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God's Love is Exclusively His to Share with They Who Share it Back

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in response to reader comment: God's Love is not exclusive to Christians

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jun 13, 2014 at 15:55

In typical extract out of context, the appearance alluded to in your response is not surprising. Is it true that Christianity can be viewed as exclusive to those who seek its basic truth? Let Jesus Christ answer that: [But Jesus said to her, "Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs…..] or; [And Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind…]; or, Jesus speaking, ["You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews…]; or the follow-up, ["But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him….]; Paul punctuates by this reading, [For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.].

You and everyone who makes it out that Christians conceived the dialogue about who God loves – we did not and I did not. In your own statement you imply a central misconception of the love of God – who deserves His love – He tells us NO ONE does. The dialogue of God's love is His and His alone; it is not humanly conceived nor is it humanly discerned. It is spiritual from His Spirit.

But He does say that it is bestowed upon them in grace and mercy for those who repent from their rebellion in faithful belief and look to His death on the cross for your redemption. Believe that and then apply the litmus test; who believes that and then try to condone the violence too many want to lay at the LORD's feet.

True Christianity IS NOT, as you try to impute, a self-serving tool of a world gone mad after its own lusts – or there would not be the impending judgment. Look at Iraq, not falling as Syria is falling, and not because of the lust of oil, but of a deeper, more darker reason; and Christianity has nothing to do with it, otherwise Christians would not be targeted for expulsion or death.

Your answer suggests a defense from the love of God; it will never make sense under the premise you are trying to espouse here.

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