A significant portion of God’s Word is devoted to assuring men that, as the CREATOR of ALL men, God considers Himself as Our Father.
“And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”
“Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.”
“And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
“In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.”
“Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?”
“Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”
“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.”
As God considers Himself to be Father of ALL Men, God LOVES His children–ALL of His children–right up until the moment He is required to be the PERFECT JUDGE and assign them their eternal destinations according to His Word.
In fact, right up until the moment they pass from this life, God considers evil and wicked men to be FOOLISH CHILDREN.
His foolish children.
“For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.”
And like the loving Father He is, God will attempt to correct His children, NOT condemn them.
But, MOST men will not abide correction from God.
“Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is< brutish.”
IS the reader a respectful child?
OR, is the reader one who insists, “I don’t believe all of that Bible stuff.”
It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 18, 2021.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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