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Gods love is conditional!
by Shaila Touchton
12/19/11
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Gods love can be conditional and unconditional ( He gave up his son Jesus Christ to die for our sins)or both. People who know God's will and who love righteousness will hate sin and evil. There is no scripture to say that God loves everyone, regardless of what they have said or done. If God’s love were unconditional, there would be no Hell and all the unrepentant sinners, no matter how evil, would go to Heaven. Having a right relationship with God begins with acknowledging your sin. God is love (1 John 4:8), but God also punishes the sinner and hates all who do iniquity. To sin is to break God's Law and offend His character. God hates sin. Sin is breaking God's Ten Commandment law. The Bible says that when we knowingly break any command of God, we are sinning as transgression of the law of God (1 John 3:4) and rebellion against God (James 4:17), But, He does not punish sin. He punishes the sinner. God punishes the sinner and hates all who do iniquity. All unrighteousness is sin and it is described in the Bible (Deuteronomy 9:7; Joshua 1:18). Every sin has its own consequences. God hates everyone who doesn't put Him first." God is not angry merely against the sin abstracted from the sinner, but against the sinner himself.Eg when you say God hates the theft, but loves the thief. He abhors adultery, but is pleased with the adulterer. This will not make any sense. The sin has no moral character apart from the sinner. Sin is the nature of a wicked and a characteristic of a Devil and who has gone spiritually away from God. We should continuously pray to God at all times to deliver us from all evil and guarding our selves not to have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. The sins are always to be confessed, repented, and mourned truly in order to be a righteous before God. The Bible lists many things that are sinful in God's eyes. Jesus hated sin and he hated worldliness. He put up with the sinfulness of men in order to call sinners to repentance. We can even cultivate relationships with the godless for the purpose of calling sinners to repentance and evangelizing them, but never to enjoy their sin or sinful life style. Paul said this to the Ephesians in Eph. 5:3-8, II Cor. 6:14-17


we are not to socialize at all with people who, having become part of God's Church, are practicing sin. Jesus was compassionate for sinners because Christ came into the world to save sinners. He didn't come to make sinners feel good about themselves.

Some people attempt to justify their wrongdoing by saying, for example, that Jesus refused to condemn the woman caught in adultery and that He spent much of His time eating and drinking with sinners. Jesus' words to the adulterous woman, "Neither do I condemn you" (Jn. 8:11), are filled with forgiveness, not tolerance. She knew her own sin, and He knew that she did, whereas the would-be stone-throwers weren't

reflecting upon theirs. So Jesus had to deal with them first. But after He forgave the woman, notice that Jesus did not say, "Go, follow your feelings, celebrate diversity, and try not to hurt anyone." He said, "Go, and sin no more." To the paralytic, He added a further warning: "Sin no more, lest something worse befall you" (Jn. 5:14). That God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.2 Corinthians 5:19

Do not be a lukewarm Christian rebuke the sin, judge righteously. One does not need to have lived all his life without sin in order to rebuke others. Jesus knew His disciples had committed sins, yet he still ordered them to rebuke sin (Matthew 18:15, Ephesians 5:11, John 7:24, James 5:19,20,).If we fail to rebuke others when they sin, then we ourselves have committed the sin of disobeying the above verses. We learn that the Bible forbids certain kinds of judgment, but it also requires us to rebuke sin in order to help people please God and be saved.

The Bible commands men to depart from all sin, to keep God's commandments, to be holy because God is holy, and to be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect. The Bible teaches that all men ought to live without sin and that they can live without sin by God's grace and the power of his indwelling Holy Spirit. The Bible also teaches that Christians do live without sin and overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. One can live without sin. Here are some scriptures ref.Awake to righteousness, and sin not 1 Cor. 15:34

God has given us Ten Commandments to keep and be obedient to his commandment which is a part of his conditional love for us in order to protect us. God also cursed Adam and Eve when they sin against him. If sin alone was the object of His hatred, why didn't He destroy only the sin of our first parents? There are many people who ignore scriptures on God's wrath against sin. Even though God is a loving God who forgives sin, the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. When we truly repent, God shows his grace and love, but if we do not repent, it shows that we are continuing in our rebellious ways which results in Gods wrath.

Bible verses on Conditional love:

In John 14:21He who HAS MY COMMANDMENTS AND KEEPS THEM, it is he who loves me. And HE WHO LOVES ME will be loved by my father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.

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, but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments. (Ex 20:5-6)

The Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God (John 16:27).

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. (1 John 4:15-16)

Romans 5:12 shows us the consequences of what Adam and Eve started, that, "just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin," death has "spread to all men, because all sinned.

God judges the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day." (Psa 7:11)

Proverbs 15:9 the way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

Proverbs 30:12 there is a generation that is pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Isaiah 13:11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

Amos 3:2 you only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.

"But this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, vengeance on his foes! — The sword devours, is sated, drunk with their blood: for the Lord GOD of hosts holds a slaughter feast" [Jer. 46:10]

God hates sinners so much that "for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8)

Because of these the wrath of God is coming (upon the disobedient)." [Col. 3:6]

Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

Hebrews 1:9 - You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness.

Jeremiah 12:17 But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 51:13 O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.

Jeremiah 51:52 Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan..

Romans 2:2-9 "But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God 'will give to each person according to what he has done.' To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile"

A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy. Proverbs 29:1

Proverbs 14:9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

Psalms 10:11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

2 Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

Proverbs 10:16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. Proverbs 4:14

And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith. 2 Thessalonians 3:2

Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22

May God bless all those who take a stand for the truth!

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Michael Hume 25 Dec 2011
I like this wise article.




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