The Nature of God: By Thomas Whittemore; Edited and Narrated by Daniel Sheridan – Audio Version Below
God, according to 1 John 4:8, is love. Love, according to Romans 13:10, worketh no ill. God’s nature is the very essence of benevolence, and benevolence would not and could not be the source of endless misery. If love worketh no ill, then God worketh no ill. God therefore can’t, in any way, shape, or form be the author of eternal misery.
God loves all mankind. “For God so loved the world,” says John 3:16, “that he gave his only begotten Son.” Jesus died for all mankind, He gave Himself as a ransom for all, therefore God loves all mankind.
God loves His enemies. God, in Matthew 5:44, tells us to love our enemies. Would He tell us to do that if He Himself didn’t love His enemies? No! God isn’t a hypocrite! God wouldn’t tell us to love people if He hated them. Our Lord said that God is “kind to the unthankful and the evil.” If God loves His enemies, He certainly loves all mankind, for nobody argues the fact that He loves His friends. Can God cause those whom He loves to be eternally miserable? Not a chance. Those very enemies will one day be subdued by love.
- God is love and therefore will not work endless ill toward anyone.
- God loves all mankind because He sent His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, to die for all mankind. Christ didn’t die in vain!
- God loves His enemies and therefore He will never condemn a single member of the human race to endless misery; God loves every member of the human race – both His friends and enemies.
Jesus Christ is a Successful Savior!