This article considers whether God loves everybody in the same way. It shows five different ways that Scripture speaks of the love of God.
Observing that the love of God is immeasurable and unconditional, the author exhorts believers to seek that love yet keep in mind that they have limitations in their ability to totally grasp it.
The article explores the attribute of the love of God. It describes love as a character of God with respect to other attributes such as his omnipotence, omniscience, holiness, and justice. The article also explores ways in which God's love is involved in the salvation of God's people.
This article helpfully outlines some key features about the love of God.
The author refutes the theological claims of C. H. Dodd, who sees the concept of the wrath of God as having a diminished place in the Bible. The author finds that the wrath of God is an important part of the inspired Scriptures. Further, he finds this doctrine to be an essential aspect of the doctrine of God, of sin, of atonement, the love of God, of judgment, and of hell.
Martin Luther is well-known for his theology of the cross. This theology of Luther is based on his view of the love of God and how it relates to suffering and evil. The author introduces into the discussion a Finnish school of interpretation of Luther. This school offers a new understanding of these themes in Luther's theology. In particular the real presence of Christ in the believer is highlighted.
Amyraldianism (following the teaching of Amyraldus/Amyraut) is often portrayed as a balanced alternative to both Calvinism and Arminianism. This article reviews the publication Christ for the World: Affirming Amyraldianism. This book is an Amyraldian commentary on developments in Reformed theology after the Synod of Dort.
This chapter wants to serve as a correction of distortions of the love of God. Carson contrasts the distortions with the biblical picture of God's love.
Chapter 1 attempts to show why humans cannot know and understand and embrace the love of God without first being renewed by that same love.
This book is a challenge to worship leaders to discover how the gospel reshapes every dimension and element of worship. The author makes the bold statement that the gospel is the story of worship. In Chapter 1 he starts to tell that story at Genesis 2 in the Garden of Eden. Worship is rooted in the eternal love of God.
The author attempts to communicate the deep truths of the love of God for his children by considering the love that he as a father has for his own children.
The author reviews the publication by Steve Chalke and Alan Mann on their view of retributive justice. He rejects their views that the wrath of God and punishment have no place in the preaching of the gospel. The author emphasizes that the love of God is fully demonstrated in his giving his Son to die for us while we were yet sinners.
A deeply distressed father sat for two weeks in a pediatric ICU, watching his three-year-old son slowly die. During those two weeks he read through, quite surprisingly, a book on the Gospel. He later wrote to me, “I want to say to you the Gospel really is for real life.” This article is about sin and the forgiveness of sin.