Overemphasizing One Attribute of God

A common error in Christianity, today, is the isolation of one attribute of God. God is His attributes. He is properly represented by the well-balanced presentation of His attributes.

Isolation of an attribute leads to a distorted view of God, hence, bad theology. When promoted publicly, we call it, “false teaching.” A simple review of ten random church internet web sites in America will prove my point. Try it.

Statistically, “love” will be the disproportionate attribute of God in your exercise sampling of web sites. It is true that “love” is a prominently displayed attribute of God, on the pages of Scripture. The Christian’s knowledge and presentation of God should never be at the expense of any and every other attribute, however.

The futility of overemphasizing God’s love attribute, for the sake of marketing, is that love is no more compelling than say: truth, or justice, or mercy…even wrath, which can put the fear of God into the soul of the unregenerate elect.

Are you disproportionate in your thinking and presentation of the full gamut of doctrinal attributes of God? Your honest answer should be, “Yes, most likely.” Pray for God’s help in attaining and maintaining a proper balance of these doctrines. After all, one of His attributes is revealed in one of His names, “Helper,” and that is as much “what” He does as “who” He is.

David Norczyk

Spokane Valley, Washington

February 1, 2022

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David Norczyk

Some random theologian out West somewhere, Christian writer, preacher