The One Who created everything and Who gave His Word, did all He did with a purpose and out of love.
The Bible teaches us that
“God is love.” (1 John 4:8)
Everything God does is motivated by love.
Out of love created man in His image also with the intention to have a good relationship with man. He wanted man to fit His creation and to have a nice and great life in a peaceful world. He did not have the intention that His creatures would have to suffer. But because of the rebellion of the first human beings, out of love God did not destroy them but gave the world into their hands. Man was allowed to make something of the world God had given in their hands.
Think about this:
If you had the power, would you remove all the suffering and injustice in the world?
When there is enough empathy in you and when you some part of the love of God in you, you would.
What about God?
God didn’t stop humans when they chose to rebel and do what is bad. As a Father He told His children that they had done wrong. He has the power to start all over again or to create new beings. But He gave His human beings the chance to create their own world. He even allowed them to do it in their own way.
So when something bad happens, we should remember that God didn’t make it happen. It would be unfair to blame God.
He has the power, and because he loves us, he will remove all suffering and injustice. There is a very good reason why God has not yet stopped bad things from happening. In later postings we will talk about that and show you that it is part of God’s love that man got so much to say about the world and was or is so free to do with the world, what he wants to do with it.
You can be sure that God loves us and that He is never to blame for our problems. In fact, He is the only One who can solve them. — Isaiah 33:2.
God is an exceptional eternal Spirit Being, set apart or holy. (Isaiah 6:3) Everything He does is pure, clean, and good. We can not say we can trust every other human being. But with God we can find Someone Who keeps to His Words and promises. So we can trust him. Humans are not like that. They sometimes do wrong things. And even the most honest ruler does not have the power to repair all the damage that bad people do. No one has as much power as God has. He can and will repair all the damage that has been done by bad people. He will remove all evil forever. — Read Psalm 37:9-11.
One day the world shall be convinced that He alone has the solution for us, to live in a restored world with a restored good relationship with God.
You may wonder if there really exist a God. You have all reason to question His existence and to check if you are feeling right or thinking the right way. We are even requested to examine our own faith. It is important to know what you want to believe, what you want to take for the truth.
Lots of people are looking for answers in their life. Many of them also have an inner feeling that sometimes frightens them. They do not know where to look at for what is troubling their inner soul.
They might think others have a catchphrase, a cliché, or a phrase to throw around lightly, but all should know that the matter of the Divine Creator is not something to take light hearted. It is serious business.
All people should know that we were created in the image of the Divine Creator for a good reason. We are expected to have fellowship with Him. But we also must know that from the beginning the great deceiver himself was there – doing everything he could to separate us from our Creator and from each other. It is that adversary which troubles our hearts and makes us wandering about on this globe where we can see so much trouble and suffering, all because so many are not living according to the wishes of the Most Divine and by doing so they are making a mess of it.
But then Who is that Most Divine? Who is that Divine Creator? Who is the Originator of everything what we see around us?
That are good questions we should pose ourselves.
We have all reason to wonder if there really can exist Some One Who can heal the brokenhearted and set captives free. [Psalm 34:17-18 and John 8:36]. And if He really can move mountains and change lives [Psalm 97:5 and Colossians 3], or can cause the rise and fall of nations [Psalm 33: 8-12].
Do you know there is even a place where you can ask such questions or have your thoughts running free. On the net there is a message board or forum where your questions are welcome.
While there is no quick fix, God’s Word is clear and the message is simple.
At the place Christadelpian where many people may exchange ideas easily hopefully many will bring forth some good subjects also. To start off the following opening articles can be found
Some people do find it ridiculous to hear others saying to “relate to God”. There are those who say there does not exist a god and others who say God is so Divine it is impossible for man to have a relationship with Him. Others say it is only the son of God who is related to God because he is the incarnation of God himself, God having coming to earth. For them God became personified. Some two thousand years ago, according to them, there took place an act of embodying in flesh. Those believers who call themselves also Christians are convinced that Christ Jesus is an incarnate yatsar or formof God. For them he is the manifestation of God and the visible embodiment of the Most High. They think it was God who took an the form of a slave.
At this site we shall show that God may be manifested in Christ Jesus but that the Bible teaches that Jesus is the son of God and that nowhere in the Holy Scriptures is written he would be the “god the son” (a big difference).
Genesis 1:1 (RNKJV)
1 In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth.
Genesis 1:26-27 (RNKJV)
26 And Elohim said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So Elohim created man in his own image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he them.
Psalms 100:3 (RNKJV)
Know ye that יהוה he is Elohim: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Isaiah 64:8 (RNKJV)
But now, O יהוה, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Colossians 1:15 (RNKJV)
15 Who is the image of the invisible Elohim, the firstborn of every creature:
When a Maker would make something in His image, do you not think He would like to relate to it.?
First of all it is something He created. He made it Himself. He also liked what He made. After He created something every time we are told He looked at it and saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:31 (RNKJV)
31 And Elohim saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Also later when Jesus was born and had done everything according God’s Will, God was pleased with that creation.
Colossians 1:19-20 (RNKJV)
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
Psalms 19:1 (RNKJV)
The heavens declare the glory of El; and the firmameint sheweth his handywork.
Psalms 104:24 (RNKJV)
O יהוה, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
Psalms 104:31 (RNKJV)
The glory of יהוה shall endure for ever: יהוה shall rejoice in his works.
Ephesians 3:21 (RNKJV)
Unto him be glory in the assembly by the Messiah Yahushua throughout all ages, world without end. amein.
When God’s glory has to stay for ever it means also when He has to heave pleasure in His works, and others should glorify His works, than it means that there must be a relationship with that what He created.
Throughout history we also can see how God kept contact with those who came after Adam and Eve. Although they had doubted God’s right to have dominion over man, God was forgiving and loving His creatures, wanting them to give an other chance. Those who were willing to come to Him He was willing to receive.