Does God actually delight in the judgement of the wicked? What is meant by His delighting in judgement?
Justice or Mercy: which is greater, which comes first? Who wanted justice? Who picked up the sword? The suffering of the Son
Critics who are ready to abandon hope for the church are unwittingly at war with the fundamental truth of God’s character—“God is agape” (1 John 4:8). The “final atonement” must include a final reconciliation with the reality of His divine character in the setting of the antitypical Day of Atonement. Where the Jews failed, the church must overcome in response to grace, which does “much more abound.”
This instance of Peter’s use of the sword brought to the surface the transgressor’s spirit, and besides fulfilling prophecy, furnished an opportunity to rebuke the transgressors, and to forever forbid the use of carnal weapons in the defense of Christianity. This he did in healing the wounded ear
A proper understanding of the covenants and beautiful quotes like this showed me that the law that Christ gave to Moses on Mount Sinai is just as much for us as it was for the people in the old testament. So what about the feasts? Are they part of the statutes and judgments?
Satan is the author of death. Faith and Works page 74.
The creation of our world was brought into the councils of heaven. There the covering cherub prepared his request that he should be made prince to govern the world then in prospect. This was not accorded him. Jesus Christ was to rule the earthly kingdom; under God He engaged to take the world with all its probabilities. The law of heaven should be the standard law for this new world, for human intelligences. Lucifer was jealous of Christ and this jealousy worked into rebellion and he carried with him a large number of the holy angels.