Just recently I had many encounters with a fellow blogger who seems to be focused on judgment and punishment. As far as I know television preachers and churches and myself are focused on God's love , grace and forgiveness.
My encounters led to my own soul searching as to what to write about. The ten commandments are about do's and don'ts. The life of the Israelites are characterized by obedience and disobedience. They were blessed when they obeyed and punished when they disobeyed .
When our Lord Jesus came to earth in human form, He showed love and forgiveness and love for sinners and gave His sinless life for the sins of the world. Does that mean all are forgiven ? that there is no more punishment ?
Before Jesus was crucified, Jesus gave commandments or truths or questions like " why call Him Lord and not do what He says. Jesus also preached about hell ( which could refer to grave or lake of fire).
Fast forward to our modern times, when there were some fire and brimstone preachers maybe some 30 or 40 years ago.Now most preachers are about faith, love, positive messages, and me (as blogger) included who have not written about the lake of fire.
How about contemplating with me on the aspect of God's love and so called God's wrath ? but wait the Bible says leave aspects like revenge or anger to Him to settle for He said " Vengeance is His, He will repay " says the Lord.
There are still to many that preach fire and brimstone. Then we have those that preach a mixture of the New and Old Covenants. We're either under the law or under Grace there is no mixing. Great post, looking forward to the next one.