Friday, 3 June 2011

Something Borrowed: Does God Love You Just the Way You Are?

Note: I borrowed this. The link to the original is at the bottom of this post.

Post Author: Bill Pratt (

In one sense God loves you just the way you are, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. Let’s unpack this statement.

God loves each of his children unconditionally, wherever we are, whoever we are. Even if we are sinning, living a dissolute life, He still loves us. But what does love mean? The classic definition of love is to desire the good of another. God most definitely desires the good for all his children regardless of who they are. As human parents, we strive to love our children in the same way. Even though they are behaving badly, we still desire their good – we still love them.

The implication of the person who says that God loves them just as they are is often that they do not need to change anything about themselves; God will be perfectly content for them to be the same forever. Here is where they are making a serious error.

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