Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The doctrine of the Theology of the plan of God. Part 15.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Point 2. The Essence of God is necessary to understand the Theology of God’s Perfect Plan.
a. God is sovereign; therefore, His love is self-motivated.
He chooses to love freely without any strings attached or ulterior motives.
b. God is also eternal; therefore, God’s love exists eternally unsustained by Himself or any other source.

JER 31:3 The Lord appeared to him from afar, {saying,} “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.”

If we are going to operate in the love of God, then we must realize that God’s love does not increase or decrease like human love.

c. God is holy; therefore, the love of God possesses perfect integrity, which includes incorruptible justice and immutable righteousness.

Because God is holy and unchangeable, divine love cannot be compromised by man’s sins, human good, evil, or any other function of the sin nature, including Christian degeneracy.

d. God is also omniscient, which means that God has knowledge of all things, past, present, future.

God knew billions of years ago about our sins and failures, but His knowledge of these did not cancel His love.

EPH 4:32 And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

JOH 13:35 “By this [loving one another with virtue-love] all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have virtue-love for one another.”

Nor does God’s love for us increase because we advance to spiritual adulthood.

e. God is absolute truth and veracity. Divine love is revealed and integrated into every category of Bible doctrine and every form of knowledge which resides in His absolute being.

1TH 4:9 Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;

Bible doctrine is the thinking or mind of Christ, 1CO 2:16; therefore, divine love is rooted in every form of knowledge.

PHI 1:9 In fact, I pray this, that your virtue-love may excel to the maximum still more and more by means of metabolized doctrine resulting in all spiritual discernment,

Kenneth Wuest’s Word Studies, Volume Two -
“Namely that your love yet more and more may overflow, but at the same time be kept within the guiding limitations of an accurate knowledge of God’s word.”

f. God is also infinite. Therefore, all members of the Trinity are without boundary or limitation when it comes to divine love.

If you operate in the love of God then your system of thinking concerning “love” will be one with no boundaries and limitations toward those you’re loving.

g. God is also immutable; therefore, His divine love is unchangeable, stable, compatible with His perfect character, and cannot be corrupted by anything.

Because God is immutable, His love does not increase or diminish.

God’s love cannot be changed by any form of human failure or vacillation, moral or immoral degeneracy.

MAL 3:6 “For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.”
Divine love does not improve or decline, increase or decrease.

Man’s sinfulness and failure cannot and does not change or affect God’s unchangeable divine love.

Even God’s pre-knowledge of our sins and failures did not cancel or diminish God’s love for us.

God’s love always depends on God’s character never on man’s character.
God’s love has no strings attached to it.

The combination of omniscience [God knowing all things] plus immutability [He never changes] means that God’s love cannot be complicated by or associated with ignorance, silliness, absurdities, or emotion.

In human love, man’s capacity for love is constantly changing.

Divine love is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Even when the justice of God is performing the most powerful punitive action against any one of us, it is always accomplished in love.

REV 3:19 “Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline.”
HEB 12:6 For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, And He scourges every son whom He receives.

Because God’s love does not increase or diminish, it cannot be changed by human rejection, failure, sin, or evil, or by whether or not we are good or bad.

Scroll to Top