Do I Love God? The Question That Must Be Answered is written for the purpose of helping believers in Christ, as well as those curious about God, evaluate their relationship with God. The most important priority and assurance in life is knowing God! Because God is a trinity of persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--who have loved one another in full and perfect relationship from eternity and is thus relational, we who are made in his image can actually know him personally and walk in loving relationship with him. God is not impersonal; he is love. Loving God is why we are created. Using the three domains of the heart--know, feel, do--the reader is encouraged to take a personal look into what he believes about Christ, how he loves others and how he seeks purity of life. Assurance of a relationship with God is gained through proper doctrinal belief, passionate spirituality, and godly obedience. These three tests of assurance are evidence that one loves God. God is a God of grace. Do I Love God? will help the reader explore the depth of God's grace and his love! ""I found Do I Love God? edifying, and will be recommending it to others who want something that has theological depth and clear practicality at the same time. . . . I have noticed over the decades how deeply Rod Culbertson has impacted the lives of ministerial students, as well as some congregations I know well, where he has filled in. He conveys to us a grasp of the 'deep, deep love of Jesus' in a way that takes it out to a hurting, needy society in both individual and corporate ways."" --Douglas Kelly, Professor Emeritus of Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina ""In Do I Love God? Rod Culbertson fleshes out what he has modeled for and impressed upon countless students and friends in ministry. . . . Where this book is incredibly helpful is in diagnosing and then encouraging a love for God that emerges from every corner of our hearts--in what we think, feel, and do."" --D. Blair Smith, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina Rod Culbertson is the Associate Professor of Practical Theology and the Dean of Student Development at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. Rod started Reformed University Fellowship in the state of Florida, working at the University of Florida, and in addition to campus ministry experience he has also been involved in church planting. n
Do I Love God? was published by Wipf and Stock in August 2017. The ISBN for Do I Love God? is 9781498245401.