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The God Who Loves

He Will Do Whatever It Takes To Draw Us To Him

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In The God Who Loves, John MacArthur gives a passionate, well-argued defense for what the love of God is-and what it is not. He explores the persistent themes of God's love and goodness throughout the Old and New Testaments and tackles the difficult questions head-on with frank, thoroughly biblical answers.

"God is love."

It's the most basic definition of God in Scriptures, but so profound that it's often misunderstood. In this probing book, a brilliant Bible expositor brings us into the very heart of God by answering such questions as:

  • If God is love, how could He send anyone to hell?
  • What's the difference between the loving God of the New Testament and the angry God of the Old Testament?
  • If God is love, why did He require His Son to die such a cruel death on the Cross?
  • How can God be both loving and jealous?

The author argues against the two polar views of God as a sentimental grandfather whose doting love could not bring him to punishment of the disobedient and God as an angry tyrant who would rule by threats. "Both extremes paint a distorted picture of God and further confuse the issue of understanding God's love," Dr. MacArthur writes. He insists that what God loves is actually defined by what He hates, and that neither His love nor His wrath can be understood in isolation from the other.

Although the author is clearly aware of the way great men have grappled with these issues in the history of the Church, his doctrinal presentations arise more from the biblical text than from dogmatic theology. He examines in detail the way John―"the apostle of love"―treats love in his First Epistle, then fleshes out the doctrine of God's love in vivid representations of real people interacting with divine love.

Contributor(s) John F. MacArthur
About the Contributor(s) John F. MacArthur

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, president of the Master’s University and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. Grace to You radio, video, audio, print, and website resources reach millions worldwide each day. In more than four decades of ministry, John has written dozens of bestselling books, including the MacArthur New Testament Commentary series,  The Gospel According to Jesus, Twelve Ordinary Men, Twelve Extraordinary Women, Slave, and The MacArthur Study Bible. He and his wife, Patricia, have four married children and fifteen grandchildren.

ISBN-10 1400277949
ISBN-13 9781400277940
Publish Date Jul 8, 2008
Weight (lbs) 0.7400
Height 9
Width 6.13
Length 272
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $15.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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