THE CHARACTER of GOD:

Throughout Scripture, in God's dealingss with human beings, we see God's character fully revealed and displayed. 

There are at least two statements that must be affirmed concerning the character of God.

First, God's character is holy love. It is important never to separate  the holiness of God from the love of God. GOD IS HOLY  {Lev. 11:44; Isa. 6:3; Rev. 4:8}

Scripture repeatedly emphasizes that our sin and God's holiness are incompatible. His eyes are too pure to look on evil and He cannot tolerate wrong {Exod. 34:7; Rom. 1:32; }. Thus, our sins effectively separate us from Him, so that His face is hidden from us {Isa. 59:1-2}. 

Closely related to God's holiness is His wrath, that is, His holy reaction to evil {Rom. 1:18-32; John 3:36}. The price of diluting God's wrath is to diminish His holiness and moral character.

Nevertheless, God is also love. Often divine holiness and love are set over against one another, but in Scripture this is never the case.

 1 John 4:8, does not view the love of God as mere sentimentality or a blind over looking of our sin; rather, He views divine love as that which loves the unlovely and undeserving. God is love. This should be compared to 1 John 1:5 where God is light.

God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. There are those who claim that you can have fellowship with God and live any way you please....Note: {warped logic} which would permit practicing known and willful sin.

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