The Love of God
by Tylos Jackson | February 13, 2018The love of God gives repentant humanity heaven and unrepentant hell. You say heaven and hell yes, since God is Love, everything he does comes from His Loving nature. As a God that is Love He defines what Love is and we dare not try to alter His identity. His Loving nature corrects and favors whom he chooses and rejects based upon His will and just character. So if God is Love we are looking at Him in error if we don’t view His Love as it relates to hell. The same loving God caused the expulsion of man from the Garden of Eden, the flood that destroyed children and adults. And it will be the same Loving God that will allow humanity to go to hell if we live an unrepentant life. You can’t have it only one way...to only think of God’s love in terms of only encouragement, affection, and forgiveness. We must be careful for it was Jesus who said that the same Loving God would usher us into hell. Isn’t it possible that reason why our generation, when receiving/allowing trials, persecution, or hard times at the hand of God wants to quit? Because we only want the God of the positive-the God that makes me feel good and loves us with an occasional spanking on the hands. But biblical love for God is inclusive of the whole idea of God that gives us heaven and the opportunity to reject Him and send us to hell. To accept this God, in the person of Jesus, is to live in a balance of knowing God’s inexpressible love and reverence His unquestionable punishment.