Apologetics & Outreach

Is God Love, Or Is Love God?1 min read

August 22, 2013 1 min read

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Is God Love, Or Is Love God?1 min read

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Read the title one more time. There is an important distinction between the two.

Consider the inspired apostle John’s words:

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8)

Most assume their concept of love is God. In other words, they ‘mold’ God to fit into their self-defined idea of love. When they do this, their worldly idea of love actually becomes their god. And when love becomes their god, love defines what is right and wrong, good and evil, holy and unholy.

Instead, we need to come to God and ask Him, “Who are YOU, the Great I AM, and how do YOU define love?”

If God is truly your God, you will allow Him to tell you Who He Is (and thus allow Him to define love).

If love is your god, you will inevitably define your god by your self-defined concept of love.

God is love. Love isn’t God.

Ben Giselbach is the pulpit minister at the Edgewood church of Christ in Columbus, GA. He and his wife Hannah have two children, Ezra & Colleyanna. Ben is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University and has written three books in his You Are A Theologian Series: Thinking Right about the Bible, Thinking Right about God, and Thinking Right about Salvation.
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