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“God is Love.”

 

October, 15th 2017 -Pastor Keith Cromie

I have good news!

God is love.

God is, as to his very nature, love. He defines love. His love is pure, infinite, just, and holy. His love is sovereign and unchangeable.

The Apostle John declares:

1John 4:16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, andGod abides in him.

The Apostle Paul declares:

Rom. 5:6-8 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

God has revealed himself in creation, in Jesus, and in his Word. And there is no way to avoid the encouraging, clear, and obvious truth that God is love. However, this attribute of God can be misunderstood.

People of every generation want to define love for God even to the point to turning the statement around. Despite such attempts, the phrase love is God is simply not true. But it is true that God is loveand that truth is worth exploring.

 

 

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