I saw the above question on a website and I thought ” Wow! valid question”. I bet so many people think God is unfair and just plain cruel.Although, you are entitled to your opinion, please indulge me for a few minutes.
Imagine , you build a machine that looks, thinks and feels just like yourself except that this machine is under the control of your mind. Then after some time of serving its purpose of being your buddy, it malfunctions and breaks free from your control and begins to engage in serial killing of the neighbour’s pets. The first thing to do, will be to think of ways to fix the problem ASAP because surely you wouldn’t want the investments of time,money and energy to go to waste. Then perhaps after trying to fix the robot for two years consistently, you resign to destroying the robot and starting all over again.
Do you see where I am going with my story?
Well, here is the deal;
This is the story of mankind and God without the mind-control bit.
God whom I like to call to Father, is an investor. A friend of mine explained it like this;
For God loved the world (His Motive) in this way:He gave His One and Only Son (Capital), so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life( Profit).- John 3:16
He created YOU to be His family , for His pleasure even though you have a will. Your will should be turned back to Him! He gave it to you anyway. When a human being that God has created “malfunctions”, He tries to get the person’s attention, for instance, this blog you are reading is a method to get your attention, the beautiful design and orderliness of planet Earth and the universe are techniques to get your attention.
When He tries to get your attention repeatedly and you just refuse to be “fixed”, He therefore has no alternative but to respect your choice of wanting to live without Him because He surely is gentle and cannot force Himself on you.
Intriguingly, God already had a plan B from the beginning incase mankind “malfunctioned” which we did. God loved us so much that HE WAS THE PLAN B FOR OUR SALVATION. He came as Jesus Christ and sorted out the mess we created.
Hence we now need Jesus to be saved from existing in eternity without God (THE CREATOR OF MANKIND) in a place called Hell.
But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!– Romans 5:8
The above my dear friend, is the reason why a person will go to hell without accepting Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
If you are not dead yet, God is giving you a chance to be fixed so that you are not thrown in the “junk yard” (Hell).
Basically, you need Jesus!
“The moment you have a self at all, there is a possibility of putting yourself first – wanting to be the centre – wanting to be God, in fact. That was the sin of Satan: and that was the sin he taught the human race. Some people think the fall of man had something to do with sex, but that is a mistake…what Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they ‘could be like Gods’ – could set up on their own as if they had created themselves – be their own masters – invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God. And out of that hopeless attempt has come…the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”
― C.S. Lewis,
You are loved and highly longed for,
Unless stated otherwise, all scriptures have been taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)