Understanding God has become a contact sport it seems with all of the different religious and moral beliefs out there today. The injured list is growing and growing every day. In the resent years I have been discovering a God of love, not a God of rules and laws. God has clearly shown himself to us in the manifestation of love (Jesus). God can not act outside the intent of love for God is love.
We were originally created for this very purpose. Our purpose was too lived loved inside of a relationship with the creator of all things. This relationship was meant to be the most powerful force on this planet and in the universe. God desires a relationship with us. When He first created man, his intent was to build a world full of relationships.
Relationships take time they often evolve after many years. Since we were created into a relationship that relationship had to already exist. The relationship I am speaking of is the relationship God already had within himself. The Bible shows us that God being fully God is also made up of three natures, God the father, Jesus His son, and the Holy Spirit, the three being different in nature, but yet being fully one in the relationship with one another. This was the blue print he used, His own blue print that already existed with in himself.
God’s intent for us was to live side by side with him right in the middle of his relationship with himself. But as you know this is not what happened. Adam was created to enjoy this relationship God had already established. In order for this relationship to have the power God intended it to have, Adam was given free will to choose if he wanted to be in relationship with God or not. Adam being fully human in a relationship with God had his own choice to make. Adam was doing just fine until Satan deceived him with the truth. Satan enticed him with the idea that he could be just like God without the relationship with God. He would know the knowledge of good and evil. We know what Adams choice was. The thing is when Adam did eat from the tree he did receive the knowledge of good and evil. At that moment Adam received knowledge outside of the relationship with God. This knowledge was truth but not a fully disclosed version of it that he would have received from God if he had chosen to stay in the middle of his relationship with God.
Adams choice to go at it on his own has been in the center of mans fall ever since. It is all about us. Our own independence is the roadblock to relationships.
Adam was deceived by the truth, or at least a form of the truth. We are still being deceived by the truth people. We have a form of godliness but denying the power there of (love).
1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Love is patient and kind, Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no records of being wronged. Love endures all things.
Since God is love. God is patient and kind. God is not jealous or proud or rude. God will and has endured all things. For God is love.
I invite you, to share in this amazing relationship with the creator of all things. He loves you more than you can ever imaging or hopes to imagine. This relationship was made available to you threw the life of Jesus. Jesus is the door to this relationship with God.