"Thanks and thanks again to Him who offers to the man whom the sorrows of life have assaulted and left naked–offers to him the fig leaf of the Word with which he can cover his wretchedness." -Søren Kierkegaard

Unconditional Love

Posted in Theological by matt on Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The head pastor of my church had a random one-liner that blew me away the other day. It’s simple, but if you’ve ever wondered about evil and it’s purpose w/in God’s presumably loving plan then hopefully you’ll find it helpful.

He said, Without sin, unconditional love could not exist.

Since I’m obsessed w/ them, I’ll use a syllogism to elaborate:

Premise A: Sin is a reality. It is choosing not to love or placing a condition on one’s love for another.

Premise B: God cannot sin.

Conclusion: Therefore perfect, unconditional love exists (in God).

Funny how the things at church that impact me the most are often said in passing during the announcements…

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