Michael Horton on Why He Loves Jesus

In this video, Michael S. Horton explains how our status as enemies of God changes our understanding of his love for us.


The following is a lightly edited transcript; please check the video for accuracy.

I love Jesus because he first loved me. That is the love that defines, really, what friendship is all about. While I was dead in trespasses and sins, while I was an enemy, Scripture says he loved me and gave himself for me. Some people might die for a good person, Paul says in Romans 5. But what’s really amazing is that in the gospel, God loved us while we were enemies and that is enough to really turn a cold heart into putty when it comes to a relationship with God.

Who would not want a relationship with a God who so loved the world that he gave, even while those he was giving to were enemies?