Can a God of love ever be the direct cause of destruction? John writes that “God is love” (1 John 4:8). Paul writes, “Love never does anything that is harmful to its neighbor [any other being]. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the Law” (Romans 13:10). Jesus taught that God is always “kind to the unthankful and to the evil” (Luke 6:35). Peter says God is “not willing that any should perish” (2 Peter 3:9). And God Himself says, “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked” (Ezekiel 33:11). What if we found out that God was really on a rescue mission instead of a mission of destruction?
As the true character of our heavenly Father is revealed through the Spirit of His Son, we begin to see that God is not a blood-thirsty tyrant who is against sinners, but that God and man share a common enemy who seeks to destroy our faith in a non-condemning Father who loves us with all His heart, and with all His soul, and with all His strength.
This booklet is the first lesson of my online prophecy series that takes you through the major prophecies of Daniel and Revelation. This first lesson is about Nebuchadnezzer, the king of Babylon, and how Daniel helped him understand a strange dream he had of a man-like image made of various metals. You will get a glimps at how accurate Bible prophecy is as God reveals His very own character by contrasting it with the various worldly powers that have risen throughout history.
Did God really require these sacrifices in order to forgive us? Does His love and justice demand that His wrath be appeased with a sacrifice like the pagan gods of the other nations? Peter teaches the truth that we were redeemed “with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:19). Does this mean that animal sacrifices were merely an appetizer until God had the blood of a human sacrifice? In this booklet we’ll discuss the folly of such claims and discover who really led Christ as a lamb to the slaughter (Isaiah 53:7).