Video to Ponder: "God is Love" Song

This is a video that I came across on my friend Nate McCorkindale’s blog.  It is about God being in essence: Love.  Now, it does not do justice to this topic theologically, but it sure is a fun expression of the transforming power of the love of Christ.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on it and ultimately, hope the theme chorus gets stuck in your head like it is in mine!!!!!!!! Click the following link to watch the video:

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  • I had the opportunity to interview Michael Gungor earlier this year and he is one of the most interesting, thoughtful, genuine people I’ve met in a long time. I absolutely love this song and a number of songs on his newest cd.

    And I think this song is totally right on. God IS love. There’s no one that He doesn’t love.

  • I guess “God loves everyone except Esau” didn’t rhyme… But seriously, anyone know some biblical warrant for the idea that God loves everyone? Aside from John 3:16 which doesn’t really count because it even if it refers to every person it says something like “For God so loved everyone he sent his Son to save some who believed”.

    • For your encouragement, Marc, here are a few of the many Biblical verses that indicate God’s eternal purpose of universal blessing and salvation:

      Romans 5:18 and 19 – “Therefore just as one man’s trespass led to condemnation for all, so one man’s act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all. For just as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.” The same ‘all’ and the same ‘many’ are made sinners, and made righteous.

      Colossians 1:19 and 20 – “For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile ALL THINGS to Himself, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.”

      Philippians 2:9-11 – “Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and EVERY tongue should confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Bowing the knee to King Jesus, and confessing him to be the one whom God has made to be Lord, is salvation in Biblical terms.

      1 Tim. 2:3-6 – “This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires EVERYONE to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself a human, who gave himself a ransom for ALL – this was attested at the right time.” And remember that truth which flows through all of the Bible, and is expressed so well in Isaiah 46:9 and 10 – “Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, sayings, ‘My purpose shall stand, and I WILL FULFILL MY INTENTION.”

      For an in depth look at this wonderful teaching, I recommend “Absolute Assurance” by Charles Slagle ( ). It’s a long article, but contains a huge number of Biblical references for delightful meditation.

  • I love the Twitter theme and I love the chorus. On first listen I was thinking ‘hey, this is a little unbalanced’ – ‘God doesn’t belong to Republicans?’ At first I thought it heard ‘God isn’t a Republican’ and I answered ‘he’s not a Democrat either.’ On my second visit I took off my PC hat and could hear where he’s coming from. This isn’t going to be on the play list at the next Tea Party convention or be included in the sunday school song book and you can’t throw theology at it. But its made me think.

    I don’t like Pat Robertson or Sarah Palin but instead of trying to like them by standing in their shoes why don’t I just love them from here. I think my next song will be “I can’t stand Esau but I still love him to bits”.

  • Love it!!!

  • Kim

    I love this SO much! Thanks for posting! I saw there was a lot of heated debate on the youtube page, which breaks my heart. That completely misses the point. God IS love. He loves everyone and that’s why He (the Father) sent Jesus. We are to spread that love. And if everyone realized how much He loves them, the world would celebrate and follow the love, like at the end of that video. It’s a beautiful thing. I just might watch this everyday!

  • Ever notice that for a song about how God is not a man it is rather ironic that the chorus is,
    “But God is love, God is love, and HE loves everyone.”