Understanding God’s Love

I would ask the reader to bear with me as I share an anecdote foundational to the discussion of the love of God which follows.  One warm spring Sunday or Wednesday evening after church at the Holmes Road church of Christ in Lansing, Michigan back in the mid 1990’s I lingered in the parking lot with one of the leading men of the congregation haranguing him with a diatribe about how the love of God was clearly evident within the…

If God is good He is not God and if God is God He is not good

Is God Cruel? Is God Capricious? Is God insensitive and indifferent to human suffering and injustice?  “If God is good He is not God and if God is God He is not good.”  Attributed to Archibald MacLeish That was the reply to the question, “What is your take on the Judeo Christian God?” asked of a 60+ year old Jewish American man. He explained that his answer was rooted in a response and an attitude toward God based upon the…

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