Who is He?

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Nasim, in email asked the question, “Who is He?” I hope this helps answer Nasim’s question.

Who is God? Scripture plainly states that God the Father loved the world (you and me) so much that He sent His only begotten Son as the Savior of whoever believes; and that He loved us long before we ever loved Him (John 3:16; 1 John 4:14–19). The Apostle Paul spoke of the great love with which God the Father loved us (Ephesians 2:4–6). The Apostle John marveled at the “manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God” (1 John 3:1–2). These are the characteristics a loving Father.

God did not send Jesus (His only begotten Son) as a malicious appeasement for God’s indecisive vindictiveness and anger. Instead Jesus is the means of reconciliation between a holy God and a sinful, rebellious you and me (Romans 5:8–11; 2 Corinthians 5:18–19).

Look anew at the “gospel in a verse” (John 3:16) as well as the next verse for clarification and as a reminder of what they really state: “For God [the Father] so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him [Jesus Christ] should not perish but have everlasting life. For God [the Father] did not send His Son [Jesus Christ] into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him [Jesus] you and I might be saved.” (John 3:16–17) So despite your and my sin and rebellion against God, God loved us and He continues to love us.

The Father loved us enough to send His only begotten Son to die for us that our sins could be forgiven through Jesus Christ’s being able to live on earth without sin whereas you and I cannot do so. Thus we can die to our self and the Holy Spirit will guide us in living for God (Romans 6:11; 8:13–14; Colossians 3:3–4; Galatians 6:8; 2 Timothy 2:11).

The very fact that God promised and planned for mankind’s redemption right after the Fall (Genesis 3:15) shows that from our beginning He loved you and me. God chose to seek and offer us a means of salvation, even when we were His enemies. So God is both “just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Romans 3:26).

Perhaps the Psalmist said it best when he contemplated the full scope of the character of God: “Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed” (Psalm 85:10).

I encourage you to read the Gospel of John in your Bible, or online at http://bit.ly/GMOMobileBible to learn more about who He is.

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