Thursday, February 24, 2011

God is Love?

I just wanted to share a brief theory that's been on my mind lately.

I hear many Christians talk about how God is love and their mission to to share that love with the world. Nothing wrong with that. The problem sets in when the people who so loudly profess the love of God and claim to be his vessel behave with so little love themselves. Here's the theory I've developed on the matter.

If you talk about how much God loves you and how you are sharing that love with others but treat people with little/no love, you most likely leave them to arrive at one of the following conclusions:

1. God is not love.
2. I have to earn God's love.
3. God must not love me.
4. I am unlovable.

I know that may seem controversial to some. But think about it, if you claim to represent the source of purest love but do not share that with others, why wouldn't they come to one of those conclusions?


  1. this is why i have recently said that to love God is to really love others. A person doesn't actually love God if they don't love others. i think that makes sense.

  2. I think you are quite right. One of the worst ones is when a rebuke is "done in love." It becomes a 'Christian" way of being an ass. I really struggle with all this. My experience of God is love, and I don't think anyone has the right or the ability to stop it. However, when people proclaim it and act in the opposite way, they just turn people away.