I was listening to a message tape recently, and the preacher recounted the story of a pastor who had fallen into adultery. In one of their communications, this ex-pastor wrote "you may find this hard to believe, but I still love the Lord." The preacher then went on to say that one cannot live in sin and claim to love God... God still loves us, but we don't love him. To quote another line, he said "The proof of God's love for us, is his grace. The proof of our love for God is our obedience" I've been thinking on this line for sometime, and while what was said makes sense, a part of me still remains uncertain. As such, I would like to hear what you guys think? Can a person (knowingly) living in sin claim to love God? What does their lifestyle say about their claim to love God?