The adversary goes to great length into seducing us into redefining the nature and character of God by appealing to the emotions, physical appetites, and disposition of unrestraint we all possess as the natural man. The God of Christianity and Mormonism today would be unrecognizable to Joseph Smith's generation much less to say Abraham, Isaac, Moses, Nephi, or the Brother of Jared- and I do not think it is by accident that this has occurred.
“For do we not read that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and in him there is no variableness neither shadow of changing?” (Mormon 9:9)
Have you noticed that the Church/General Authorities along with the Joel Osteens of the world spend a lot of time at the pulpit selling you the warm fuzzy god of positive thinking and love? They do this because they are tapping into a truth and natural desire that God placed within us to experience love and security such as that which a parent provides a child. In our world of fear, war, and uncertainty (conditions created by our adversary) people are literally scared to death and they long for the love and security they felt in the arms of their parents so long ago. We are literally seduced into believing that God's only attribute is Love. The adversary has also manipulated the very definition of Love for the sole purpose of conquering us into passivity as we sit our butt comfortably in a pew every Sunday while being indoctrinated to do what you are told and to give the controlling system of priestcraft your money so that they can perpetuate the same deception on others. In other words, we are being sold the "love god" for the purpose of gain.
God is a God of Love and he is also a God of Justice, Mercy, Judgment, Beauty, Strength, Truth, etc. We are not jumping on Santa Claus' lap we are appealing to the throne of Heaven--The Father of Heaven and Earth, The Lord of Hosts. Portraying God as "the Greek love god" who loves and tolerates all manner of sin because he sees our good intentions is diabolical because a truth has been manipulated to do one thing-- to keep you out of the court of Heaven and to keep you from calling upon his name using his covenant protocol.
If the adversary can get us to buy into the lie of the "love god" with a twisted definition of love based on our modern culture, then we will never come to understand the COVENANT LOVE the Father and Son offer to us which far surpasses anything the general authorities and Joel Osteens of the world have to offer. The Spiritual Marriage Relationship between God and Us brings the real fruit of the redemptive power and presence of God not a placebo of positive thinking and warm fuzzies. During times of trial and tribulation it will be those who know how to approach God under his covenant relationship who will obtain the blessings of the covenant. It will be those who know and understand all of his attributes including the real COVENANT LOVE he extends who will be able to follow in the path of Christ and make true intercession for their brothers and sisters.
Don't buy into the love god of Modern Christianity and Mormonism as it is only a marketing tool to get you to buy more lies and falsehoods. Instead learn that God is a Loving Father and King based on an Everlasting Covenant. In doing so we will come to know the true God of Israel-- The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob-- The God of the Brother of Jared -- The God of Adam and Eve--- WHICH IS ONE GOD. THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER, IN WHOM THERE IS NO VARIANCE. SHALOM!
“For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Mal 3:6
“Listen to the voice of the Lord your God, even Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, whose course is one eternal round, the same today as yesterday, and forever.” (D&C 35:1)