God isn’t mad anymore

thIt’s a New Year, you guys, and people need to know that God isn’t mad anymore.

That’s right — that’s our message for 2015, God isn’t mad anymore!

Was He mad once? Well, yes. In fact, in the Old Testament you find numerous accounts of times He had second thoughts about this world He created and the people He populated it with. Once, He got so mad, He destroyed every living thing except for one man’s family and enough animals to start all over. However, it wasn’t long before things were almost as bad as they were before. So yes, God was mad, and mostly, He was mad at injustice — at the cruelty that we are capable of carrying out towards one another.

But God had a plan. It’s actually been His plan from the beginning. He has worked His plan dramatically throughout human history so as to teach us about love, and bring glory to Himself. It’s a masterful plan — something we could never have thought up ourselves.

Here it is in its entirety — the part that tells us God isn’t mad anymore; and not only that, it tells us it is our job to let everybody know that.

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:18-21)

There it is. Nothing can be any clearer. God isn’t mad anymore because He put everything that made Him mad (sin) on His Son, Jesus Christ, so that it could be put away forever, and He could be kind to us instead. In short, He got mad at Jesus so He could be free to accept us and love us. Jesus became sin so we could become sinless, not by anything we do or don’t do, but by the sheer free gift of sinlessness, which is what righteousness means.

So that’s why God isn’t mad anymore. Now it’s 2015, and high time we picked up on the message He gave us to give out — the message of reconciliation, a big word that means “the restoration of friendly relations.” Or … God isn’t mad anymore, and wants to be reunited with us. That’s a story you can tell the world. That’s a story you can show the world.

It’s 2015. People think God is mad because many of His alleged followers are. We have to correct that. What a great message! Can you think of anything better? God isn’t mad anymore because He removed the offense.

Write me and let me know how you think you might be able to spread this message. Give me some practical examples I can pass on to everyone.

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6 Responses to God isn’t mad anymore

  1. Sherri Johnson says:

    I agree that God does not hold a grudge & that through Christ all our sins are forgiven (past, present, & those we haven’t thought to do yet), but your comments make it seem that God is not a God of Judgement. And we know that he is – the entire book of Revelations is committed to describing in great detail that fact. To the unsaved world, the only way for God not to be mad at them is through Christ Jesus’s offer of salvation. Without that, God is still mad.

    • Tim Logan says:

      You are right there will be judgement for all one day. But God is not mad at us in fact as the Bible says His wish is that none should perish but that all would come to salvation. Our job as followers of Jesus is to let God use us as shining examples of his love for all

      • Sherri Johnson says:

        I just fear that what is being preached is only the Jesus who held little children on His lap – I too love that Jesus. But we also have the Jesus who got angry & threw some tables around at His church, the one who called the spiritual leaders of the day “whitened sepulchers”. Hell fire & brimstone have fallen out of fashion these days because people only want to hear about good stuff. Knowing that God is not mad at us is great but if that’s as far as it takes us, it’s not far enough. It’s like saying we believe in Jesus – so does Lucifer. He knows all about Him. But he’s still condemned to hell. Well knowing that God isn’t mad at us is great but this message doesn’t take it far enough. They need to know that they need to accept Christ as their Saviour or they are still doomed for all eternity. We need to preach both ends – Heaven & Hell, Salvation & Everlasting Fire.

  2. Mark Seguin says:

    “God isn’t mad anymore because He removed the offense.” i’ll add an Amen and to help spread that message, maybe consider smiling at others… 🙂

  3. Most of the people I’ve encountered – those whom are on the fence as to whether God is real or worth seeking – haven’t concluded that God is mad.
    In fact, they desperately want to believe that God is loving, merciful, caring, and forgiving.
    It’s just that they’ve concluded that those who claim to be His followers are the ones that are “mad” – not angry mad but mad in the crazy “nut-job” sense.

    I think Mark has hit on the right idea:
    Start smiling more and nod in pleasant acknowledgement to everyone you come across in the hallways, on the sidewalks, at the grocery store, the DMV, and wherever you’re sure to cross paths with anyone for whom Christ died.
    Nothing necessarily needs to be said – just recognize that persons existence.
    It’s time to change our scowls and grimaces to engaging and inviting smiles…

  4. I want to add that Sherry is correct, but failed to miss that Yes Jesus did get angry, however people forget that the Gospels are transitional books. Jesus was still alive and therefore the N.T. didn’t come into play until His death and resurrection, enough said. I always have a smile handy and when given an opportunity will tell the story of my Miracle child Jacob. I was told my whole life that I would never conceive one and during the worst time of my life that God thought of me and I became pregnant at 44 years of age! The whole event was truly a blessing and how God spoke to me during this time. God has used me in some places most Christians wouldn’t even think of going, but hey, who am I to judge after all Jesus sat with the publicans and sinners 🙂

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