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God is infinite in power, love, justice

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POSTED: November 1, 2010 9:40 p.m.
What a spectacle of God’s power must have been shown during the days of creation – the shifting of the land masses, the forming of the seas and water ways, the great lights set to rule day and night to control the seasons and the years as the great designer made a world that was ready for man to inhabit; the plant and animal life formed and given to man to have dominion over them (Gen. 1:28, 29).
Men move mountains and rivers by explosives, heavy equipment and brute force, while God spoke the world into existence (II Peter 3:5-7). It was not a haphazard creation but was a glorious creation. After each day God looked upon it and saw that it was good. God was preparing a place for his crown of creation to be placed.
God planted a garden, and here is where he placed his creation man, giving instructions to dress and keep the garden. As God looked upon his creation, he saw that man being alone was not good. God’s love for man was shown in his making a “help meet” suitable for Adam. In his creative power, God caused a deep sleep to come upon Adam. And from his side, he took one of his ribs, and from that rib he formed woman. God brought the woman to Adam, and the first home comes into existence.
In a place where the power of God had been so manifested, where his love for man was expressed in his providing for man, one would think no wickedness would ever enter. But it was into this perfect place of peace the serpent came to tempt woman. God had given man the power to make decisions, to have choices and not to be as a machine, unable to reason and think. In giving man this ability, God there was the possibility that man would make a wrong choice, which he did (Gen.3:3-6).
Instead of destroying man, God’s justice is appeased by the power of God’s love in the promise of sending a savior for mankind. God would send his son to take the place of man, to redeem mankind (Gen. 3:15). God’s power and love for mankind extends far beyond just caring for man’s physical needs.
Concerning this love, Paul wrote: “For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8, 9). The power of God is not only seen in creation but also in salvation (Rom. 1:16).
The seed of woman, Christ, defeated Satan by the power, love and justice of God. By God’s power, Christ was sacrificed for the sins of man (Acts 2:22, 23), and God’s justice was served in the redeeming power of the blood of Christ (Eph.1:7) The grave could not hold Christ, for he came forth from the grave (Acts 2:21, 32). He was triumphant over death giving mankind the hope of the resurrection (I Cor. 15:20 – 28). The Corinthian brethren were reminded by Paul to keep in memory the Gospel of Christ. For by it they were saved (I Cor. 15:1 – 4).
Man may deny God’s work by choosing to believe in evolution. They may scoff at a God who loves them enough to send a savior who willingly gave himself for man, believing that man is no better than the animals that have no soul. But they will not be able to escape the reality of God’s justice on the day of judgment.

 

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