Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Holy Love

A lot of times, particularly when faced with some of the more offensive stumbling-block truths of Christianity, you'll hear people say, "God is love. Period." But I think it's foolishly simplistic to imagine we can reduce the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe to one word, as though His infinite majesty can be effectively summed up in four letters.

As for the false dichotomy between His holiness and His love, I read this quote recently and found it provocative:
"If we spoke less about God's love and more about his holiness, more about his judgment, we should say much more when we did speak of his love."

--P.T. Forsyth, quoted in The Cross of Christ (John Stott)

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