Why go to all this trouble? Why not just make us “instant saints”?
Because God wants to build character into our lives. To remove difficulty or pain from our lives is to skip the process it takes to build character. God is in the transformation business.
God did not take away evil. God transforms it. God didn’t stop the crucifixion. He gave us Easter. You see, God’s method is not the method of substitution. Most of us want God to give us health instead of sickness; wealth instead of poverty; friendship rather than loneliness.
We just want God to substitute things, but God is not in the substitution business. God is in the transformation business.
Second Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Like the caterpillar becoming a butterfly, when the Holy Spirit gives us new birth in Christ, we become a new creature to the glory of God.
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! From there the articles are widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
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