GODS love proven unconditional30-03-2016 - Posted by Andre Piet
7 For hardly for the sake of a just man will anyone be dying: for, for the sake of a good man, perhaps someone may even be daring to die, 8 yet God is commending this love of His to us, seeing that, while we are still sinners, Christ died for our sakes (…) 10 For if, being enemies, we were conciliated to God through the death of His Son, much rather, being conciliated, we shall be saved in His life… -Romans 5-
GOD’S love is proven to be unconditional. There is not a more horrible display of enmity than the cross of Golgotha. That is the place where the world nailed Gods Son to the wood. It is against this dark background that God’s love shone like never before. No enmity so great, or Gods love will surpass it. Because three days after the murder of His Son, God raised Him out of the dead to give the Life to this same hostile world. Life that is incorruptible!
22 For even as, in Adam, all are dying, thus also, in Christ, shall all be vivified. 23 Yet each in his own class… -1 Corinthians 15-
GOD reconciles the world to Himself (2Cor.5:19; Col.1:20). I.e. He turns enemies into lovers of Him. Through the cross God convinces the world of His love. Enmity or alienation appears to be no barrier to be reconciled… On the contrary, it is a prerequisite! To be healed, you must first be sick. To be saved, you must first be lost. And to be reconciled, you must first be hostile or alienated. But if the death of the Son of God already has the power to reconcile all enemies with God, how much more is the resurrection of the Son the guarantee of Life, salvation and justification (Romans 5:18)! No one excepted! Indeed God does not forsake the work of His hands. HB