What do you know about God? – Part 2
When we say that God cannot change it does not mean that He will not forgive the sinner or backslider who genuinely repents of his sin and returns to Him. Neither does it mean that He will continue to be merciful and gracious to those who flout His commandments. He is the God of mercy and justice. “Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.” He is impartial, and really have no favourites.
God is so impartial that He cannot punish the father for the sin of the son; neither will he punish the son because of the sin of the father. Those who have given their lives to the Lord and resolve to faithfully serve Him have nothing to worry about, not even the curse from any man.
But many so-called believers who are ignorant of the Scripture lay much emphasis on generational curse, forgetting that “The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.”
Every individual is responsible for his sin. God has not predestined the salvation or condemnation of anyone, and those who teach such do err. Salvation is personal, and God will judge every man according to his work. “And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.” Sinners and backsliders can come to the Lord today and receive pardon because He is impartial and merciful, and His love expressed through the Lord Jesus Christ, is so immense indeed.
“The Lord is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” The love of God for man is so great. By offering His only begotten Son, He proved His immense love for humanity. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The love of God, forgiveness, salvation and eternal life are available for anyone who believes and accepts Christ as Lord and Saviour. His grace is also available to enable us live the victorious Christian life. This is the day of His mercy and love. Turn away from evil and turn to the Lord so that you will enjoy His abundant blessings.
Further Reading (King James Version): Genesis 18:23,25; Psalm 99:9; Isaiah 6:1-3; Habakkuk 1:13; John 17:11,25; 1 Peter 1:15,16; Revelation 4:8; Psalm 119:89; Deuteronomy 24:16; Jeremiah 17:9,10; 31:29,30; Ezekiel 18:1-4,20,30-32; Romans 2:6; Galatians 6:5; 2 Corinthians 5:10,11; 1 Peter 1:17; Revelation 20:11-15; 22:11,12,17. John 3:16-18,36; 1 Timothy 2:3-6; Romans 5:6-10; 2 Peter 3:9.
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