God’s Love is Unconditional but A Relationship with God is Conditional – All Close Relationships Come With Conditions
We are saved by Grace. We know this as God’s unconditional and unmerited love.
Some very wise people question, “How can God’s love be unconditional if I will be sent to Hell for all eternity if I reject Christ as my Savior.”
The answer is found in the realization of understanding the difference between God’s unconditional love to us,
(God so loved the World)
Christ’s having satisfied those conditions for us,
(That He gave His only Son)
and our having met the only condition for the restoration of a relationship with God.
(that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
God personally settled the condition for us to be restored to a relationship to Him.
He took responsibility for our debt on Himself.
All He asks is that we freely receive His offer.
He will also allow us to reject Him,
But we must then accept responsibility for that decision
The following link is to a half hour audio by Ravi Zacharias on this subject.
I gave it my own title because Ravi actually covers a lot of theological ground on most occasions, and covered this subject well here.
“WHAT ANSWER FOR THE WICKED HUMAN HEART, PART 1 OF 2”
In this audio,Ravi Zacharias reveals how he is often invited to speak with some of the world’s richest and most influential people.
On one occasion, Ravi was invited to go on a private yacht owned by a very wealthy man who had recently come to Christ through attending a Ravi Zacharias event.
Before the speaking event,this man told Ravi that he only came to fulfill a promise to his own wife that he would be there.
Ravi then told the man that having fulfilled his promise to be there, he could leave at any time while he is speaking if he chooses, and that would be okay.
Instead, the man accepted Christ as his Savior at the event.
This man then invited many of his own friends, and Ravi, to a private yacht cruise along the coast of Sicily.(perhaps in hope they would find new life in Christ as well).
This audio tells of a man on that cruise who also became a Christian when he finally understood true love and relationships all have conditions for them to exist.
- Ravi Zacharias – His Finest Quotes (crossquotes.org)