Five-Word Proof of God’s Love

Phyllis Beveridge

Consider–or not–free will.

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See also here, here, here, and here.

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1 Response to Five-Word Proof of God’s Love

  1. Thank you Phyllis for some thoughtful essays on God’s love.

    It is in man’s nature to wonder and search, using his free will to explore new horizons. But the paradox is that his free will may cause him to question God, his creator, and ultimately to replace Him through self-aggrandizement. Atheism is an abandonment of God but doesn’t lead to nihilism. Man is far too sophisticated a being to tolerate a void, so other deities are conjured up to substitute God. The creature seeks to become the creator by reinventing the meaning of life, death and the universe, and soon the world teems with evil spirits.

    The Christian faith, if appropriated and practised in the right spirit, creates space and freedom by which man disovers his true humanity. This can only be achieved within a spiritual and moral framework that sets limits on human ambition, which tends to evil.

    The key to it all is faith, hope and love. Love is the highest aspiration in the human heart, for it is the antithesis of pride and wilful destruction. The Great Commandment states: ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength, and you must love your neighbour as yourself’ (Mark 12.29-30, cf 1 Corinthians 13.1-13). ‘We know that by turning everything to their good God co-operates with all those who love him, with all those he has called according to his purpose’ (Romans 8.28)….for ‘man’s spirit is the lamp of the Lord, searching his deepest self’ (Proverbs 20.27).

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