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Offense toward God's love in Orthodoxy

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by Not David, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Not David

    Not David Der Ewige Katechumene

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    Before going with the question... Is God's love energy of God?

    How could we say we offend God's love?
     
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  2. ArmyMatt

    ArmyMatt Regular Member Supporter

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    my gut wants to say yes to your first, as love is an action, but I could be wrong.

    to your second, I'd say it's because love is always relational and personal.
     
  3. Moses Medina

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    I believe denying his love would be to ignore what Jesus said about our neighbor, feed the poor, cover the cold, clothe the naked etc, and to deny his truths. To live in our passions and selfishly.
     
  4. Lukaris

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    I guess what St. Paul says about grieving the Spirit in Ephesians 4:25-30 is an example of offending God’s love.
     
  5. Markie Boy

    Markie Boy Looking East, Moving Slow Supporter

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    I guess I'm trying to view my relationship with God more like my relationships with those around me. If I do things that are thoughtless or offensive, or disregard their wishes - it's saying I don't care about you. To me that's rejecting their love.

    In the RCC where I am now, it feels very much like a list of do's and don'ts - almost like the Old Testament. Learning to view things as relationship is truly a mindset shift.
     
  6. JohnTh

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    Jesus said: „I will ask you a question and if you will answer me, I will answer you also: What is love?”
     
  7. AMM

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    What IS love? Is it possible for us to know, or is this something unknowable about God?
     
  8. Not David

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    Especially from our own lenses. That’s why some people excuse sin by saying “God loves you as you are”
     
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