The other day my four year-old simply announced, “If you believe in God, He is a good guy. But if you don’t believe in Him, He is a bad guy.” Now, there are certainly things wrong with this statement. First of all, your belief in God (or lack thereof) doesn’t change God in any way. Furthermore, God can never be called, “a bad guy.” However, from my son’s perspective, he understands perfectly well. If you believe and trust in Christ, He will be good towards you, forgiving your sin and guiding you in the path of life. But, if you reject Him, you will face His wrath.
My hope for my son is that he will see his parents enjoy the kindness of God in their lives, that he too will follow Christ with all of his heart for all of his life.