True Love

Don’t forget that True Love is not defined by Shakespeare, Hollywood, or Jewelry commercials.

–“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

–“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

–“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

–“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” 1 John 3:16

God is Love and has always has been Love:

“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. Deut 7:9

“O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. I Kings 8:23

“O LORD, God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and obey his commands,” Neh 1:5

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9 thoughts on “True Love

  1. Guest

    Remember Genesis 19:31-36. Is that love?

    Luke 14:26. Is that a family value?

    How is the hateful, spiteful god of the old testament anything close to love?

    I feel bad for all of you. Do your own research. Stop letting the church lead you into slavery for something that doesn’t exist.

  2. b

    RE : sodom and gomorrah, consider 2 Peter 2:7-8

    RE: hating family: if taken literally, it goes against the main teachings of old testament and new, most Christian understand that as hyperbole, or as a matter of comparison

    I do most of my own research and enjoy doing.

    If God only did everything the way I thought He should, He wouldn’t be much of a God.

  3. Guest

    That’s incest. I’m talking about Lot fathering children with his daughters. What good does that do in the bible?

    The problem with christianity is that there are so many divides in what is supposed to be taken literally, figuratively, or simply dismissed. If you’re given instructions to build a piece of furniture, and you parade that instruction book around, how can you accurately build the piece of furniture without following all of the instructions? Putting four legs on a chair isn’t a suggestion.

    It really blows my mind how many intelligent people are out there who believe in god, and jesus… and that whole story (whom no one has an account of that doesn’t contradict all the other accounts, or simply state that it was done to fulfill a prophecy—not that the prophecy was actually fulfilled on its own). It’s so bizarre to me.

  4. b

    sorry, I assumed you referring to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
    The Bible records lots of gross stuff that God wasn’t happy about.

    I agree with the problem. but perfect knowledge or agreement isn’t the answer anyway. knowledge makes us arrogant, love is more important

  5. Alicia

    There’s a great reason that the Bible mentions Lot and his story, including the yucky stuff like incest: people are flawed. We are ALL sinners, and only by God’s grace are we saved. It doesn’t matter what our sins are (Lot practiced incest, Noah was a drunk, Moses was a murderer, etc.) but Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross covers ALL of those sins, providing we ask forgiveness and accept God’s grace.

    The Bible chronicles the best of mankind and the worst, and the result of every story is that God doesn’t choose the perfect people as His children because perfect people don’t exist. He calls all of us to be His children and His disciples, but we aren’t worthy to be His at all unless we allow Jesus’ blood to cover our sins first.

    I’m praying for you, Guest. That you’re taking the time to post arguments here makes me think that you’re seeking Him, although perhaps in a more logical fashion than you see the Bible providing. God isn’t always logical to us, though; His ways are not our ways. I hope you find the answers you seek; I’m encouraged that you seem to have studied the Bible somewhat and that you’re challenging the status quo.

    I’m a Christian not because I blindly follow church tradition, but because I have confidence that the Bible and God’s Holy Spirit give me the all of the instructions I need for building my four-legged chair of faith.

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