God Is the Great Salvage Man

God is the great salvage man,

rummaging intently through

the mounds of human refuse and

collecting, as if treasures,

soiled consciences

shattered dreams

empty wrappings

rotting legacies

depleted hopes

dented destinies

tangled thoughts

mangled morals

broken hearts

chipped shoulders

excess libido

rusted relationships

holey excuses

scraps of faith

God smiling all the while,

and saying to Himself,

“What I could make of this!”

By Karen Shaw

Top Posts

What is Agape Love?

God is Agape Love (1 John 4:8), his very substance is Agape Love. At the heart of the Gospel lies Agape Love. But what is Agape Love? Learn more about Agape Love and read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 like you’ve never read it before.

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Why knowing God’s character is of uttermost importance

What is the mark of spiritual maturity? How can we know what God truly is like? Does it matter what we believe about God’s character? This article shows the supreme importance of knowing what God is like. Our picture of God shapes our brain and influences our whole life. Therefore, growing in our knowledge of what God is like matters significantly. 

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Reconciling God’s justice and his love. Recovering a biblical view of God’s justice.

Many assume that mercy and justice are at odds as if these are two opposing things, and therefore two opposing characteristics within God. That God desires to have mercy, but he is bound to justice because of his holiness. A dichotomy within the very being of God. Such thinking is based on a wrong understanding of God’s justice influenced by Justitia (Lady Justice) rather than the Bible. Looking at the OT, Jesus, and Paul this article will show that God’s justice is restorative in its nature and therefore consistent with God’s love. God’s restorative justice is an expression of his love and not a quality contrary to God’s love. 

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A Biblical Understanding of the Wrath of God

How does the wrath of God fit with the fact that he is love in his essence? Is the God of the Old Testament different from the God of the New Testament? In this article, it will make clear that God’s wrath and his judging actions are continuously defined the same throughout the Bible and are an expression of his love.

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