E. Edward Zinke

Senior Advisor, Adventist Review

​Knowing Him, Loving Him

God created us for fellowship. In the midst of judgment, He declared His love for us; in the midst of sin, He gave His Son! God longs to restore us to intimate fellowship with Him.

A question sometimes follows: If the goal of Christianity is to restore us to a relationship with God, then why doctrine? Why not simply concentrate on having a loving relationship with God?

Let’s think of a human illustration: A couple falls in love and wants to deepen their relationship with each other. Why should they be interested in sharing anything about themselves with each other? Meaningful relationships are not without content. Out of love, couples communicate …

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