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3 years ago#1
turn away from sin?

Wouldn't both acts of i) repentance, and ii) the effort to turn away from sin, themselves, be considered conditions for God's love?
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3 years ago#2
No. That is a horrible premise.
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3 years ago#3
It's unconditional, as long as you follow these conditions.
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3 years ago#4
JonWood007 posted...
It's unconditional, as long as you follow these conditions.


So... my father doesn't love me because he wishes that I were a Christian instead of an atheist? Granted, this isn't quite the same as what the TC suggests, but perhaps that just speaks to the absurdity of this topic.
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3 years ago#5
So... my father doesn't love me because he wishes that I were a Christian instead of an atheist? Granted, this isn't quite the same as what the TC suggests, but perhaps that just speaks to the absurdity of this topic.
Except that under Christian doctrine, God doesn't love unless I do what She/He/It wants.
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3 years ago#6
Barenziah Boy Toy posted...
So... my father doesn't love me because he wishes that I were a Christian instead of an atheist? Granted, this isn't quite the same as what the TC suggests, but perhaps that just speaks to the absurdity of this topic.
Except that under Christian doctrine, God doesn't love unless I do what She/He/It wants.
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lol no
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3 years ago#7
Barenziah Boy Toy posted...
Except that under Christian doctrine, God doesn't love unless I do what She/He/It wants.


Except that isn't true.
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3 years ago#8
God loves everyone regardless...
It just hurts him when people sin and don't repent.
He tries his best to reach out to us, but we tend not to listen, and that hurts him.
3 years ago#9
Honestly I've always heard the "god/jesus still loves you!!!" line directed toward atheists or just nonchristians in general, so I can't say I support the premise of this topic at all.
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3 years ago#10
actually there's nowhere in the bible that says "god loves everyone"
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