No – while God loves us even when love Him imperfectly or not at all, He ultimately requires a response from the soul. Innumerable “if” and “unless” statements in the Bible reveal this to be so.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” (John 15:5-7)
“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3)
If God loved His chosen people unconditionally then He would not have constantly sent them prophets to get their lives in order. Secondly, there would be no need to send a Savior to deal with transgressions or a gospel to learn a better way to live.
by Elisabeth Van Valkenburgh 4 years ago
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