Nope. All wrong. He's given up on us. He's sitting back watching as it all goes to hell. The world we created is not what he envisioned. Aids, natural disaster and the like are all attempts of his to wipe us out. We are not what was intended.
God doesn't give up on his people. God indeed gives up on other peoples. This can be seen best in Exodus with God giving up on Pharaoh and Egypt, but it can also be seen in Paul's letter to the Romans where God gave up on certain Gentiles who wanted to go their own way. But God never gives up on his own people, even in the case of utter apostasy. When the newfound Hebrew people built an idol to represent YHWH's magnificence in Exodus 32, God responded in anger threatening to destroy them due to their utter apostasy. Moses reminded God of his promises, and God being the One True God stayed True to those promises and revealed himself as a most merciful and loving God in Exodus 34:6. He proved this by pursuing his people continually despite their ongoing obstinacy, and pursued them even beyond death and unto resurrection and eternal life. That is a god who doesn't give up on his people!
Because it is His Ability working through the Child of God. He is Able To Save to the Uttermost ans faithful to perform His Work unto the very end.He is the Potter and we are the Clay, we need to yield ourselves to Him fully, He can do all things.He will never allow us to utterly fall. Again, it's His Ability and not ours. As we draw nigh to Him after He has first drawn us by His Holy Spirit, He is faithful to come and live in us and work through us by His Holy Spirit. He will teach, guide and direct us in our lives. He is without limit, restriction or resource. He is All Wisdom, All Ability and All Knowing. His ways are unsearchable, and yet, He brings revelation of Himself according to His Will and our desire. And because it is His Will that all should know Him, we can be sure that He will come to us and see us through. It isn't at all dependent on us except to first,desire Him and secondly, choose Him and thirdly trust Him and lastly, obey Him. And, because HE IS ABLE, He does not give up on us, for He is faithful to do His part in us, through us and concerning us and His Promises.
Never say never but it takes A LOT for Him to finally turn His back. Even after Adam and Eve screwed up the world He stuck by them and lived them and took care of them. On the otherhand after hundreds of years of constant disobedience God finally gave up on Israel and the Jews and cursed them until the end of time. They deny Christ and are destined to follow their rigid sets of rules and regs pointlessly until its time for Christ to return when their eyes will open to the Truth and their hearts believe once again. If He knows you are or will be He will not 'give up' on you but if he already knows you are going to choose against Him... If you continue to make poor choices in your life He will allow you to do so and suffer the consequences so it may seem like Hes given up on occasion but Hes really just waiting fir YOU to come back to HIM.
God doesn't give up on us until we give up on Him. Only when we repeatedly turn our backs on Him and stubbornly refuse His offer of forgiveness will He finally let us go. The Bible warns, "A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed-without remedy" (Proverbs 29:1). You see, we are separated from God because of our sins, and our greatest need is to be forgiven and cleansed of them. This is why Jesus Christ came into the world. All your sins were placed on Him, and He died for you. Now God offers you salvation as a free gift-a gift Christ paid for with His blood. Repent of your sins and ask Christ to come into your life today.
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NewBlood, sweetheart, I feel as if you've had a relationship with God in the past & just have maybe gotten away from it for awhile. Of course I don't know for sure. But please know this, even after they've come to know God, the most kind, sweetest, good-hearted, God-loving people you know "sin" - everyday. (Please take note I did not say, "SINNED".) We're human. There was only one solitary man that walked this earth that was perfect and that was Jesus. That's why God gave us so much scripture about his mercy and grace. So He even tells us how to start out when we don't know what to do -- at all. Hebrews 4:16 says, "Let us approach the throne with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Honey, He WANTS us to need Him. He WANTS us to turn to Him (and especially "back" to Him if we've strayed away.) You're His child. At one point in my life, I felt almost like you did, then I finally did what Heb. 4:16 said & I just went to Him with confidence that He'd be there full of mercy and grace & accept me again - fell on my knees and cried for, what seemed to be hours - just talked & told Him everything I was feeling & asked for forgiveness.
A being has to exist first to be able to "give up or not give up! Have we decided upon that first CAUSE as yet "universally", before we can determine its EFFECT? Leaving that aside, have we enough proof that this god ever GAVE IN on people?
I think if there is a god that it is evident that god does give up on some ppl. And why not? If all those who would convert a person are gone mad from the rantings of a living Antichrist would it not behoove god to refrain from subjecting his beloved followers to this heinous madness spat by a forked tongue? If all channels of reaching a person have been systematically rewired to interpret the bible as wrong and the word of god just a function to be manipulated like a derivative for personal gain would it still behoove a god to keep on truckin with this one? If every waking breath of an individual was taken in order to consciously: spite god and lead his followers astray, to dilute the words of the bible, and spread blasphemy like it were a catchy pop song all the while choosing to believe that god does not even exist but that for entertainment purposes only? It does behoove a god to give up on this person when they die at least that is true but depending on which god you are talking about he's prolly given up much sooner.