by Maurice M Johnson

When one says: "God damn it" he is actually praying. But it is one prayer that God will not answer. He is not in the "damning" business. Nineteen hundred years ago, outside the walls of Jerusalem, God spared not His sinless and well-beloved Son so that you and I would not have to be damned.

"For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn (damn) the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." — John 3:14-18. It is true that Christ was actually DAMNED by His own Father when He voluntarily took our place before the just and holy judgment bar of Almighty God — and then "tasted death for every man" as He cried out:

"My God! My God! Why hast Thou forsaken me?" — Psalm 22:1; Matt. 27:46.

And that is why "today is the day of salvation" and not damnation. If the "goodness of God" doesn't lead you to heart repentance and grateful acceptance of "the gift of God which is eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ," you will damn yourself. Just think of it, Christ, "was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification." "He that believeth not shall be damned." — Acts 16:31; Mark 16:16.


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