good and standing for what is right. You keep hearing that voice in your head, “Just give up, you’ve lost.” After all why would you care if they don’t care at all.

I’ve seen and read about men who thought that they could reign forever.  Thinking they always be in their prime – young, youthful, and vigorous.  Then suddenly that day have come.  Barely can walk, confined to a bed.  Reminiscing all the days of being in power.  But now all those are gone.  Reality finally sets in that everything has an end.   Death is at the door and it is waiting all along.  Is there time for redemption?  Or remorse?  Or to even repent?  Grave will swallow it all and everyone will be judge right in front of God’s throne.

 

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Judgement Through Biblical Standard

I was washing the dishes, when suddenly it came to my mind how each and every one of us look just in the sight of our own eyes. Majority of the population are law abiding citizen. How many times we say to ourselves, “I’m glad I’m not like that guy or gal.” A lot of us are so immerse in our physical world, trying to outdo each other. From the point of being born and raise, we’ve always been taught to strive for more. Better job, more money, perfect family or whatever that will satisfy our cravings. These things become a focal point in our lives. It becomes a passion.  The driving principle that permeates our life, to the point that we forget that everything in this world are  temporal. We always think that nothing will ever happen to us. That all is well, we never thought that today could be our last day. How many times you’ve seen someone judging others  according to what they have and not according to their character. For instance, wives whose love for their husband growing cold because of financial reasons. A friend of mine whose family went cold toward him because his business went bankrupt. It is true indeed, what the Bible said in Proverbs 14:20, “The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.”

Let’s stop justifying ourselves to our own standard and comparing ourselves to other people. Rather, we should be held accountable base on God’s standard. We should always be humble, slow to speak, and quick to listen. The people who really care for you are usually the ones who stay with you through your deepest trials. It’ll be a surprise on the judgment seat when you see the people who suppose to go to heaven are not there and the one who aren’t supposed to be there are the ones that are there. Lastly, we should stop judging for the Bible said, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” (Matt. 7:1KJV).

In closing, I hope you read this verses from Luke 13:25-27. Let us meditate and think about this, and stop judging other people. Rather, let us come toward God with a humble heart and be not arrogant and proud.