Love, Hate and Enemy

So many tend to reject God because they do not see God acting in their lives. They don’t see that God is doing anything FOR them. They have it backwards. James 4:8 says “Come near to God and He will come near to you.” You must make the first move toward God. One such “first move” is to understand that you have already been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. That doesn’t mean you are saved; it means Jesus is standing at the door knocking; the question is…will you let Him in? You must first come near.

Unlike the nasty hate-filled posters from the Satan-driven Westboro Church in Topeka, Kansas, God does not hate, period. There is only one verse in the whole Bible where God says to hate and that is Amos 5:15, “Hate evil, love good”. You are created in God’s image, male and female (Gen 1:26-27). But we became alienated from God because of sin. We read in Col 1:21, “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.” (underlines added) Each of us created this enemy situation, this separation from God for ourselves; we must repent and come near to God. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” (John 3:16) Won’t you turn toward Christ your Creator/ He loves you!

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