WHAT IF GOD HAD NOT TO SEND HIS SON
AS A PROPITIATION FOR HUMAN SINS?
We do not know when it became obvious to God and Christ that humanity
would have required a Savior. No doubt the Father and the Son discussed and
considered different options. The option that was finally chosen would have
entailed great anguish for both the Son and the Father -- and both knew it.
But what if the Father had decided not to let it happen? What if He had
concluded that sending Christ was too much of a price to pay for puny humans?
What if, after weighing the options, the Father had said, “It’s a no!”? What
would have been the ramification of that decision?
The thought that God the Father might have not allowed Christ to come
and die for us humans is highly perturbing. If Christ had not died for us, we
humans would have remained under the penalty of death, with no recourse. The end
of all human life would have been a terrible eternal punishment. Life would have
been nothing but a hopeless ride for all humans. Satan would have remained
Fortunately, God the Father decided to prevent this horrendous fate for
humans and made the fateful decision: His Son would have divested Himself of
power and glory; He would have grown among men free from sin; He would have
taken upon Himself the death penalty on humans’ behalf. The decision was
probably the most difficult ever made. Yet, our great Father chose to go along
with it and, thus, He put into action a plan of salvation that we all are
It is also important to note that, had God not gone along with the
decision, the intensity of His love would not have been fully demonstrated
before God’s angels. Deciding to offer Christ, must have been a great
confirmation to all the angelic hosts that God was, indeed, ultimate love.
Truly, a God who would give His firstborn for a temporary, mortal creation
is a God of incomprehensible love. A Son who is willing to divest Himself
of His glory, and offer himself for physical, perishable humans is a Being
who overflows with love. The well-known verse “for God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten son” takes on new meaning, when one considers
that God and Christ did not have to go ahead with their plan. They could
have spared themselves the anguish and could have moved on without us.
But “God so loved the world”
that He would not pass the opportunity to shower humanity with His great
love and goodness. Undeniably, we humans are very special to both our
magnificent Father and our wonderful Brother Jesus Christ.
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Cursing of the Ground
Cain and Abel
Sodom and Gomorrah
Joseph in Slavery
Death of David's Child
David's Punishment for the Census
Sennacherib and his Armies
Removal of Foreign Wives
Ananiah and Sapphira
Catastrophes of Last Days
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