In Matthew 22:13, Jesus describes the king’s judgment of the unready and uncaring wedding feast invitee, “Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’”

Many people foolishly say they like the God of the New Testament but not the God of the Old Testament. They claim the God of the Old Testament is so mean and judgmental. They would rather live miserably in their sin. They think God had a personality change between the book of Malachi and the Gospel according to Matthew. They think the God who hated sin in the Old Testament is now passive and accepts sin in the New Testament. The same God who created the heavens and the earth is the same God who reigns today. Many people try to make it seem God forsakes righteousness in the New Testament. These portions of scripture from the New Testament prove otherwise. God’s love invites us to the wedding; God’s righteousness clothes us; God’s justice separates those who are willing from those who are not willing to be clothed by the blood of Jesus Christ.

 

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