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June 16, 2016, 6:32 AM

#PrayforOrlando

God vs. Orlando

Judgment, Wrath, Reap what you sow, justice, act of God, Sodom and Gomorrah… I have seen many post from people like this yes, mostly from “Christians” since the Orlando Massacre took place. I have one BOLD statement to make on this note…

GOD did not strike anyone down because of sin, this was not judgment this was not God’s wrath… if you are saying this and preaching this… YOUR and idiot.

One thing we have to know and understand is that ALL sin to God is equal, SIN is SIN period. There is no question about it. Sin will separate us from God, and God doesn’t have a spreadsheet to tell him which sin is worse or to rank sin, no. Sin is sin and yes, even us Christians, still fall short and sin. The Bible says that we all fall short, and Paul said that he sinned daily…. Face it chances are you have sin in your life, it may not be the same sin as someone else, but to God, it’s just flat out sin.

DON’T JUDGE SOMEONE BECAUSE THEY SIN DIFFERENTLY THAN YOU….

We need to know and understand that God loved the WORLD and sent His son for ALL of us, He desires a personal relationship with all of us, and desires for us ALL to turn from our sins and choose to LIVE for HIM. God is a God of LOVE.

What took place in Orlando is nothing less than HATE and an act of Terrorism.  God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. During this tragic situation we should lean to God and not blame Him for this event.

We cannot scare people into a Relationship with Jesus… Many preachers fill this is necessary, and this is not true.. This is why God gives us a free choice to Choose who we will serve. Any Place of Love is a Voluntary Place.  Share the Love of Jesus, the Heart of God is a wonderful place full of mercy and grace.

So NO God is not responsible for this act of Terrorism, and even today, He so loved the world that He gave HIS son up for it, to take on the sins of the WORLD and we just have to make the choice to believe in Him, serve Him and Love Him.

Remember, God LOVES YOU. No Matter Who you are.

Think about it. AND PRAY for the Orlando Community and all the families affected by this tragic loss. Share the LOVE of Jesus, NOT Hate (HATE = Sin… just sayin’)

Blessings-
Pastor Jonathan W. Pannell III

John 3:16-17 (NIV)

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

1 John 4:8 (NIV)

8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Romans 3:10 (NKJV)

10 As it is written:

“There is none righteous, no, not one;

1 John 3:15 (NKJV)

15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

1 Corinthians 14:33 (NKJV)

33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

Matthew 7:1-5 (NKJV)

Do Not Judge

7 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. 3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Romans 3:23 (NKJV)

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,


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