The Ultimate and Complete Triumph of God

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I believe implicitly in the ultimate and complete triumph of God, the time when all things shall be subject to Him and when God will be everything to everyone (I Corinthians 15:24-28). For me, this has certain consequences. If one man remains outside of the love of God at the end of time, it means that one man has defeated the love of God – and that is impossible. Further, there is only one way in which we can think of the triumph of our God. If God was no more than a king or judge, then it would be possible to speak of His triumph, if His enemies were agonizing in hell or were totally and completely obliterated and wiped out. But God is not only king and judge, God is Father – He is indeed Father more than anything else. No father could be happy while there were members of his family forever in agony. No father would count it a triumph to obliterate the disobedient members of his family. The only triumph a father can know is to have all of his family back home again.

William BarclayWilliam Barclay
A Spiritual Autobiography, pages 65-67
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Lowering the Omniscience of God

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In a little school a lad was given an assignment by his teacher. He grappled with the task of finding the solution. After hours of efforts in which the answer continued to elude his eager search, he gave up the attempt. The sum was beyond his ability to work it out, and so defeated, with his sponge he just removed the problem from his slate.

When our theology involves the possibility of man becoming an unanswerable riddle to Deity, and when annihilation suggests that God’s final action of human problems is their destruction, then we have lowered the thought of the omniscience of God to somewhat akin to a boyish baffled brain. The difference between the two is only of degree.

Alan Burns (1884-1929)
Faith Fellowship Magazine, Volume 58, Number 1
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An Unworthy Conception of God

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For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil (Genesis 3:5).

Satan’s first attack upon the human race was his sly effort to destroy Eve’s confidence in the kindness of God. From that day, men have had a false conception of God. Nothing twists and deforms the soul more than a low or unworthy conception of God.

From a failure properly to understand God comes a world of unhappiness even today. Unfortunately many cannot get free from their perverted notions of God, and these notions poison their hearts and destroy their inward freedom.

AW TozerA.W. Tozer (1897-1963)
The Root of Righteousness (1955)
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