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Will God Love Us if We Love Our Neighbor?

Quick Quote – Source – Jeff Hilles

A Biblical Christian worldview perspective – The answer is yes, but the order is reversed. The problem is that many today read that to mean, “God will love us if we love our neighbor” and stop right there in their systematic theology.

God does love all of mankind.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

However, the ultimate expression of that love is filtered through His need for justice, and our need to accept the sacrifice of His Son for our sins.

Romans 5:8 God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Clearly we are told to love our neighbor as ourselves (Luke 10:27). But, to do that in a Godly way, we must love Him first. And, to do that we need to accept Him as our Savior and Lord, through a belief that Christ dies as a payment for our sins and was resurrected, as we will be someday.

Loving our neighbor is not the final answer. Our faith must begin with a love of God and a desire to follow Him through a study of His Word.

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AuthorJeff Hilles | BCWorldview.org 

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