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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gods' Love Is Not Unconditional By Minister Speed


It’s amazing how New Age information has stealthily made its way into the Christian Doctrine.  Everyone is creating a new Jesus and twisting His teaching into a compartmentalize doctrine which only recognize love as one of His characters and not judgment, correction, and conditions with a strict adherence to the Word and Will of God.

The latest craze is a God who loves all people unconditionally.  This promotes a mentality which says that you can do whatever you wish to do and God will continue to tolerate it and there are no consequences for whatever path you chose. They all lead to God anyway.

The situation has gotten to the point that even the people who are called by Gods’ name have been deluded that all they have to do is believe and they are “Saved” and will receive all of the divine promises that God has in His word.  This type of thinking has especially become prevalent in the America church house which has turn into a materialistic spiritual prostituted club house.

To think that the God of creation doesn't care how you worship Him, or how you stand before Him, or that he carries no condition to His loving power has become a staple of the New Age bible-less mentality.

I’m here to tell you that nothing can be farther from the truth.  God cannot be placed into a box where you determine how and when He will react to a certain situation. While the Love of God is certainly the most powerful force in the Universe, please know that Gods’ Love is not unconditional and what He expects of us carries a great responsibility and "certain" conditions.

Here are a few scriptures that you should make yourself familiar with.
1. 2 Chronicle 7:14 Kjv - If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
1a. If is a requirement which specifies that a condition must be met in order for a thing to exist.  The passage above indicates 4 things that a child of God must do in order for God to operate fully in their life. 
2. Matthew 7:21 - Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
2a. Here we see that if you are not “doing” the will of God then you most assuredly will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.  This contradict the just believe teaching
3. 2 Timothy 2:15 - Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
3a. God is saying that you must study His Word, His Bible Doctrine to gain His approval.  The opposite of that scripture can be seen in the statement “ ignorance or lack of study of Gods’ word is disproval from God.”
4.  Matthew 5:23 & 24 - Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
4a. Here we see that believers have been instructed to make sure they are to forgive those that have done something against them before they come to God with a request, prayer, or blessing.
5. John 8:24 Niv - I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”
6. John 14:16- Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

6a. Here Jesus is saying that If your belief system is not from Him, and the will and word of God then you will never enter into heaven.

The fact that at some point in time God acted with charity towards a sinful world by giving them a savior does not imply that God loves all men unconditionally.  In fact the scriptures say exactly the opposite.  They say that God does not love wicked mankind and was sorry that He made them.

 "The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.   And the LORD was “SORRY THAT HE HAD MADE MAN ON THE EARTH” and it grieved Him to His heart"
(Gen 6:5-6).

One might argue that even though God is sorry that He made man, He still loves them despite their wickedness.  You know..."God hates sin, but loves the sinner!"  The problem is that this popular slogan is not scriptural.  On the contrary, the Bible says:
    "For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee...

     THOU HATEST ALL WORKERS OF INIQUITY.” (Psalms 5:4-5)

    "...But The wicked and him that loveth violence HIS SOUL HATETH."(Psalms 11:5
    "The face of the LORD is against them that do evil..." (Psalms 34:16)

"He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: And he that loveth me SHALL BE LOVED OF MY FATHER..." (John 14:21)

Those verses clearly say that God will love someone IF they keep His commandments.  Therefore, the doctrine of God's unconditional love of mankind is false.  We must stop listening to the ear tickling sermons of modern Christianity and let the scriptures speak for themselves about whom God loves...

     "The LORD loveth the righteous." (Psalms 146:8)
     "He loveth him that followeth after righteousness."  (Proverbs 15:9)
     "I love them that love Me."   (Proverbs 8:17)

To continue we can see that Scripture clearly teaches that God's love (phileo, agape, etc.) is unfailing, undeserved, and unilateral (completely one-sided in initiation). But is God's love without condition--I.E.: UN-conditional?

On this we should consider three things: 1) Where did this idea come from? 2) Is it consistent with Scripture? And 3) Could this be a modern packaging of the New Age old message of false prophecy?

1), the words unconditional and love are not used in Scripture in either the Old or New Testaments, nor does any of the early church fathers use the phrase. Readers have pointed out that it was first used in 1751 in negative reference to the Moravian heresy, and more recently by Erich Fromm in the 1930s to describe the matricentric complex (vs. patricentric; hat tip: Mark Long). But these are arcane references.

The phrase unconditional love entered mainstream, pop-culture English during the 1960s LSD drug culture. What the flower-children originally meant by unconditional love had to do with "love the one you are with" in the sexual revolution sense. But the phrase did not last long even among the hippies because it is inherently contradictory: to love is to care deeply about the condition of the one loved.   But "under the influence" a lot of things made sense that didn't later. After the drugs wore off, psychology flirted with the pop-phrase in the 1970's in the "transactional analysis" fad, but this was ephemeral and quickly dropped from view. Just about then a few susceptible Christian teachers stepped in and took the baton, and the rest is history.

With this dubious modern pedigree we must ask the obvious question: is this an idea that comes from above, or from below? (John 8:23)

2), Is the implicit idea that the phrase asserts consistent with Scripture? If we look at the phrase in the way most people quote it, then definitely not.  If unconditional can exist in the same phrase as love without canceling it, then why did Jesus bother declaring the conditions? "You must be born again." etc.

Think about it. In a typical teaching of Jesus, much of what He said was the life-giving conditions of moving out-of a position of wrath and into a loving relationship with the Father. The catch-phrase unconditional love strips these words right out of our Savior's mouth. "Hey Jesus, you can't say that! Don't you know that God's agape love is unconditional?"

John 8:31-32 (NIV) ...Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Get it? If then is a condition which specifies that a condition must be met in order for a thing to exist.

3), We should consider the possibility that this New Age phrase might be a wolf in sheep's clothing. The fact is unconditional love is one of Satan's latest repackaging of the "peace, peace" message that has always been the essence of false prophecy? Of course, Satan would never be that clever, to deny the very words of God with a subtle twist of phrase? Would he?

Because of a Bible lesson on this site which calls for repentance from homosexuality, we get a lot of "flame" from Sodomites and Lesbians.  A typical complaint is to lecture us that "God's love is unconditional", thus justifying their actions--or whatever--since "God loves everyone eternally no matter what they believe or do." By this way of thinking, "It makes no difference which 'god' you worship or sins you commit since God's unconditional love would never allow Him to send anyone to hell.

 Condemning people to hell is not exactly a loving thing to do for those so sent, is it? So, it does not matter what people think or believe or do. God's unconditional love means that we will all go to heaven.

I know that this article will not be received in the Spirit it was written if at all read and I’m ok with that but know this. 

The word Holy is indicative of thought, actions, and deeds being set apart for God. It starts with the belief that what God says is right, you believe is right.  What God has said is wrong you believe and are convicted that it is wrong.  Even if you cannot pull it off you at least know that it is wrong.  In your heart you are not against God and through His Holy Spirit He will give you the power to live according to His ways.

The sinning Christian has been repeatedly told that: "God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life!"  ...Sadly, nothing could be farther from the truth, for their end shall be eternal destruction.

"The Church is intolerant in principle because she believes; she is tolerant in practice because she loves. The enemies of the Church are tolerant in principle because they do not believe; they are intolerant in practice because they do not love."  R├ęginald Garrigou-Lagrange