The Love of God

Our aim is to please God and do what He commands, to do less is to fail and fall short in the end of heaven. If you have any questions about what we do or the way we do things if you will ask someone they will either answer your questions or they can put you in contact with someone who can. We have several services that we would like to offer to you, one is a Bible Correspondence course and the other is a personal Bible study. There will be an open Bible and the study will come from within its pages. The aim of both of these courses of study is to get to know the Bible better, Get to know God better, and to find out His will for us and then for us to make the proper application to our lives and serve God acceptable for the rest of our lives. We would like to be of service to you in any one of these ways.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:6 NKJV). Have you ever consider the love of God? The love of God can be and is misunderstood. It is misunderstood by religious and non-religious people. Yet we can understand it better than we do now by applying our hearts to a study of the Word of God that is the Bible. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). God demonstrated His love for us and sent His Son into the world. Christ, the Son, left the splendors of heaven and came to this mundane sphere called the earth to suffer a cruel death for all mankind. He died to buy us back from sin. “In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7). “Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by the tradition from your fathers, but with the precious  blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18-19). You see we are bought with the price of the blood of Christ. From a study of the Old Testament we find that the life is in the blood. Therefore we know that Christ gave his own life or blood for the sins of every person. Yet people misunderstand this concept. Let us notice how.

“If you love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15). God has manifested or shown His love for us by the giving of His Son for us. We thus in turn manifest our love for Him by doing the things that He has said. If God had bidden us to do great feats we would all be striving to do those thing, but He has simple stated that we are to keep His commands. He has commanded us to believe “Therefore I said to you that you will die in yours sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins” (John 8:24) He has told us to repent “I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3) He has told us to confess “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has rasied Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10). We are to confess that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God. We will do these things willing to show our love for God. Yet more thing should be stated and shown in this section to manifest our love for God and that is baptism. Baptism places us “into Christ” (Galatians 3:26-27) where all spiritual blessings are (Ephesians 1:3). It is also a command “And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days” (Acts 10:48). Thus it is a command of God and if we love God we will keep His commands.

One other thing about baptism that most folks miss is that in baptism is the only way to contact the blood of Christ and this is where and how we get our sins taken off our account that God is keeping. The latter part of Revelation 1:5 says, “To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.” How else can one contact the blood of Christ? Notice Acts 22:16, “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” So there is a misunderstanding of the Love of God and our love God and this can be seen by the points above.

Yet there is more to know that there is a misunderstanding of the Love of God. That can be seen by our worship. We cannot offer up to God anything and call it worship. God has dictated to us how He wants to be worshipped. He can do this because He created us. We cannot say to God I do not like it done that way and here is the way I like it to be done and be accepted of Him. We must worship God in the way that He has stated. There are five acts or avenues of worship that are approved of God. These are all done on the first day of the week, which is Sunday. For us to do anything else would show that we truly do not understand the Love that God wants us to have for Him. We must partake of the Lord’s Supper every first day of the week. We cannot do this just every so often: once a month or three times a year of just twice a year. That is not what is commanded of us. That is not the example that is set for up by the church of the New Testament. Anything else that is done would not be the kind of worship God desires. We must also sing. There is no playing of any mechanical instruments of music in our worship to God. To do so is to not have the proper understanding of the Love of God that we are to have. There is much more that could be written about this subject but if this peaks your interest to know more, let one of the men know. We would be glad to tell you more.

Love, Keith

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