Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Words from our founder - Two kinds of love

There are two kinds of love: "love because of" the good and beautiful in a person, and "love in spite" of all that this person does to puzzle and hurt us. Obviously, "love in spite of" is superior. It is the most exquisite jewel to be found in the universe. God loves us in spite of our sins. Jesus loved His torturers in spite of what they did to Him.

We can love God not only because of the splendid things that enchant us in the universe, but also in spite of the sufferings we encounter. Without pain in this world, the highest form of love could not exist. This love is worth its price.
Excerpted from pages 130-131 of Pastor Wurmbrand's Proofs of God's Existence. In this book, we are reminded that the questions of God's existence and absolute truth are not new. But, as our founder writes, they are critical to both the atheist as well as the Christian. Will the atheist embrace or reject God, and will the Christian live a life that reflects our Creator? You can order a copy of this unique book for only $7.00 from our online catalogue.

1 comment:

Arla M. said...

This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read, and I cut this out from the back of a VOM newsletter and sent it to an atheist friend of mine, who won't believe in a God who allows pain in the world. Please pray with me that my friend would start to understand the depth and riches of God's love toward sinful people. Please join me in praying that the Holy Spirit would convert him to faith in Jesus - his name is Rudy. I always marvel that Pastor Richard Wurmbrand used to be an atheist.