I’ve recently been involved in a study of the Pastoral Epistles. I’ve long appreciated these three small letters. Anyone who has read the Pastoral Epistles is familiar with the various “trustworthy statements,” the first of which is: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all” (1 Timothy 1:15).
God unconditionally loves sinners and conditions them to be glorified saints!
There’s a lot of talk about the “unconditional love” of God. On most occasions the context of this conversation is someone who admits to their sinful condition, even revels in it, but considers any suggestion of repentance to be judgmental.