“God is love.” It is one of the most dangerous truths. The father of lies can take the simplest truths and spin them into a deceitful, transparent web in which all but the most diligent will become tangled. “God is love,” is sometimes used as a peace-making agreement, or the common ground among polar opposite faiths. Even our entertainment proclaims “World Peace.” Oprah preaches for us to love everyone and that whatever you call the goodness in you is your own innate deity.
The global mantra begs us all to get along on the grounds that deep down we desire the same thing: peace, love and happiness. Everyone is happy with the “golden rule” so that few even realize its Biblical origins. Most people consider it their religious duty to love their own god. We identify our gods by our devotion to them: money, sex, fitness, success, etc.
The Bible agrees that the first and greatest command is to, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. And the second [commandment] is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” Mark 12:30-31
Just one little problem. There is an essential sentence just before this well-known verse. “Hear, O Israel: The Lord your God, the Lord is one.” Mark 12:29
The God of the Bible, Elohim, Yahweh, Yeshua, Adonai, Jesus Christ our sovereign redeemer, creator and Lord is the ONE AND ONLY GOD. “God is love,” is not an all inclusive, happy agreement between the myriad world religions.