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Author Kevin Mullins
Published Feb 07, 2020
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In this age of uncertainty, people are starting to question God’s character. Does He condemn and judge others while commanding us not to judge but to love others unconditionally? Does He torture His enemies for eternity in a lake of fire while at the same time commanding us to love our enemies? Does He spitefully send plagues and pestilence upon people who choose not to love Him while demanding we pray for health and happiness to fall upon those who do not love us? Are we not to live a character like His? Or are we reading the Bible through a mirror which reflects back to us what’s in our thinking and practice? In Jn. 14:9 Jesus said, “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.” When did Jesus ever condemn or judge anyone? When did Jesus torture anyone? When did Jesus kill anyone? Jesus counsels all of us to anoint our eyes with the spiritual eye-salve He is offering so that we might “see” more clearly (Rev. 3:18). Then, as we read the Bible through this new eyesight, the veil of fear and condemnation is taken away (2 Cor. 3:14-16). Thus, as the everlasting loving character of our heavenly Father is truly revealed, we begin to see that God is not against man, but that God and man share a common enemy who seeks to destroy our faith in a Father who loves us with all His heart, and with all His soul, and with all His strength.