There seems to be much confusion within some Christian and quasi Christian circles regarding what the unconditional love of God means. Some equate this love as meaning unconditional acceptance of or the condoning of their actions, no matter what.
This deeply concerns me, for this framework of understanding makes a mockery of what Christ has done. It makes a mockery of the cross. It makes a mockery of the blood he shed. His blood that poured out onto the earth from his body, which was broken, shattered and wracked in pain. It makes a mockery of the life of Christ. It makes a mockery of his resurrection.
For if God condoned and condones all our actions, we have no need for the act of forgiveness. There is no need for repentance. There is no need for reconciliation. And there would be no need for conviction. There would be no need for community and social standards. Because, no matter what we do, God would be condoning our every action.
The grace and mercy of God is an immense offer to all and for all. The blood of Christ was shed for all, because all are in need of the mercy of God. The blood of Christ was shed for all, because all are in need of this grace. And within this framework we can turn to John 3:13. For so God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten son, so that who ever believes in him shall not perish, but will have eternal life.
Its because God doesn’t condone our actions that he sent Christ. And its because God doesn’t condone our actions that we need Christ.