God ‘is’ Love

The answer to the metaphysical question of existence is that the infinite-personal God is there; and the answer to the origin and source and existence of ‘personality’ (personal) is that God, presents Himself as a God of unity and diversity in the form of the God-Trinity…God the Father – God the Son – and God the Holy Spirit who dwell in harmony, and love, and communication which each other.  The God Trinity relationship exists in love.  In the Apostle John’s written record of his witness of the life of Jesus, John wrote that Jesus was praying to His Father God and He/Jesus said “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.  O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me.  I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” (John 17:24-26 ESV)    

God loves because that is what He is…God is love.  It is not that love is simply one of His attributes.  No.  God ‘is’ love.  God and love are one.  John wrote this to present it as an equivalent..God is love.  Thus He is the source of love.  Love is a manifestation of ‘personal’.  Love is demonstration of personality.  Man was created in the image of God and is thus personal and has personality and can know love and know the source of love…God.   

The Apostle John also wrote “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.  Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”  (John 4:7-9 ESV) 

The truth of God as presented in the Bible, is that it is true to what exists, to what is truly there.  You can go to the end of the world and you never need be afraid, like the ancients, that you will fall off the end and the dragons will eat you up.  You can carry out your intellectual discussion to the ends of the discussion because Christianity is not only true to the dogmas, it is not only true to what God has said in the bible, but it is also true to what is there, and you will never fall of the end of the world!  And when you ‘catch’ this truth…it will rock your world and you will have a real and solid answer to the truth of ‘why’ you are here.  We were made to know the love of God…and this revelation…this truth…this experience… comes to us through believing in the one and only God-the-Son, Jesus Christ.   

Thoughts developed and/or taken from the works of Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, Trilogy – He Is There and He Is Not Silent 

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