Monday, May 16, 2011

John 3:17

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Too many see God as a present judge. The Law is there to reveal our sin and our need of a Savior. God has provided a remedy. He does not come to either condemn or condone, but to rescue. Imagine a number of people trapped in a forest fire. The fireman could bewail the fact that the forest is burning or could complain that those trapped by it must be arsonists. He could even pooh-pooh the whole idea of the fire and say it doesn't matter, but the real reason that he is a fireman is to rescue those who are perishing.

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