(09/18/2016) Divine and Unconditional Love

Posted: September 18, 2016 in Creator, Grace, Judgment, Law, Love, Loved by GOD, Reconciliation, Sacrifice, Sin, The Bible
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Today, thoughts on divine and “unconditional” love are shared.  Like grace and salvation, divine love is granted as unmerited favor, not as a payment for works.  Love expressed by the living is always a  response to actions first performed by divinity.  In accordance with the Scriptures, mature Christian believers acknowledge love as an aspect of the sacred operations whereby divinity is made knowable and known to created beings and living creatures (we say, revelation).  The love of GOD must be understood as inseparable from divine existence.  The active presence of GOD is also the appearance and manifesting of such spirit matter as faith, forbearance, forgiveness, grace, holiness, preeminence, purity, truth, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Jealousy, marriage, sacrifice, suffering, and unselfishness are devices that make devotion and exclusive love recognizable.  Pertaining to judgment, divine love is demonstrated through chastisement and correction as well as by reconciliation and restraint.  Because continuous relationship for finite beings requires awareness, separate existence and self-will, exchange and interaction with divinity demands removal and suspension of many conditions and limitations endured by the living.  Included are deception, breech of promise, parity or status as equals, the operations of sin, and unbelief.  Divine love can not be altered or concluded by conditions of death, sin, or unbelief.  One of the fighters at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Anonymous” (no profile information shared) posted the following:

 

I don’t believe unconditional love exists.. Am I wrong to think that?

Love and acceptance always comes with conditions, even familial love.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.  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.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.  No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.  Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.  And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.  Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.  And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.  Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment:  because as he is, so are we in this world.  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:  because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.  We love him, because he first loved us.  (1st John 4:  8-19, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Love Whom GOD Loves (08/26/2016); In Relationship With Divinity? (08/16/2016); Sign of Divine Love? (04/14/2016); Love From The Cross? (04/08/2016); Love That Is Spirit? (01/28/2016); Punishment To Show Love? (11/29/2015); Divine Jealousy? (09/11/2015)

 

“Anonymous”, here are some thoughts I would like to share in response to your question:  Mature Christian believers trust that divine love creates and imparts the substance from GOD required to make us human.  Thus, in the same way we see it is not servitude to GOD that dehumanizes, it is sin that dehumanizes; we see it is not divine love that dehumanizes, it is sin.  GOD may love objects that we think of as unfeeling:  darkness, the earth, the stars.  Given we usually think of love as an emotion, a feeling that comes and goes, or a peculiar pattern of attitudes, behavior, communication, and interaction visible among and between created beings and living creatures, higher concepts that speak of love for, between, and among eternal and permanent spirits are very difficult to conceive.  Lasting relationships often require accountability, balance, commitment, fidelity, independence, integrity, purpose, respect, and truth.  The love that continues as an aspect of the character, makeup, and nature of immortal, incorruptible divinity is a feature of being, existence, and divine selflessness that requires no operation or substance from outside, yet, continually emanates and puts forth portions from fullness and power that reinforce and support those at a distance lacking and in need.  The challenge to the living is to allow assimilation, embrace, and integration to avoid diffusion, drifting apart, and further separation from their origin and source. 

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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