Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | October 5, 2014


Contrary to what you may hear today in some sermons and popular religious songs, the emphasis in the Bible is on the holiness of God and not on the love of God. “Love is central in God,’’ wrote American theologian Augustus H. Strong, “but holiness is central in love.’’ God’s love is a holy love, for the Bible states that “God is light’’ (1 John 1:5) as well as “God is love’’ (4:8, 16). Love without holiness would be a monstrous thing that could destroy God’s perfect law, while holiness without love would leave no hope for the lost sinner. Both are perfectly balanced in the divine nature and works of God. (Wiersbe)


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