They Love Too Much

“They love too much”  was a comment made to me about the ELCA after the news about the decision to ordain individuals involved in a long term, committed, homosexual relationship.

God is love, so is it possible to love too much?

No, it is not possible to love too much, but it is possible to allow our love to corrupt our understanding of the nature of God. 

God is love, but God is also just.  The scriptures clearly speak about a coming judgement, where there will be a final division of humanity for an eternal  reward or punishment.  Hell, is an eternity without God and will be worse than anything ever imagined by mortal imaginations.

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.  Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”  (Matthew 7:21-23)

We are saved by grace through faith for good works. ( c.f. Ephesians 2:8-10).  God’s grace combines with  faith and  results in a new relationship with God, which changes us from the inside out.  We are saved as we are, but we are not left in our sin. 

Do not be deceived.  We are called to repentance and faith, and repentance is not simply confessing our sins, but turning from our sins.  We may not achieve perfection in this life, but we ought not to call sin, righteousness; and righteousness,sin.

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2 Responses to “They Love Too Much”

  1. Gloria Says:

    Good thoughts.
    Loving people doesn’t mean we are ok with them doing whatever they want.

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