God’s Love for Humanity
Individual Muslims, Jews and Christians have an innate desire to proclaim that the Creator God loves them and their group “More” than He loves others. From my Christian viewpoint, I would say that God loves “Everyone” equally. In my Bible I am told that God doesn’t respect or love anyone more so than others. We are all made in the image of God; so therefore, God can’t show favor or embrace partiality to any particular individual.
Metaphorically speaking all of us who have lived, are living or will be living in the future are “All” made in God’s Image and we are like (say a) 100 billion plus faceted diamond and God likes each separate reflection of His likeness refracting in every direction from the human race. And the light we reflect is the beauty of our Creator, so God can’t be partial to anyone.
One name for God is Emmanuel (which means God-with-us) who was born about 2,000 years ago and given the name of Jesus. Christian individuals and groups like to use fear tactics and scare every human who is alive. A Christian preacher named Jonathan Edwards wrote the book “Sinners in the hands of an angry God”. I firmly believe we are all sinners in the hands of a loving God. The Apostles of Jesus were just as judgmental and unloving as Mr. Jonathan Edwards was, for they said “Shall we call down fire from heaven (and destroy our enemies)?
The truth is that God redeemed all of humanity 2,000 years ago and no human gets any credit for making salvation a reality in anyone’s life. When Christians say that there isn’t any “Good works” that we can do that saves us, they are right. But there are “two kinds” of good works, the good we do are our actions preformed but they originate as “Good thoughts” right before or long before our actions occur. The Bible says that there is none righteous, no not one, for all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.
God is a “Now” present tense kind of God, for He has no past or future. Therefore God can redeem all of humanity (at the crucifixion event of Jesus). So Adam, Eve and all of the 10’s of billions of their descendants who lived and died before Jesus was born are all redeemed or saved by the sacrifice of Emmanuel about 2,000 years ago. Equally true, is that the 10’s of billions of us who are born after the crucifixion of Jesus are also “All” redeemed by our Creator God.
Christian religious fanatics will tell you that the Spirit of God is living in them and even though they are “Not perfect” now, God will change them into being perfect in the next life. This truism also applies to all humans who have ever been born, for God has the Power, desire and ability to separate us from our sins and place in hell everything in our being (what we think, do and say) that offends God will be cast into hell; and the part of our being that is made in God’s Image will be reunited with God and every human who has ever lived will be reunited with God, simply because the part of us that is made in God’s Image doesn’t deserve to be cast into hell, for it is proclaimed as GOOD because we are “Eternally with God” indestructible and have value and worth.
The verse that says “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow….and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord…. applies to every human who has ever lived. The image of God in us is very happy to bow (submit) and very joyful to confess (proclaim) that Jesus is Lord. But God doesn’t make our sinful nature bow or confess Jesus is Lord, simply because God “Never” forces Himself on others because we have “A free will” to choose to express our thoughts, actions or speech anyway we choose. Our sin nature offends God and is cast into hell when we die (and not our true self) because it will not submit or serve God. Telling me that God will “Force” our sinful nature to submit to God would mean that God is like a human parent that forces his daughter to “Apologize” to her brother. “Everyone” knows that her father forced her apology confession out of her. Which means that her father created an opportunity to add the sin of insincerity to her misdeeds and her blatant lie would only compound the problem. Making her stop what she is doing and giving her time to repent of her actions would be more practical.
About 2000 years ago Emmanuel spoke from the cross saying, “It is finished”. All of humanity was redeemed at that very moment and not when someone walks down an aisle at a church and gives their life to Jesus. In other words, God did our Redemption all by Himself. Our Creator redeemed us and He doesn’t allow us to presume we added to, completed or accomplished our Salvation with the involvement of our thoughts, words or actions!!! We all have “Eternal life” starting from the time we were conceived in the mind of God. For God will never spiritually abort us into “Non existence” or torment us in any way in our past, present or future existence.
God secures our Spiritual Salvation and our only purpose in our daily life is to seek righteousness by turning our thoughts and actions to The Christ Messiah and seeking deliverance from our propensity and desire to sin in our daily lives. Our walking down the aisle at church, repenting, doing good deeds, and wanting to embrace God-like qualities of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control etc. and trying to avoid the evil deeds of the flesh; means we are accomplishing our goal of experiencing “The Abundant Life”. God has already secured everyone’s Salvation; we just need to be more faithful in seeking “The Abundant Life” which needs to be in our daily goals (for this is the only way we can “Please Him”).
There was the destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in 70 A.D. About 37 years earlier you have Emmanuel our Messiah saying, “It is finished” (which is referring to the salvation of all humans) and at the same time frame we are told that there are no more Jew-Gentile, male-female classifications. In 70 A.D. God revealed another important change for all peoples and nations of the world starting in Israel. The destruction of the Tower of Babel and the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 A.D. represent similar God ordained decrees.
We are to worship God in Spirit and Truth from our heart. God reveals to mankind that most of the death and destruction in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world (through-out history) is because of organize corporate “Religion” which have led all of us to become “Pawns of Satan”. The major tragedy with Islam, Judaism, Christianity and other religions is that we all claim God ordained us, promotes our “Different” Holy Books as being the Inerrant, Infallible Word of God, which has to means the “One” True God we all want to serve, is in reality the AUTHOR OF CONFUSSION:
For we as religionist teach conflicting ideas and in an act of rebellion go to our spiritual salad bars and loading-up what we “Think” our God wants us to spiritually consume. We don’t know it but we are spiritually obese on the traditions of men and not living the “Abundant Life”. May we keep our faith in God, worship with others, and try to avoid the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (found in religious corporate piety) that wants to devour us and keep us from God’s Best.
The bottom line is that we “All” have accepted the “Traditions of Men”, and we are tempted to want to harm or even kill others if they dare to disagree with our worship of God, how sad!!!