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Monday, July 31, 2006

God is Love

I know God is omnipotent and His authority is above all but I also know He is love.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

If God is not fully any of this then He is not love, but He is fully all these things. We are not.

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Blogger audrey` said...

God's love is always sufficient for us :)
Jesus loves you and Corry very much, brother.
Take care :)

7/31/2006 07:54:00 PM  
Blogger Antonio said...


but if God is love and tells us to love our enemies, how is it He has chosen, in the counsel of His will, to damn countless millions, who have no chance whatsoever of rescue?

How is it that He expects more love out of us than He is willing to give?

7/31/2006 09:48:00 PM  
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...


8/01/2006 03:26:00 AM  
Blogger Seeker said...

So... what's the problem?

8/01/2006 06:09:00 AM  
Blogger Rose~ said...

Amen, brother. Thanks for pointing this out to me today.

(Antonio's comment is priceless)

8/01/2006 06:42:00 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

I'm glad He is fully all of those things. We fall so short.

I have a posted a question on my blog that really has been troubling me lately. I would like your opinion as well as that of all your fine readers.

Sorry, not trying to advertise... I just really want to get this question answered.

8/01/2006 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger Mrs Zeke said...

Antonio could you expand a bit on your question I want to make sure I understand where you are coming from before I attempt to answer.

God loves in a way I can't even dream of and I think that is what causes many so much frustration. If man really could conceive it I would consider it man made and then no God thing at all. Not understanding does not make it of God, but not understanding it an realizing it is perfect kinda does :) ..hmmm

kristi I tried to help answer on your blog sorry if it only confused more

Be loved

8/01/2006 12:40:00 PM  
Blogger Kc said...

May God bless you Audrey. Your constant love and devotion are such an encouragement. We love you sis. ;-)

Antonio this is what some would say is mysterious and I would say is ridiculous. Thanks for making this obivious dear brother.

Matthew it is always so good to read your post and your comments even when so breif. ;-)

Karen it's all the tension. ;-)

Thank you Rose and sis I am being constantly challenged by your series on the parables. Great stuff! ;-)

Kristi thanks and me blog su blog. ;-)

Mrs. Zeke, in case Antonio doesn't make it back, he is refering to the Calvinist teaching on election that God created certain men for destruction.

You words of wisdom for Kristi were amazing and again I say you are a great blessing to the blogging community. ;-)

8/01/2006 05:38:00 PM  
Blogger Gordon Cloud said...

Great post, KC. It is wonderful to know that everything God does is motivated by love (even His judgment).

8/01/2006 07:28:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs Zeke said...

Awww I see now. Well I like shiny simple things so

God says He does not want any to perish, so they must perish of there own free will. He then might take it and use it for the benefit of the Kingdom, but the choice was made.

I'm easy

Love is a good thing

8/01/2006 08:49:00 PM  
Blogger Bhedr said...

Amen. God is love.

One of your loveable mystery guys.

One day we will see a little more even if not all scripture seems to make sense....we must simply accept what we cannot understand and believe that at the Cross God has done more than enough to show that he loves his enemies.

8/01/2006 08:59:00 PM  
Blogger Kc said...

Gordon, great point. I wonder if some wise preacher might offer a series on God's judgment one day (ahem). ;-)

Mrs. Zeke we agree in spirit. ;-)

Brian, as usual you blow me away. It's such a small construct but so profound. God loves His enimies.

8/02/2006 03:54:00 AM  
Blogger Gordon Cloud said...

That's a great idea, KC. Next wise preacher I meet, I will pass that suggestion along to him. ;)

8/02/2006 09:57:00 AM  
Blogger Mrs Zeke said...

"Mrs. Zeke we agree in spirit. ;-)"

What are you trying to say KC ? :)

love is good

8/02/2006 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Bhedr said...


Do you think Todd Beamer was acting in love when he interupted the hijackers and caused flight 93 to plunge to its death while possibaly delievering the Nation from who knows what?

I don't think he was willing to see his fellow passangers die along with him. I don't think it was there choice. Many of them may not of even known what was happening.

Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world...but we just don't have all the facts and the reasons that governs God's choices...but we do know that he must act in justice to also act in love. Sometimes some sinners are judged so that other eyes can be opened to the Saviour. It is unfortunate that this is the way it is but one cannot ignore his justice and that he also erradicates elements that would possibaly infer trouble upon his plans to redeem. Romans 9:22-23 might seem arbitrary but if you go on to chapters 10 and 11 then you see his compassion and a purpose.

Saul was commanded to kill of the Amalekites even to the infants. While we no longer have a theocracy and God forbid that this should be done anymore as we are sent to spread the Gospel...well in the church in Thyatyria we still see that God himself threatens to kill off even the children of those who follow Jezabel.

It is troubling I know, but God sometimes has to do his own work of Quarantine in order to fulfill his plans. We just don't have all the facts of the choices he has to make. This was not intended to seem depressing, but in hopes that we might consider that there is a realm beyond our understanding that revolves around the Sovereign purposes of God.

However we must remember that Jesus Wept over a Jerusalem that rejected him....it is a mystery, but thank God because of his great sacrifice we have hope and a power to pray and reach others through the Holy Spirit.

8/02/2006 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger Bhedr said...

Oh and I wasn't trying to take the wise preachers place. I am just a truck driver and we truck drivers think we know it all.

Go get a CB and you will soon find out.

8/02/2006 10:14:00 PM  
Blogger Kc said...

Gordon <-------- Wise preacher. ;-)

Mrs. Zeke I call it "freed will". ;-)

More wise words Brian and I think you've pointed out what I see as a clear conflict between faith in Christ and Determinist philosophy; the absence of hope. While believers can have full hope in Christ Jesus the Determinist can only hope he is elect. I honestly find this so sad.

8/03/2006 03:43:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

BTW Brian a wise trucker is invaluable IMO. ;-)

8/03/2006 03:51:00 AM  
Blogger Seeker said...

Is there scriptural evidence that the non-elect person is concerned (worried, hoping, wishing) about his position?

8/03/2006 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Sis I would say that scripture indicates that everyone who is elect in Christ realized their need for Him prior to becoming elect in Him.

8/03/2006 04:47:00 PM  
Blogger Bhedr said...

I hear ya!

Another thing. Our president placed F-14's in the sky with a command to shoot down any passenger planes, while having the rest grounded.

When we see that in Daniels prayers Micheal was warring with other demons...we must realize that God makes similar choices outside the realm of our free choices. No one would like to be stuck on that Air-craft at the time or be willing to be shot down, but sometimes God makes those choices in order to deliver in other circumstances.

We just don't have all the facts, but praise God he is in control.

8/03/2006 07:14:00 PM  
Blogger Bhedr said...

You would think a king would have the most choices right? Well the book of proverbs tells us that even the Kings heart is in the hand of God and like rivers of water he directs it. We have as much free will as that water that works within the framework. It seems like we have a lot, but in comparison to God it is very little. You can direct the water without infiltrating it. All of these things should be of great mystery to us, but I guess everyone on each side believes he understands himself. Scripture indicates that he knows us more than we know ourselves. That is one thing Peter had to learn when he tried to persuade Jesus that he was *determined* to follow him to the death while every one else would forsake him. He did not have the strength to make that choice. He chose what he didn't want to do.

8/03/2006 07:20:00 PM  

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