One of the saddest things to hear is when an atheist describes abandoning their belief in God as a relief.
Truly if that is your belief than you really missed the God of the Bible.
If someone has caused you to feel this way whether a member of church or your family, you must remember that is not God’s intention.
Trust the Word of God, not words from man.
Read and study the Bible and you will see that despite everything people did, God was always there to save them. He took extreme measures to save us out of love.
God is not wearing you down, that is your own mind that has been conditioned into believing you have to be perfect or face Hell.
God’s commandments are not anything abnormal, the majority of countries laws follow the same standard.
One big difference, is grace. Try committing a crime, then apologizing and see how you the police and court handle you. Will they absolve you?
But with God if you accept Jesus’ sacrifice you are forgiven of sins, that doesn’t mean you won’t face Earthly consequences but you will obtain the Kingdom of Heaven.
How amazing is that?
Is that a God who is overbearing and cruel?
Grace is love, Grace is relief.
Accept God’s grace and you won’t want to sin. Of course you will stumble but when you do, go right back to God.
When you see how much God loves you and you love God you aren’t afraid of going to Hell, rather afraid that you will hurt the One who loves you more than all.
To my Christian brothers and sisters, we must remember to not abuse that grace, don’t sin knowing He will just figure you anyway. That is what people do in abusive relationships. They know the one they claim to love will continue to love them no matter what, so they continue to do wrong as a free pass. Don’t do that to the Lord.
This next sentence may come off as a bit harsh but I feel like it needs to be said. I want to emphasize don’t use the Word of God as a weapon to bully others or make yourself feel powerful. God is the powerful One. He sees your own sins and tells us to worry about them before we begin to try and remove other peoples.
Jesus came to save, He spoke of Hell as a warning not a tool to force belief.
God is love.
Thank you God for you love and grace.
Have a blessed week,