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Offline KBN1

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Re: Unconditional Love
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2013, 02:34:23 PM »
God's love might be extra or supraconditional, but unconditional is just lazy use of language.

Supraconditional.  Thank you.  This makes sense to me. 

Offline Justin Kissel

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Re: Unconditional Love
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2013, 02:37:00 PM »
I confess I was being wickedly provocative with that line; but I do object to suggestions that Orthodoxy does not need and has nothing to learn from the Latin Fathers.   I find this attitude more sectarian than catholic.  Please know that I am not speaking of you personally.  I am speaking generally about a not uncommon phenomenon.

I do not know of any Church Father, whether East or West, who preached more beautifully, more profoundly, more powerfully on the love and grace of God than St Augustine (see Lewis Ayres' article "Augustine on God as Love and Love as God." 

Thank you for posting this, I understand now what you were getting at :)
If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, challenge them to a fight. If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, air their dirty laundry. If anyone forces you to go a mile, berate him continually. Give to those deemed worthy (if they pass a drug test), and turn not away from billionaires in need of tax breaks. This is [not] the Gospel.

Offline IoanC

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Re: Unconditional Love
« Reply #47 on: February 08, 2013, 03:23:27 AM »
God's love is unconditional and unending for everybody including those who hate Him. However, the acceptance of His love is conditioned by the will of every person. As we know, many do not accept God's love.