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Does "All loving" equal UNconditional love?

Or is gods "all loving" conditional upon who worships him?

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sahmamax2

Asked by sahmamax2 at 6:25 PM on Sep. 26, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Wow, I thought I had an answer until I read the fine print.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 6:44 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I believe that God's love is unconditional. He loves all, regardless of how they believe/worship/understand/relate to Him. :)
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 6:59 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • God created us all. His love is unconditional even for those who don't love him in return. He loves us with the highest form of love, agape. Here is something about it. There are some links to more quesitons about God's love. I am just trying to keep from typing up a book here. :)
    NikkiMomof2grls

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 7:06 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I've been asking the same question for years. Glad you brought it up!
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:11 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • IMO it's conditional to those who believe in him. He has done nothing to show his love for me. Even when I did believe.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:17 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • "His love is unconditional even for those who don't love him in return."

    So does this mean that Jesus' dying for your sins, applies to ALL people and ALL sins? If yes, does this mean the idea that those who don't believe, won't in fact go to hell...as god is all loving....without conditions. He does not require believers in order to love you and forgive you of your sins?
    sahmamax2

    Comment by sahmamax2 (original poster) at 7:20 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • God's love in unconditional even to those who do not love Him in return.
    He forgave all SIN that is correct . However... the reason people go to Hell is because they do not accept Him as all loving, unconditional. The person with unforgivable sin cannot enter into Heaven. Sin cannot dwell where there is no sin. It is impossible.
    He gives you every chance... a choice. Just like we do with our children. You clean your house... you have a child out in the mud...under no circumstances will you allow the child to come in until all the mud is off. You help them by hosing them down and taking a towel and drying them off. Same with us... we must become clean, white as snow before entering His house! :-)
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 7:52 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • "God's love in unconditional even to those who do not love Him in return.
    He forgave all SIN that is correct . However... the reason people go to Hell is because they do not accept Him as all loving, unconditional. "

    These two statements contradict each other. Unconditional means just that...without conditions. If god loves ALL, he should not require that the people love him back. That is putting condition on the love he states he has for all.
    sahmamax2

    Comment by sahmamax2 (original poster) at 7:57 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • No it does not. God is all-loving, most merciful, and oft-forgiving. Meaning that he loves those who believe in him, love him, follow him, etc... but he does not love those who sin. However being that he is merciful and forgiving if you repent immediately you are among the loved again. Unconditional love is absurd, what would be the point of creating rules, trials, evil, good, etc... if everyone was loved unconditionally there would be no motivation to be a good person there would be no reason to follow a set of laws, no matter what you do no matter how horrible would be forgiven even if you were not sorry. Unconditional love and all loving are not the same thing. http://www.submission.org/God/God-love.html

    -Cassandra-

    Answer by -Cassandra- at 8:26 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • *repent, immediately
    sorry did not mean to imply that repentance must happen immediately but that as soon as repentance happens you are forgiven and loved again.
    -Cassandra-

    Answer by -Cassandra- at 8:29 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

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