I just finished asking ‘who am I?’ But…now back to theology.
Who is God?
It’s something we all think about if we hold to faith – or even to no faith. God is or isn’t. But if God is – then questions abound to what God is (all about).
I have heard many views through-out my days.
(a) God is all Loving – and determines salvation for all – no matter what – since all is in the hands of God (including your faith).
(b) God is Loving – and determined a path to salvation – but this path is dependant on your choice skills and behaviour – there is a judgment of separation in the end.
(c) God is Loving – and a path has been determined – but only an elect few ever really find that path and God shows His glory in judgment.
God is many things to many people – and as simplistic as my example is – it shows a variety of Christian thought on God and His plan for humanity. I am not sure people would debate if God is loving – but they will debate what ‘love’ means concerning God and His work with humanity. This is where we start debating.
I contend God is love plain and simple. Now what is love and how can we define love? The bible is really of little help on the subject – love is something experiential. To define love – we need to have experienced love and what it looks/feels like. So we need to draw upon on our human experience when discussing a God that contends ‘He is Love’ (or at least John says this about Him in his letter).
So, when thinking upon God – what does a Loving God look like/and do? What does it mean to you and how does it impact your theology?