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And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. - Genesis 3:15
“What kind of a God would send a good person to hell in order to be punished forever? In my opinion, that’s not a God who is caring and loving. That’s not a God I want to be associated with, either.”
Have you ever heard someone say this, or something similar? I have, and plenty of times, too. What would you say in response?
Does God love? Does he care?
Decide for yourself. Look at our verse for today. Adam and Eve, the first people to live on this earth, had willingly and deliberately disobeyed one of God’s crystal clear commands, choosing instead to listen to Satan. By sinning, they had separated themselves from God and brought upon themselves his righteous and just anger. Just like that, our first parents became lost and condemned creatures. Just like that, our first parents were doomed to die physically and they deserved to die eternally. Worst of all, there was nothing that Adam and Eve could do to save themselves. Their situation was totally hopeless. They had no one to blame, either. The fault was theirs.
Please take note of God’s response. He could have forever turned his back on Adam and Eve, allowing them and all their human descendents to live out their miserable earthly lives and then experience a misery of pain in hell eternally. Or, he could have come down at once and annihilated them, like a person stepping on a cockroach.
But that’s not what God did. He cared for Adam and Eve. He loved them as the crown of his creation. He wanted them and all their human descendents, with his heart full of mercy, to live forever alongside him in heaven. So what did God do? He promised to send a Savior, someone who would be punished in their place, crush Satan and destroy death. Why? God cares. He loves.
Don’t reject this caring God who loves you. Wrap your arms of faith around Jesus, the only Savior for all people, because he cares and loves you!
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