John 8:32 KJV “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Merriam Webster’s definition of *Condition* “A premise upon which the fulfillment of an agreement depends: stipulation.” “Something essential to the appearance or occurrence of something else: prerequisite.”
There are many preachers that teach God has unconditional love for us. But when we look at what the word *condition* means and what the word of God says is this the truth?
GOD SAID TO ISRAEL
Deuteronomy 28:1-2 NIV “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.  All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God.”
God told the nation of Israel that they would be blessed above all nations IF THEY “FULLY” OBEY THE LORD. Is that not a condition; a stipulation, a prerequisite to receiving God’s blessing?
GOD TOLD ADAM
Genesis 2:16-17 KJV “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
Was not God’s command to Adam a condition; a stipulation, a prerequisite to keep Adam from dying? Yes, God’s love has conditions. It’s been that way from the very beginning! The unconditional love doctrine is an unconditional lie!
GOD TELLS US
Proverbs 8:17 RSV “I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.”
This scripture alone annihilates the unconditional love doctrine. God speaking through His wisdom plainly says that He loves those who love Him. And He only let’s Himself be found by those who seek Him diligently. Are these not conditions to receiving God’s Fatherly love?
1 Samuel 2:27-32 NET “A man of God came to Eli and said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Did I not plainly reveal myself to your ancestor’s house when they were in Egypt in the house of Pharaoh? I chose your ancestor from all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer sacrifice on my altar, to burn incense, and to bear the ephod before me. I gave to your ancestor’s house all the fire offerings made by the Israelites. Why are you scorning my sacrifice and my offering that I commanded for my dwelling place? You have honored your sons more than you have me by having made yourselves fat from the best parts of all the offerings of my people Israel.’ Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, says, ‘I really did say that your house and your ancestor’s house would serve me forever.’ But now the Lord says, ‘May it never be! For I WILL HONOR THOSE WHO HONOR ME, but THOSE WHO DESPISE ME WILL BE CURSED! In fact, days are coming when I will remove your strength and the strength of your father’s house. There will not be an old man in your house! You will see trouble in my dwelling place! Israel will experience blessings, but there will not be an old man in your house for all time.” 😳
God made a promise of blessing to the priest Eli and his descendants forever. But when Eli and his sons kept dishonoring and despising God He withheld His promised blessing and instead gave Eli, his household, and all his descendants an everlasting curse! 😳 This also blows away the once saved always saved lie:
Jude 1:5 KJV “I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that THE LORD, HAVING SAVED THE PEOPLE out of the land of Egypt, AFTERWARD DESTROYED THEM that believed not.”
Is God making it clear that to continue to enjoy His love and blessings we must not dishonor and despise Him? That we must fully obey the voice of the Lord? That His great love indeed does have conditions?
WHO GOD LOVES LIKE A FATHER?
Psalm 91:14 RSV “Because he cleaves to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.”
Ahh, there’s the condition to receiving God’s protection, love, and blessing; CLEAVING TO HIM IN LOVE.😊 Do we need to go any further about this? Is this not enough proof that God’s love is conditional? And that the unconditional love doctrine is an unconditional lie? Here’s one more passage for clarity:
John 14:21-23 NET “The person who has my commandments and obeys them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal myself to him.” “Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “what has happened that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him.”
Here again Jesus says, ‘My Father and I love those who love me, and obey my word.’ You can’t get around it no matter how hard you try. God is telling us plainly that His Fatherly love is conditional, not unconditional. And He loves those who love Him and His son Jesus Christ; those who obey His commands. People who claim God’s love without obeying His word without loving Him; who teach you can sin as much as you want or do whatever you like and God will still love you unconditionally are delusional.
To receive God’s Fatherly love we must repent and be born again. We must become children of God through our faith in Jesus Christ. Such faith involves obeying His commands. Reject the false doctrine of unconditional love. Believing this false teaching will damn your soul to hell! 🔥🔥🔥
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