Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The doctrine of the Theology of the plan of God, Part 11. The policy of grace revealing the love of God.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Point 2. The Essence of God is necessary to understand the Theology of God’s Perfect Plan.
Because righteousness and justice are tantamount to the integrity of God and guarantee that His entire essence is completely involved in all He does or sponsors, the love of God is not an isolated attribute.
This marvelous principle of Bible doctrine demonstrates that the God of love and grace is neither sentimental nor partial nor indecisive toward anyone.
Grace is divine strength which expresses the love of God, but grace is also the uncompromising policy of the justice of God.
Can perfect God love imperfect, condemned, depraved, unregenerate man? Yes, but only with impersonal love.
Under the principle of grace before judgment, God delays final judgment to permit us the opportunity to believe in Christ and receive eternal life. God delayed mankind’s final judgment so that He could extend to us His kindness, His impersonal love.
God cannot tolerate sin, ROM 3:23; JER 17:9; ISA 64:6b; He cannot cancel the penalty of sin, ROM 6:23a; nor can He ignore the problem of our physical birth and spiritual death, EPH 2:1.
In phase one of this life for members of the human race, God offers salvation to all mankind from His impersonal love, but only the few accept Christ as Savior and come under God’s personal love.
In phase two all believers on earth are sustained and protected by God’s logistical grace from His impersonal love, but only the few utilize logistical grace, advance to maturity, and become recipients of supergrace blessings motivated by His personal love.
In phase three all believers in heaven possess the resurrection body, but only the few receive special rewards, decorations, and honors as the most eminent eternal aristocrats.
The doctrine of unlimited atonement declares that Christ died for all mankind, ROM 5:6;
2CO 5:15; 1TI 2:6; 4:10;
TIT 2:11; HEB 2:9.