The Extremity of God’s Love

In response to questions he has received about whether Jesus was actually separated from the Father on the cross, Greg fleshes out his perspective on this. The love that unites the Trinity is the very same love that resulted in the separation of the Father from the Son. This separation actually expresses the great love of God for us. It’s real and it could never result in the destruction of the Godhead. Love is God’s essence. It’s outrageous and beautiful.

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