God as the Redeemer, in the person of Christ, saves humanity from His wrath.
There were no social prejudices when God offered His Son. Christ died for the rich and for the poor; for the free and for the enslaved; for the old and for the young; for the beautiful and for the ugly. God loves sinners even when they hate Him and are undeserving of His love. This question is answered by the Christian doctrine of grace. He expects His children to do likewise Jude 22, The main difference between the Old Testament concept of atonement and the New Testament concept is that atonement in the Old Testament was temporary, whereas in the New Testament Christ atoned for sins once and for all 1 John Through the death of Christ, God has reconciled the world to Himself, and offered a way for His wrath to be appeased Colossians —humanity now must be reconciled to God through faith in Christ 2 Corinthians No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own; but they shared everything they had Acts ; Therefore, not only is sincere love significant; orderly love is also.
Be merciful to those who doubt; save some with love compassion and some with fear, snatching them from the fire… Jude Search for: Search. Ten ways God shows His Love 1. John Isa. Like this: Like Loading If we do good only to those who do good to us, what is so special about that? If we lend money only to those who will respond in kind, what is so honorable about that?
It is the ethics sinners have. The clear implication is that the disciples are not to live and love like sinners. The love of believers is to be different from the love displayed by the culture. As children of God, believers have been transformed to live in contrast to the way of sinners, modeling the sacrifice of radical love.
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So Jesus summarizes: love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. When we give, it should not be with strings attached. When we serve, it should be to meet needs, not to give tit for tat. True service involves a giving that does not demand a giving back. The essence of relationship for the child of God is to love and serve.
Verses about God’s and Jesus’ compassion and mercy for us
But Jesus also attaches a theological dimension of promise to the exhortation: your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. God does notice when we reflect who he is to the world. In such faithful, imitative service, promise and identity merge. He will honor us for reflecting our Father's values.
God will reward our love, and our love will reflect our identity as God's children. Children of God, Jesus says, are called to imitate their heavenly Father. We are to be an audiovisual of him. For God is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. The call of the disciple to radical love is "like father, like child. And to love is to have mercy.
God’s Eternal Love and Mercy | CDM International
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