MANIFOLD wisdom of God pt 3
NOT a Respecter of Persons.
NOT a Sinner.
NOT a Failure.
A Popular trend among antagonists of God and His Word is to accuse Him of sin, weakness & prejudice.
The Bible Student needs to be ready to give a defense, for their own faith, and to effectively preach the gospel.
These errors abound in denominational error, not just among unbelievers. The Calvinist doctrine of Limited Atonement is prejudicial. Saying, “God could have failed,” is saying God is weak.
Claiming Jesus had a sexual relationship with Mary Magdalene is charging God with sin.
These are grave errors.
Instead of using my own reasoning, here’s what the Bible Says…
GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSON.
Ac 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
De 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
Pr 24:23b It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
Pr 28:21a To have respect of persons is not good:
Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
Eph 6:9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
Col 3:25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
1Pet 1:17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
Jas 2:9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
GOD DOES NOT SIN.
Jas 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
1John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
De 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
1Pet 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
2Cor 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
1John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
GOD IS NOT WEAK.
Job 40:2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
1Cor 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
Isa 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
Ps 147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
Rev 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Jer 32:27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? 17
Job 42:2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.
Dan 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
GOD WILL NOT FAIL.
Some denominations teach that Jesus failed in establishing His kingdom when He came to earth. The Jews of the day thwarted His plans, so He had to punt and move to plan B, the church. This is utter nonsense!
Isa 42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
Mt 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Why this is so important?
Mt 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
1Cor 6:14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. What all this means is that God has provided the way of salvation to the whole world. [Mat 28:18-20] He has not withheld it from any. Jesus is the sinless and innocent Lamb of God. God is able. “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” [Mat 10:28]