"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Is God Unconditional Love?
More Fundamentalist madness:

God is not Love any more than Love is God. God as to his nature is love. Agape is a self sacrificial seeking of the highest good of another without expectation of return. Christ died for all men in that regard though not all men will be saved. We must qualify by faith for salvation by placing our trust in the death burial and resurrection of Christ as the satisfaction of the justice of God concerning our sins. His love therefore is unconditional, but love also is directional in that it wouldn't be fair to those who adjust to the justice of God by faith to be placed aside those who do not for the sake of sloppy sentimentalism or emotional 'love' which is misguided by a liberal mindset. We would not be loving God if we expected that his only begotten Son died for nothing in the process of bringing all into the fold without distinction... His love is filtered through the elements of his holiness, righteousness, and justice. It is not sloppy sentimentalism or emotion. Emotions vascillate, and sentimentalism is subjective. These are inadequate criteria for divine fairness, and therefore are not a part of how God deals with persons.

Is God unconditional Love?, orin@primenet.com http://orin.net
In other words, God's love is unconditional - but our love for Him in return must meet Fundamentalist expectations or He's entitled to damn us to Hell for all eternity... Similarly, God's judgement in "Noah's Flood" was unconditionally "good", according to Fundamentalists, even though he wiped out children ,animals, housepets, the disabled, etc...

A thought: Fundamentalism reacts angrily to post-modern teachings on the subjectivity of opinion by insisting that it follows a supposedly objective "Truth". In reality, their "Truth" involves re-defining existing words to shoe-horn in their personal prejudices. Reality waprs around Fundamentalism, like light bends round mass...

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