It is amazing that of all the attributes of God this is the only one perpetually preached from the pulpits. This phrase is only used twice in the (KJV) Bible in 1 John 4:8 and 16. Have you ever heard about any of the other attributes of God? Just to mention a few, God is jealous, revengeful, furious, angry, terrible, mighty, a consuming fire, God of gods, Lord of lords, and King of all the earth. Why aren’t these ever mentioned? It is because Christianity has been diverted from obeying the commandments of God and is traveling down the road of the new social gospel which is based up the warm and fuzzy feel good slogans of the philosophies of men.
Jesus in exposing the religious corruption of His day said, “This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me. But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” (Matthew 15:8-9) Things are no different today, and we are warned in Titus 1:13-14 to “be sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.” In Matthew 7:15-23 Jesus says, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. … Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.”
These false prophets that work iniquity are the scripture perverters that turn the phrase “God is love” into the lie that all Christians must “love” everyone no matter how evil they act, and that they must “tolerate” everything no matter how depraved it is. Was Jesus “tolerant”? He made and used a whip according John 2:14 and violently drove the Jews out of the temple on two separate occasions as stated in John 2:15 and Matthew 21:12. Jesus said, “he that hath seen Me hath seen the Father.” (John 14:9) He prayed “not My will, but Thine, be done.” (Luke 22:42) Jesus’ actions were the actions of God manifested in the flesh. Does what He told the Jews in John 8:44 fit your definition of love and tolerance?
He told the Jews, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.” Are you more Godly then Jesus?
Again in Matthew 23:33 Jesus castigates the Jews and says, “Ye serpents, ye generation (race) of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” And still more in verses 35-36. “That upon you (Jews) may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth… Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation (race).” Look at the actions of Jesus who was doing the WILL of God, and you cannot reconcile the perversions taught in the church about “God is love.” Their distortion is the foundation upon which they built the Satanic lie of the “fatherhood of God and brotherhood of man.” The apostle Paul gives a warning in 2 Timothy 3:13. “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
Don’t fall into the churchy devilish doctrine of “love and tolerance”, and pay attention to Jesus’ words. “If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father's commandments, and abide in His love.” (John 15:10) Jesus said “if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” (Matthew 19:17) Have you been told that the law of God has been done away with? In Luke 16:17 Jesus says, “it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.” Ignorance of the law is no excuse in court, and will not be when standing before God’s judgment. You best open up and prayerfully study that old King James, and find out God’s way of life for you’ll not find it anywhere else. Jesus said in Matthew 10:34, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) Are you parroting the social gospel or proclaiming THUS SAITH YAHWAH GOD? This is the Bible’s God of Love. “For the LORD (YAHWAH) loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.” (Psalms 37:28)