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Know God in a Year #226 Does God Want Revenge?

Why did Judas and Pilate commit suicide? and the Jews have so much suffering?
Does God get revenge?
The answer is “All the world’s a stage” for God’s character.
First, you live in the war zone between good and evil.
Humans are born under sin’s curse, and can no longer live in God’s physical presence. It would kill us. Our unstable atoms would combust.* We hadn’t had opportunity to see God and be in His presence; and God wanted to show us what They (three beings=one God/one position) are like, and let us decide. One reason Jesus became human was so God could be with us.
Second, his death reversed our curse so we could be with Them.
The Godhead agreed that if One of Them would become one of us, born under the law of sin and death, experience the curse–the worst that Evil could do–without breaking his dependence on God and go through our death, it would remove the curse from us.
But does that remove it from everyone?
No. God can only rescue those who agree with Him–those who want to be rescued. People who like evil, who don’t choose God (love), are still under the curse.
What Jesus did was take on evil (death) and take back his kingdom. By rising from death as God, he became the antidote. Anyone who “takes” Him–acceptance, trust, surrender–escapes the second death.**  The Jews as a nation didn’t. Judas didn’t. Pilate didn’t. So God couldn’t protect them from Satan. Evil destroys.
God has no evil, hates revenge, loves fairness; but everyone gets to choose.***
John 3:17,  Galatians 3:13-14,  *Hebrews 12:29,  Malachi 4:1-2, **Revelation 20:14,  ***1John 1:5
For more on this topic go to http://arlasoveralls.wordpress.com/perfected through suffering???

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