T he follow question was posed by a recent visitor to Blow the Trumpet’s website. This person suggested that those associated with our work were very angry. He even went so far as to say that God couldn’t possibly approve of such open hostility toward the human family. Below is his letter and our response.
I just visited your site and am surprised at the great hostility you express toward the human family. If you have it right it would seem there is nothing on earth worth God’s love and mercy. If this is what God is like then I don’t want to have anything to do with Him. My question to you is: where is the LOVE? I remember reading someplace that “God is love.” But according to your position on such things as Christmas and the Sabbath, your god is more interested in sending mankind to hell. I would suggest that you rethink your mission to warn everybody about the end of the world and instead dedicate your lives to learning about God’s mercy and forgiveness. Just a thought.
Thank you for your comments regarding our website as well our approach toward the work God has given us. We understand that our message may cause some to be offended. However, it not our intent to do so. We respect all mankind and their part in God’s plan. In a very real sense this is the purpose of our work. We are dedicated to warning all people that the God of the Bible is real. He is not some nice old man that lives in the sky and just wants everyone to be good. The Great God of the Bible is the Supreme ruler of the universe. He is infinite in love, infinite in mercy, and infinite in hope. With that said, there is something else we would encourage you to understand about this loving Father. God is also infinitely righteous. Furthermore, He loves righteousness and justice. For this reason He gave us His law. That law reveals the very mindset of a Wonderful and Virtuous King. And it will one day stand as the great moral code of all people on the earth.
Sadly, today God’s law has been ignored by the vast majority of people on earth. It has been dismissed by them as irrelevant. Even those who profess to believe in the God of the Bible have compromised that law. They have concluded that it just doesn’t matter if they create their own festivals and worship on their own sabbaths. Regardless of how people want to interpret our message, we at Blow the Trumpet are here to tell you that such thinking is a HUGE mistake.
The scriptures make it absolutely clear that God condemns idolatry in all forms. He does so because he knows how destructive it really is. Unlike mankind, God cannot be misled by the trappings of false worship. This is because He knows what is true and He rejects everything that goes contrary to truth.
We at Blow the Trumpet strongly recommend you read God’s own words concerning His opinion of Christmas (see: Jer. 10) and the breaking of His Sabbath (Ezek. 20:11-24). Furthermore, our website library contains several booklets on these very important subjects
Additionally, you asked a very important question regarding God’s love and we would be remiss to ignore it. God’s love for mankind has been demonstrated in many ways. The 104th Psalm reveals that the creation of the heavens and the earth was considerate of God’s human family. The Bible also reveals that God’s law was a great expression of love toward the nation of Israel (Dt. 4:5-8).
But clearly the greatest act of love extended by God to all mankind was the offering of His Son to redeem man from the consequences of sin (Jn. 3:16). God’s love toward us is unimpeachable. The question we really need to be asking should be to ourselves. That question is this: Do we really love God? And does God know we love Him. Here is His answer: “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous” (1Jn. 5: 2-3).
The point here is that God’s law is alive and well in both the Old and New Testaments. Furthermore, his true and faithful servants speak according to that law.
Finally, the Bible declares that God reveals His love through correction. That’s right! God corrects those He loves (Pro. 3:11-12, Heb. 12:5-6). Even allowing the nations of Israel and Judah to be routed in war and forced into captivity was an act of love. Furthermore, His warning to His people declares that He desires to forgive His people if they will only repent (2Chr. 7:14). For this reason God has commissioned His servants throughout the ages to “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins” (Isa. 58:1).
In closing we at Blow the Trumpet want you to know that we derive no pleasure in fulfilling the commission God has entrusted to us and others. The day will come when you will understand this.
Blow the Trumpet
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