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"There's Nothing You Can Do To Make God Love You More" -- T or F?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by InTheLight, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
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    Thread title says it all.

    There's nothing you can do to make God love you more than He already does.

    True or False?
     
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    Unequivocally ...... true.

    If we could do something to make God love us more, then our works would be more powerful than the love of God. The love he had for us from the beginning - before the foundation of the world - is a love that sent his only son to the cross to become sin for us.

    That is the pinnacle of love. God loved us with the greatest love there is from the start.
     
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    We cannot begin to measure or comprehend the great depth of the Love of God. But, I imagine that God has the ability to love even more. And no, there is nothing we can do to make God love us more than He already does, if anything He does so freely.
     
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    Rom 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
    Rom 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


    I think the above addresses the op in the most scriptural way possible.
     
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    Today (08/16/2015) in our church's Sunday morning corporate worship service, we sang a song whose lyrics were written by F. M. Lehman in 1917 entitled "The Love of God."

    This song's lyrics come about as close as a person can come to describe God's love for His children:

    The love of God is greater far
    Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
    It goes beyond the highest star,
    And reaches to the lowest hell;
    The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
    God gave His Son to win;
    His erring child He reconciled,
    And pardoned from his sin.

    O love of God, how rich and pure!
    How measureless and strong!
    It shall for evermore endure
    The saints' and angels' song.

    When years of time shall pass away,
    And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
    When men, who here refuse to pray,
    On rocks and mountains call,
    God's love so sure, shall still endure,
    All measureless and strong;
    Redeeming grace to Adam's race--
    The saints' and angels' song.

    Could we with ink the ocean fill,
    And were the skies of parchment made,
    Were every stalk on earth a quill,
    And every man a scribe by trade,
    To write the love of God above
    Would drain the oceans dry.
    Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
    Though stretched from sky to sky.
     
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    We love Him because He first loved us (1 John 4:19).
     
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    The section of Romans 8:28-39 applies to believers only. You know, the called, predestined elect ones. It has no bearing on all of humanity.
     
  8. InTheLight

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    OK, I've got two direct answers of "no" to my question.

    So, as a Christian if I read my Bible everyday, and pray, and memorize Bible verses, and witness, and pass out tracts, and give to the local church and missions, volunteer in soup kitchens, visit orphans and widows, take communion, God won't love me any more than He does now?

    Sent from my Motorola Droid Turbo with Tapatalk Pro.
     
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    I suspect that love grows with God as our relationship with Him matures. But, not according to our deeds, rather from what is in our hearts, of which He judges perfectly having given every man that comes into the world the measure of faith by which a relationship with Him could mature. Rom 1:19-21.
     
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    I have loved thee with an everlasting love and with loving kindness have I drawn thee... Through all that you mentioned above as you follow the Lord his blessings to you will increase... His love stays the same!... I AM GOD I change not therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed!... Brother Glen
     
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    1. God is omniscient and loved us as much as he ever would since before we were even born.
    2. Love does not mean never being angry or that there will not be times of barriers between God and us (like when we sin and the fellowship is temporarily broken). See 1 John chapters 1 and 2.
    3. Think of the love of a parent for their child, even if the child commits murder or whatever, the grief, anger, hurt the parent feels is from the ongoing love they have for their baby and will never cease loving them.
    4. Refer back to number 1.
     
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    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    If you could make God love you more than He does now, then this verse would not be factual: "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." We simply can't improve the value of a gift, especially one that wipes out all our sin; returns us to God's favor; and affords us adopted sons and daughter status with the Creator, Jehovah God.

    Not a bad question, ITL.
     
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