SUNDAY STUDY: ‘It Is Finished’

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“Anything that belittles or obliterates the holiness of God by a false view of the love of God, is untrue to the revelation of God given by Jesus Christ.”

The sentence above was taken from Oswald Chambers’ teaching notes to students at The Bible Training College in London around 1913. And, how true it is.

This false view of the love of God is a necessary condition/belief in the false faith and new doctrines the world eagerly seeks to believe about God. When it is said that God is love, and love wins in the end, what is really being said is that the overriding attribute of God is ONLY Love. This is a way to avoid the other tougher and harsher side of the coin: that God has standards and exercises judgment and yes, He is Love, yet He is also: Holy, Eternal, Just, Unchanging, Omniscient, Perfect, Sovereign, Faithful … He is not just only Love. God has set in the Scriptures commands, standards, and principles which govern what humanity does or does not do.

Our Creator God is the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, the God of the Bible, of Holy Scripture.  Just as He is One, yet is in a perfect Tri-unity with the Son and the Holy Spirit, He is also full of multiple attributes, flowing in parallel with each other, each one equal in its perfection. So that, God’s Judgment is just as perfect and eternal and strong, as His Love.

The religions of the world are gathering together into the One World Religion that will serve Antichrist.  If Satan teaches that God’s love is the only predominant attribute He has and it is unconditional and universal, does the Bible teach the same thing?  Is the God of the Bible identical to the god of the false religions?

Why do we try so hard to remove the issue of our Lord Jesus Christ’s rule (lordship) and salvation? Jesus Messiah came to save men from their sins, and He will come again to establish His rule over a fallen world. When we repent and turn to Christ in faith, we must understand that we receive Him as Savior and Lord.

The opposite of this Truth is the New Age persuasion mainstreamed today: God is only Love, let’s focus on that and peace and unity; and not talk about sin, Jesus Christ and His blood, the Cross, Resurrection, forgiveness, Redemption, salvation, judgment, hell, damnation.

False worship wants a “god” that man can control, it believes all men are ultimately saved, a “Universalist” salvation, because no God Who is only Love could ever punish someone in Hell for eternity.

“a better god has been discovered, one who is neither offended nor angry nor inflicts punishment, who has no fire warming up in hell, and no outer darkness wherein there is shuddering and gnashing of teeth: he is merely kind.”

That is why the Gospel message, the Name of Jesus and His redemptive work, is being removed from churches today. The doctrine of the Atonement is very objectionable, not at all fashionable. We can believe in a god without having to come to faith in Christ Jesus. Without Jesus, we can look directly at a god of our own making who will love us and bring all of us to be with Him in eternity.

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