I don’t know how well this will sit with some. I don’t know if you will agree or disagree. I am not writing this to advocate or change anybodies mind on the subject. All i am doing is giving you my thoughts on this subject.
I will start with two scriptures. 2 Peter 3:9 which says, The Lord is not slack concerning his promise as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. And the other is Romans 2:4 which states Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance.
Also Paul told Timothy that in the last days perilous times shall come. First we need to stop acting like this IS a surprise to God and a surprise to us. Like we need to rush in and give God a hand because it caught Him off guard.
What I want to bring to light the word in both scriptures, LONGSUFFERING. If God can be long-suffering, shouldn’t we? If God can show goodness, shouldn’t we? Paul in Romans talks about the same thing and charges them not to judge.
We all know what the bible says about this subject. My question is do we understand what the new covenant says about the subject. Well, I looked and it says a lot about a lot of things including this subject. But what I don’t see is hate, judging and self rightoeusness. Like we have never did anything wrong and receive love and forgiveness from God.
Truth of the matter is this is above our pay grade. We have no power to change anyone, shoot, we can’t even change ourselves. This is way above our power grid. Well maybe just maybe we need to leave this in God’s hands and preach and teach the GOOD NEWS (THE GOSPEL). The Word does the changing not men. Not our words, but HIS WORD!
Oh by the way, God did so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that whosever believes on Him shall have everlasting life.
LETS SHOW THAT!!!!! LET GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST BE GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.