Theology Is Affectional

1 John 4.7-8
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.

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What I find remarkable about this famous text is how knowledge of God is associated with love. The one who loves knows God. And whoever does not love does not know God.

Love is our epistemology.

Phrased another way, theology is affectional rather than intellectual.

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