Gods Love

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God: and everyone that loves is born of God, and knows God. And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is love; and he that dwells in love, dwells in God, and God in him. 1 John: 4: 7, 16. Love works no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Rom. 13: 10.

Good will is the divine nature and essence. What ever God does is always directed by what he is. Such a God will do the best he can by each of his creatures. But endless torment would be the worst he could do. Is the best a God of Love can do no better than the worst he can do? Can a God of Love do that which does not benefit himself; angels, men nor devils, which will defeat his benevolent purpose, render heaven an exile to millions, who miss their loved ones, and fill hell with agony? No. His "love works no ill." Therefore he will always be kind to the unthankful and evil, will punish to reform and bless.

For I am the Lord, I change not. Mal. 3: 6. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1: 17.

Then he will always love his enemies; will always seek their good, for this he does and always has done.

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commends his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Rom. 5: 6-8. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16, 17. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4: 9, 10.

He loves sinners, and will do the best he can for them. God is Love. This is the passion that he ever manifests towards his children. It will never cease in the bosom of the Father.

"They sin who tell us love can die;

With life all other passions fly."

All others are but vanity

Its holy flame forever burns.

From heaven it came to heaven returns.

Hence the Apostle says:

If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother he is a liar. 1 John 4: 20.

So if a man say God is love, and will hate and curse his child, he is a liar. He can only ordain or allow, what is for the final good of his children. Even his punishments will result in their improvement. "Our God is a consuming fire." Heb. 12: 29. But the fire is love, and will only consume the enemies of his children; for "Love works no ill." Rom. 13: 10.

And God so loved the world that he sent his Son to die for it. John 3: 16.

We have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the World. 1 John 4: 14.

So that the believing Christians can say:

For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom. 8: 38.

God created, governs, judges, punishes, and does all things as a Father, all-wise, almighty, all-merciful. All that the best earthly father would do for his children, God can do for his offspring. (Good will, kindness, the best he can do with infinite might and wisdom, God will do for every child - for all mankind. The best thing that infinite love, aided by omnipotence and omniscience can accomplish - the only thing these divine attributes will accomplish, is universal happiness.

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