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Viewpoint from Emmanuel Osegboh 24/10/2014 

God’s love for Humans

Dove rightEmmanuel Osegboh
Pastor, RCCG Oasis Chapel, Great Yarmouth

God loves people. He made man in God’s class of being and desires a sweet and fulfilling relationship with men and women. God’s love for us is far greater than we can imagine. Human love is based on feeling but the love of God is constant and unconditional. It is supernatural. We cannot understand it with our finite minds but by revelation from God (Ephesians 3:17-19). God’s love is revealed throughout the Bible. God is gracious, full of compassion and abundant in mercy (Psalms 145:8-9). He is very patient with us. He makes His sun to shine on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust (Matthew 5:45)

God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son Jesus Christ to die in our place. Whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life – God’s kind of life (John 3:16). God does not want any man or woman to live in slavery to Satan in this life or in hell in the next. Hell is a place of eternal punishment reserved for Satan, the arch-enemy of God, and his messengers

dove leftGod is love: His nature is love (1 John 4:8).He loved us first so that we can love Him back (1 John 4:19).Jesus said the proof of our love for Him is our obedience to His commands. When we obey Him, He shows Himself to us and God makes His home with us (John 14:21-24). He then lives out His life in us, helping us to overcome our difficulties and to love ourselves and others. God loves Jesus’ followers just like He loves Jesus and is willing to do anything for their benefit (John 16:27). At the end of their lives on Earth, He takes them to Heaven, a planet with perfect conditions, where God’s throne is. With God’s help, we can live the God-kind-of love if we have received the God-kind-of life (Romans 5:5)

God is not the author of confusion, wars and suffering in the world. Satan the devil is. He uses men and women who do not understand or submit to the ways of God to foment trouble and to visit untold suffering on people in the world. Satan takes advantage of ignorance, jealousy and wickedness of men and women to cause confusion and mayhem in the world. Fortunately, God’s love will win in the end and peace and goodwill will reign on Earth