Christians are fond of declaring that “God is love,” and we are right to do so (1 John 4:16). But what do we mean when we say God is love? How could God have been love in that timeless time that preceded his creation of us and our world? Before God spoke the universe into being, there was nothing to love, so how can we say that God is love?
In answer to this question, Lewis reminds us (Mere Christianity IV.4) that the Christian God is not radically singular (as he is in Islam) but exists as an eternal Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Continue reading