Author Topic: IS GOD GOOD?  (Read 2525 times)

Offline Prince

  • Administrator
  • Honorable
  • *****
  • Posts: 32,950
  • Country: ng
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
IS GOD GOOD?
« on: August 18, 2008, 02:13:33 PM »
Is God Good?

Why do Christians say, "God is good"? Because He is.

Why do people believe God is a bad God? Due to famines, wars, shootings and violence that take place every day in this world, many assume that God must be bad. They think He is allowing these events as punishment. They believe we anger Him so He sends down tornadoes, hurricanes and every bad thing to strike us.

People have gotten this impression from the Old Testament. There we see God sending a flood to wipe out the evil people of Noah's time. Though He did save those who He deemed righteous (Genesis 7).

Let's see why this took place:

In the Garden of Eden, God made a man, Adam, and woman, Eve (Genesis 1-2). He told Adam not to eat of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The serpent (Satan in disguise) beguiled Eve into eating of the fruit, then she gave it to Adam, who could have refused the fruit but didn't. That day they sinned. Through that act of disobedience, sin entered into this world (Genesis 3).

God is a God of justice. Just as a judge has to prosecute a criminal act, God has to prosecute sin.. However, He, also being Love, hated to see His creations suffer, so He sent His only Begotten Son, Jesus, to Earth to be born of a virgin. Mary gave birth to Jesus (Genesis 2:1). While on Earth, He grew up and went to the Cross for us(Matthew 27).

Only a sinless person could die for the sins of every human being--past, present and future.

After being beaten and bruised, the Roman soldiers nailed Jesus to a cross. God judged Jesus, who had never sinned, for our transgressions. He put every curse of the law and all the effects of the curse, including poverty, every kind of sickness and disease, infidelity, strife and so much more on Jesus. Jesus paid the price we should have paid. He died for us (Matthew 27).

God didn't leave Him dead (Matthew 28. No, God raised Jesus from the dead, so that we might enjoy our lives to the full, until they overflow. That is how much God loves us. He did this for you, me and everyone else in this world, yet people still call Him a bad God.

Why is that? People feel that God causes people to starve in Africa, that He causes car crashes that take children's parents, that He causes tsunamis.

However sin entered this world through the act of disobedience on one man's part. When Adam sinned, he essentially handed the earth over to Satan and said, "It's yours now. Do with it as you please."

At that point, Satan became the ruler of the earth and the air. It wasn't until Jesus died that Jesus took back that authority and gave it to us (Luke 10:19).

Most of us do not know that we have that authority. We allow Satan to reek havoc on this earth even though he has no legal right to do so.

It's like a person being left an inheritance of one million dollars and then living poor, struggling in life, because he didn?t know what he had inherited.

Most Christians are like that. We know Jesus died for us, but we think that's all in which we are entitled. When we accept Christ, we are entitled to so much more than merely being saved from going to hell.

We have authority over this world because of Jesus' death and resurrection. We have authority to do greater works than Jesus (John 14:12), but we don't. We do the same works as Jesus. Most of the time, we do less.

Jesus raised the dead (John 11:43-44). He healed the sick (Luke 4:40). He opened blind eyes (Matthew 9:27-30) and deaf ears (Mark 9:25-27). Why don't we? We don't know that we can speak to the weather patterns, like Jesus did, and command them to stop.

We don't speak to those mountains in our lives (Mark 11:23), and the lives of others, because we believe those problems will laugh at us.

However we have the authority over them. We need to start acting like who we are--children of the Most High God--endued with the power to cast out demons, speak with new tongues, lay hands on the sick and see them recover and raise the dead (Mark 16:17-18).

We blame God for what we have authority to control. The only thing God is guilty of is giving us the authority on this Earth.

When we read the Bible, we learn what it is that we have authority over and how to take that authority.

The Bible and the Holy Spirit are the only weapons we need against this world and the devil. Even though things look bad, our circumstances are subject to change to the Truth, the Word of God.

Adam and Eve sinned, and God still blessed them with children (Genesis 4:1-2, 25). Abraham slept with a woman besides his wife to make a baby (Genesis 16:11). Still God gave Abraham and his wife, Sarah, their promised son, Isaac (Genesis 17:19). The children of Israel turned away from God so many times by worshipping false gods, yet God delivered them every time.

God is faithful even when we are not. He is good to us when we don?t deserve it. He is preparing a place for us in Heaven (John 14:2-3) when we die, if we accept Jesus.

He is a good God. It?s the humans who He gave authority of this world to that messed it up. We blame God for being a bad God when we are the ones in charge of this earth.

The devil is defeated, so instead of fighting for the victory, we need to fight from the victory ground. We are not trying to get healed. We are healed by Jesus? stripes (I Peter 2:24). We are not trying to get rich. We are rich in Christ (2 Corinthians 8:9).

Stand up and take your authority today.

Advertisements

« Last Edit: August 27, 2008, 09:50:03 AM by Prince »

Nigerian Best Forum . NBF

IS GOD GOOD?
« on: August 18, 2008, 02:13:33 PM »

Enter Your Email Below For Daily Jobs Updates, It's Free

100% Free


Offline Thalia

  • Hero Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1,270
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: IS GOD GOOD?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2008, 02:36:23 PM »
I like tha spirit Prince!
God is good all da time, and all da time God is good!
There are so many things that happens to us that are caused by our own actions!
Simply obey the commandments and u shall forever enjoy internal peace and luxury of life.

I have never for once blamed God for anything bad that has ever happen to me, and I think nobody that understands the word of God and what it takes to be a christian should.
If you can't help me, don't hurt me.

Offline Prince

  • Administrator
  • Honorable
  • *****
  • Posts: 32,950
  • Country: ng
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: IS GOD GOOD?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2008, 03:06:40 PM »
Thalia yes God is good i agreed,
why is there miseries and suffering in Africa and not the same across the atlantic?

Offline Thalia

  • Hero Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1,270
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: IS GOD GOOD?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2008, 03:16:47 PM »
Because the Atlantics came to believe God way ahead before us.
When a white wanna do something, they do it will all thy might, faith and confidence in oneself... what about us?

sacrelege is worrying us
unnecessary criticisms is worrying us
worrying about the wrong things
less faith
traditions.... *this is abomination* *this is not my tradition* and the hell of stupid norms/mores...

all these pulls us back all the time.  meanwhile life itself is a risk.

Talk of missery and suffering...
what does african countries go into war for? NOTHING!!! no better reason, everyone jumps into the fight without thinking of the benefit of what he/she is doing, the demerits and the reason why we're fighting in da  first place.

whites wldn't fight when there's nothing to profit them in the end.

If you can't help me, don't hurt me.

Offline Prince

  • Administrator
  • Honorable
  • *****
  • Posts: 32,950
  • Country: ng
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: IS GOD GOOD?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2008, 03:21:18 PM »
Not true,
Churches are empty here on sundays,
churches here are full of foreigners, the whites do imports blacks pastors now because there sons never want to be a pastor again.

Truth is that govt is there God, govt provide everything here to the needy.

Offline Thalia

  • Hero Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1,270
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: IS GOD GOOD?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2008, 03:27:25 PM »
which one is not true Prince?
all i said or the christianity aspect?
am sorry i must say yours is also not true...

Well am speaking from my own point of view/perspective
so is you....

we need not to argue.
;)
If you can't help me, don't hurt me.

Offline Prince

  • Administrator
  • Honorable
  • *****
  • Posts: 32,950
  • Country: ng
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: IS GOD GOOD?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2008, 03:34:32 PM »
the white christianity part,
why there's less suffering here, is simply because they have a caring govt and not like the african thieves govts.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2008, 03:36:31 PM by Prince »

Offline Thalia

  • Hero Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1,270
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: IS GOD GOOD?
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2008, 03:43:35 PM »
Ok.....
and u think whites in high place don't steal?
If you can't help me, don't hurt me.

Offline Prince

  • Administrator
  • Honorable
  • *****
  • Posts: 32,950
  • Country: ng
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: IS GOD GOOD?
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2008, 03:59:13 PM »
Ok.....
and u think whites in high place don't steal?

They do steal, but still remember those who vote them into office.

African govt don't care because they rigged themselves in.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2008, 04:01:01 PM by Prince »

Offline Thalia

  • Hero Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1,270
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: IS GOD GOOD?
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2008, 04:03:07 PM »
hmmmmmmm I see...
If you can't help me, don't hurt me.

Offline pitz

  • Sr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 443
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: IS GOD GOOD?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2008, 05:00:09 AM »
God is good to me
once u go black u can neva go back

Offline Prince

  • Administrator
  • Honorable
  • *****
  • Posts: 32,950
  • Country: ng
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: IS GOD GOOD?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2008, 09:20:55 AM »
God is good to me
It's good to know.

Nigerian Best Forum . NBF

Re: IS GOD GOOD?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2008, 09:20:55 AM »

 

ads