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Is Unconditional Acceptance and Unconditional Love Biblical?

Updated on December 10, 2018
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The sinking sand of unconditional love and acceptance.
The sinking sand of unconditional love and acceptance.

The concept of ‘unconditional love’ is used by most within the church system today, yet it is not found anywhere Scripture. In contrast, the love is about a condition to being loved and accepted by our Father in heaven.

Throughout the Tanach God had love for His people, but acceptance was based on the condition of their obedience to Him.

Somehow, the rules have changed with the notion we are to show unconditional love to others. What this really means in our world today is to tolerate, accept and justify sinful behaviours of others. The teachings within the church system today have rejected the standard of God's love for a politically correct version of 'love.'

Unconditional acceptance and love for the willful sinner undermines the love of a holy and just God. To understand how God sees genuine love comes from these following principles.

  • Repentance
  • Personal accountability
  • The concept of what sin is.
  • The wrath of God.
  • Atonement for sin.
  • God’s judgement.
  • Faith
  • God's standards put into practice.

A lack of spiritual discernment is the result of the condition the church system is in today. Many are being led astray by politically correct false teachings and ideologies.

It is common to be called ‘self-righteous’ for calling sin for what it is. And this is defined as supposedly not showing God’s unconditional love towards others. Those who truly love God will not idly stand by while serious sin is being committed among those who claim to worship Him. Without exposing sin, the effects will ultimately domino causing mounting collateral damage to others.

Unfortunately, many embrace sinners with open arms when they have no intention of changing. There is no call to repentance and return to do the will of God.

This is the false unconditional love and acceptance that religious men preach from their pulpits today.

The unconditional love and acceptance from man does not save. We are saved when we believe, trust and accept that God is our Saviour if we repent and walking in obedience before Him.

A lot of people don't realize that 'love the sinner, hate the sin is not to be found in Sripture, but is the typical cliché used within the church today that came from Gandhi.

Can fallible man really separate sin from the sinner?

The definition of sin in Hebrew and Greek is 'chattat' and 'hamartia' that means separation from God.

We need to really look in the mirror we have to ask ourselves,

Are we turning our gaze towards God or tolerating and accepting the ways of the world with our own man-made brand of 'unconditional love, acceptance, and tolerance?

Do you believe that unconditional love is biblical?

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    • Ms Dee profile image

      Deidre Shelden 

      7 years ago from Texas, USA

      It is so true, isn't it! The push to love the sin, or else risk being called intolerant. The is a great point of how the deceitful hearts of mankind can twist the truth.


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