Who is Lord Jesus?
Who is Lord Jesus?
The God who taught the most “maximum” type of Love: “Love your enemies sincerely in the sense hoping for them to return to heaven too and for your love, sincerely hope nothing back” (very mature level teaching: example of solid food teaching – not everyone will be able to accept it).
“But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.” (Luke 6:35)
Who is Lord Jesus with respect to punishment and justice?
The God who taught “just” punishment. The Bible’s “true & literal” principle of punishment in hell is described analogously with an earthly example by our Lord in the verse below (note that the punishment inflicted is limited because it is not “endless beating” but rather only “till” you have paid the ‘last penny’, meaning the ‘just payment’ for those transgressions after which you will “come out”).
“Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.” (Matthew 5:25 – 26)
Another “reason” and confirmation that all will go to heaven “eventually” (in His Time according to His Perfect Will to save all) is described in the verse below (literally, in the sense that those who do not obey & teach others to sin will be ‘least in the kingdom of heaven’, NOT that they will ‘never enter heaven’).
“Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:19)
Why then should we follow and obey such a “Loving God”? Better to sin what! (Remember in the beginning I said this is a mature level teaching?) The answer is simple: Because “God is like that and being His Children we ought to be like Him, more & more growing towards the only Perfect One, Lord Jesus Christ!”
Yes, Who is Lord Jesus?
The Perfect God!
“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is Perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)