In the February ENSIGN, Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve wrote an article in which he stated unequivocally that God's love is NOT unconditional. It is divine, and it is infinite, but it is very much conditional upon repentance and obedience to divine law. In the article, Elder Nelson says:

Understanding that divine love and blessings are not truly unconditional can defend us against common fallacies such as these: Since God's love is unconditional, He will love me regardless...; or Since God is love, He will love me unconditionally, regardless...

These arguments are used by anti-Christs to woo people with deception. Nehor, for example, promoted himself by teaching falsehoods: He testified unto the people that all mankind should be saved at the last day, for the Lord had created all men, and, in the end, all men should have eternal life. Sadly, some of the people believed Nehor's fallacious and unconditional concepts.

The whole article, explaining from the scriptures the highly conditional quality of God's love may be read at$f=templates$3.0

Which leads me to ask another question? Is a loving parent strict or permissive? And is Heavenly Father a strict or permissive parent? Finally, how loving is it to teach false doctrine that will certainly motivate some to procrastinate their repentance until it is too late to repent? Or is it ever too late to repent?

In my opinion, there are many Latter-day Saints who do not understand how unloving and even cruel it is to teach false doctrine.

"The study of the doctrines of the Gospel will improve
behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve
behavior." --Boyd K. Packer
All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR

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