Wisdom Transcends the Material Brain.
C.S. Lewis, a former atheists who became one of the best known Christian writers, wrote in the 'Chronicles of Narnia'
“Aslan is a lion- the Lion, the great Lion." "Ooh" said Susan. "I'd thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion"..."Safe?" said Mr Beaver ..."Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you.”
And Jordan Peterson, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist, a public speaker, and the author of the multi-million copy bestseller '12 Rules for Life', wrote;
'A harmless man is not a good man. A good man is a very, very dangerous man who has it under voluntary control'
'And God said, Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness' Genesis 1:26
'Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God:sternness (wrath) to those who fell, but kindness (love) to you, provided that you continue in His kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off' Romans 11:22
'They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!' Revelation 6:16. The wrath in the meekness of a sacrificial Lamb who took our place out of love for us. 'It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.' Hebrews 10:31
The Old Testament is about 1. God's love for Israel, for mankind, but also about 2. His severity on sin. God is portrayed as Love, as holy and therefore the One who cannot stand the shadow of sin. 'Your eyes are too holy to look at evil, You cannot stand the shadow of sin.’ Habakkuk 1:13
The New Testament is about the Cross - 1. the Love of God and 2. His wrath on Sin
Never underestimate God's hate for sin. The severe penalties, stoning often prescribed in The Old Testament, demonstrates God's intense hate for sin. Even so the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, effectively His people, and He forsake them. 'Despite the beauty of Solomon’s Temple and the Lord’s presence there, Judah’s idolatry (sin) caused the Lord’s Glory to forsake the Temple and give it over to the Babylonians, who destroyed it on August 14, 586 B.C. (Ezekiel 9-11).' And God's beloved people was taken captive and exiled to Babylon for 70 years. More so, He was prepared to sacrifice His child, His Son, Himself, on the cross in a most horrific way, to destroy sin's grip on us, set us free and accept us blameless into His presence. Sin paid for ... in full, by the sacrificial blameless Lamb.
Never underestimate God's love for us. 'For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the Name of God’s one and only Son.' John 3:16-18
Astonishingly, He will also sacrifice His own people, Christians, like He sacrificed Himself, to bring lost people to His heart, to give them eternal life. Because He loves people so much (He is crazy about you!) and does not want anyone to be lost and will go to great extremes. ' ...God … who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth' 1 Timothy 2:3-4 Read the story of Stephen, who was stoned to death, in the book of Acts chapters 6 and 7. 'Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews.' Acts 11:19, and later throughout the world; the amazing story of Jim Elliot 'End of the Spear' who died as a young missionary but multitudes of peoples' lives, hearts, were changed and came to Christ through his death. And many, many more similar accounts.
God is not safe. But He is good.