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|He Pardons Iniquity by kpakpandoN(m): 6:26am On Dec 07|
Our God is the Righteous and Merciful Judge who does not change. Although He cannot behold iniquity, He still forgives sin when all the conditions He has set for pardon are met. The Holy Spirit reveals these conditions in Isaiah 55:7, saying:
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
From this scripture, it is clear that our God pardons iniquity. He does this because He loves sinners, even though He hates their sins. Those who profess to speak for God should have this truth at the back of their mind. Some religious zealots today cannot fathom why God will pardon the sins of those who have committed so much evil. I will refer such people to the words of the Holy Spirit in Isaiah 55:8:
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.”
The will of God for sinners is that they should repent so that He can pardon their iniquity. Religious zealots are like Jonah who knew this truth and yet refused to go and preach to Nineveh. He actually wanted God to destroy them. Nevertheless, he was forced to preach to them, and even though their sins were great, God pardoned them when they repented. Jonah 3:10 says:
“And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.”
Surprisingly, Jonah was very angry with this outcome.
Jonah's attitude sounds shocking and unbecoming of a Prophet, but you need to ask our-self if you are not a Jonah in disguise. Are you like the Pharisees who rumbled whenever Jesus forgave any sinner? Do you look at unbelievers around you with disdain, believing that they are too beneath you for you to relate with or share the word of God with them? Do you find yourself getting upset when you hear that a really bad person has given his or her life to Christ, thinking that such a person deserves to suffer in hell? Do you write people off as being irredeemable? If you fit any these descriptions, then you are a 21st century Jonah and you need to repent too.
Written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye.
|Re: He Pardons Iniquity by frank317: 8:14am On Dec 07|
U sin and talk to yourself and tell urself u have been forgiven... Abegi...no God exist jare. Stop playing mind game with urself and calling ur thoughts God.
|Re: He Pardons Iniquity by MuttleyLaff: 9:15am On Dec 07|
frank317:I have news for YOU contrary to what you've asummed, God exists.
frank317:Except you're malfunctioning, you are designed and manufactured to function that way
What you think is "playing mind game with urself and calling ur thoughts God" actually is attempts at coming to oneself
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|Re: He Pardons Iniquity by frank317: 1:35pm On Dec 07|
MuttleyLaff:Unfortunately its not funny to u that u are now his mouth piece. U are not God so ur interference in something that does not concern u is meaningless. If God cannot speak for himself then I don't know why u are bothered.
|Re: He Pardons Iniquity by MuttleyLaff: 6:08pm On Dec 07|
frank317:Fortunately, if you cleanse your own heart from unworthy and unwarranted suspicions concerning God, you'll be eligible for being His mouthpiece.
I am not God, doesn't equate to my interference not being divine and not by design.
God forever speaks, only you truthfully knows why you aren't bothered.
|Re: He Pardons Iniquity by frank317: 6:18pm On Dec 07|
MuttleyLaff:So what's special in saying God exist to anyone who disagrees? Mr eligible, how does that make u different from someone who says flying spaghetti monster exists. See ur life
OK... Therefore park, I will take him serious when he proves himself to me or speak to me.
|Re: He Pardons Iniquity by MuttleyLaff: 6:48pm On Dec 07|
frank317:You are strawman mining
with "so what's special in saying ..."
frank317:Isn't the ball good enough for you to kick about by itself?
Why are you stomping on and kicking the foot instead of the ball?
frank317:He proves Himself to you and speaks to you every moment of the day.
|Re: He Pardons Iniquity by frank317: 7:21pm On Dec 07|
God does not exists anything... If he does, let him reach out to me.
|Re: He Pardons Iniquity by MuttleyLaff: 7:25pm On Dec 07|
frank317:You can repeat until your face turns blue that God does not exist anything, it won't change the fact and truth that God exists.
Actually, it's you who is in life saving & dire need to reach out to God, more than God has needs any more further to reach out to you.
|Re: He Pardons Iniquity by frank317: 10:18am On Dec 08|
OK...I am waiting for him to reach out. If not he does not exist. I am not reaching out to any nonexistent being.
|Re: He Pardons Iniquity by MuttleyLaff: 11:46am On Dec 09|
frank317:Dont fret, God will reach out to you, when you decide you want Him to
frank317:So this for you, is compelling evidence against the existence of God?
frank317:You have plenty opportunities plus one.
It is your choice to entertain the existence or not to.
It's your call, to be a host to God or be a hostage to your overdeveloped ego
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