“Is God’s love really unconditional? The phrase unconditional love is not even in the Bible!”
Ever heard that one? How about this one:
“God’s love is unconditional, but…”
Statements like these make me shake my head in wonder.
What do you think the word love means?
Is God’s love unconditional? It must be, otherwise it is not love. There are no ifs, buts, and maybes when it comes to love.
“But ‘unconditional love’ is not in the Bible.”
Sure it is. It’s in plenty of places.
In scripture, the love of God is captured in the noun, agape. God is the source and definition of agape-love.
According to that well-known chapter we read at weddings, agape-love is patient, kind, and not self-seeking. It is not easily angered and it keeps no record of wrongs.
Agape-love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Agape-love never fails.
Sounds like true love to me.
The love of God in action
In the New…