Today most pulpits and evangelicals will use the term “unconditional” to describe God’s Love. However, there is no correlating word in the new or old testaments. How can God have “unconditional love” and yet, hate sin and sinners?
Looking at this from the Puritan’s perspective, they almost exclusively used the term “unspeakable” (see 2 Cor 9:15 below) in describing God’s Love. This makes sense, as human words and even emotions fail to fully grasp the vastness and grandeur of His Love.
Bible Verses About Unspeakable Love
Jeremiah 31:3 – The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
Matthew 5:43-48 – Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. (Read More…)
Luke 6:27 – But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Romans 5:8 – But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 8:35 – Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Romans 12:9-10 – Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. (Read More…)
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 – Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. (Read More…)
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 – Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, (Read More…)
1 Corinthians 13:7 – Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
2 Corinthians 9:15 – Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
Ephesians 2:8 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
1 Peter 4:8 – And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
1 John 3:16 – Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
1 John 4:7-11 – Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. (Read More…)
1 John 4:8 – He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1 John 4:9-10 – In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. (Read More…)
1 John 4:16 – And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1 John 4:18 – There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.