Monday, December 21, 2009

My God is an AWESOME GOD and Yours Too


G od is the Savior of
all mankind, especially
of believers
(1 Tim. 4:10). As
stated in the above article,
God’s truths have two degrees:
one for the believer,
and one for the unbeliever.
That principle is
upheld here. God’s salvation
is FOR all (He’s the
Savior of all mankind), but
it is only ON those who
know about it (“especially
of believers”). This is how
God can be gracious to all
in the end, but still give
more to believers. Even
though He is the Savior of
all mankind, God still distinguishes
between believers
and unbelievers. Thus,
you should, too

God’s peace: for all—but few believe it
December 12, 2009
Volume 1, Issue 40
G od, through Christ, “conciliated the
world to Himself” (2 Cor. 5:19). This
means that God became at peace with the
world after Christ’s trauma at Calvary. Conciliation
is a one-way deal: from God to man.
If man accepts this truth and becomes conciliated
to God, then there is reconciliation,
which is mutual peace. The King James Version
says that God was in Christ “reconciling
the world,” but this is clearly untrue; thanks
to the preaching of the Christian religion,
most people think God is a loveless lunatic.
This conciliation of the world is much like
the righteousness God brought to the world
through Jesus Christ’s faith, i.e., salvation. It is
“for all, and on all who are believing (Rom.
3:22).” This peace of God (conciliation) is FOR
all (it’s true now even of unbelievers), but it is
only ON those who know about it (believers).
O ne would think that
the King James Version
would at least
get the most famous verse
in Christendom right. Yeah.
One would think.
“God so loved the world that He
gave His only begotten Son.”
The verb “loved” is in the
aorist tense, not the past.
Few Greek scholars get this
right. The aorist tense indicates
timeless truth. It is
taken from the Greek prefix
“a,” meaning “not” and
“orist,” meaning “horizon.”
Thus, the aorist tense has
“no horizon.” Did God once
love the world, or does He
continue to love it with no
borders in the past, present,
or future?
Now you know! 

1 Tim. 4:10:
“Especially of
believers”
G od is the Savior of
all mankind, especially
of believers
(1 Tim. 4:10). As
stated in the above article,
God’s truths have two degrees:
one for the believer,
and one for the unbeliever.
That principle is
upheld here. God’s salvation
is FOR all (He’s the
Savior of all mankind), but
it is only ON those who
know about it (“especially
of believers”). This is how
God can be gracious to all
in the end, but still give
more to believers. Even
though He is the Savior of
all mankind, God still distinguishes
between believers
and unbelievers. Thus,
you should, too.

God’s truths have two degrees: one for the
believer now (it’s ON them), and one for the
unbeliever later (it’s FOR them). The difference
between the two? Enlightenment. 
http://www.martinzender.com/clanging_gong/archives/Volume1-Issue40.pdf

1 comment:

Rachel DiPaolo said...

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel