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01 Sep 2019
2 Kings 17:6-41
Andrew Sach

Radical Contentment

“Why God must punish sin”

2 Kings 17:6-41

 

 

How could a God of love send Israel into exile?

(The equivalent of “How could a God of love send people to hell?”)

 

 

 

 

 

1) God is vindicated in judgment because evil was done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) God is vindicated in judgment because idolatry robbed him of his rightful glory

 

3) “You shall have no other God’s before me” (Exodus 20:3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) God is vindicated in judgment because warnings were ignored

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) God is vindicated in judgment because others were affected

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) God is vindicated in surprising grace

 

Ezekiel 33:15-23

 

 

John 4:39-42

 

 

“how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?” (Hebrews 2:3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  COFFEE QUESTIONS

Do you believe in God’s judgment? Do you think it’s fair? What would you say to someone who objected to it?