Explore God: If God’s Love is Too Narrow, Would He Show Love to the Unlovable?
October 6, 2015
From time to time I will have someone make the statement, “I’m not a Christian because it’s just too narrow.” I respond by telling them, “That’s not true.” Honestly, you don’t need to hear my answer; you really need to hear God’s answer.
Throughout the Bible, we are told that God loves everyone (not just a narrow few) and wants a relationship with people regardless of where they live, who they are, or how bad they act. Take just one book in the Old Testament, the book of Jonah. You might know the story. Jonah was an unwilling missionary that ended up in the belly of a fish. Jonah ended up in the belly of the fish because God asked him to go to Nineveh; he did not want to go because it was filled with Assyrians who were evil, vile, ruthless, and cruel. However, God told Jonah to go to this place filled with unlovable people because God loved the Ninevites. If God’s love is big enough for the Ninevites, it can’t be too narrow for you.
Think about it, and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D