Class Notes: 12/5/2010
Reciprocal Love is the natural response when we understand God's Essence and Integrity Love
Continuing in our study of the doctrine of reciprocal love. We have seen that reciprocal love expresses the mutual love relationship between God and the Church Age believer under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit whereby the believer responds to the perfect love of God with Bible Doctrine under the mentorship of God the Holy Spirit.
We left off from our study with the principle that God's eternal integrity love motivates the believer, but the believer's love does not motivate God.
God's integrity love is eternal. Therefore, it has no beginning. Because God is eternal, He gives of His divine love whether there is an occasion or not, whether or not there is an object for his love, because God is Love.
Love is a synonym for the integrity of God. The phrase "the love of God" is simply a way of expressing God's integrity. Love is the nomenclature for the integrity of God. God's integrity is never motivated because it has always existed.
God's love has no beginning. God's love is eternal, because God is eternal. God's love has always existed as the overt manifestation of integrity and his policy of grace.
The believer responds with reciprocal love for God because God's love never diminishes toward us when we fail. This reciprocity is a key to our motivation to keep advancing in the spiritual life and not to tire of learning Bible doctrine.
The human love of the believer that has been established in the integrity of Bible doctrine responds with love to the divine love that is the integrity of God, reaching its peak in occupation with Christ.
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