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What is Love?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Bismarck, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Bismarck

    Bismarck New Member

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    Please see John 14:15-24, John 15:9-13, 1 John 5:3, and 2 John 1:6.

    LOVE is CLEARLY DEFINED as "KEEPING GOD's BIDDINGS (Commandments)" and "KEEPING the Messiah's Biddings", which are God's Biddings through the Messiah.


    Therefore, LOVE is DOING GOD's WILL. Please see the "Parable of the 2 Sons" in Matthew 21:28-32.


    ALMIGHTY GOD is a GOD of DEEDS and LOYALTY.


    LOVE is not swooning and fainting like a damsel in distress.


    LOVE is General MacArthur tells you, "Take that hill!" and you drop everything, snap a salute, "Yessir!" and GO GO GO!


    Love is not a swooning of your heart...

    It is STEADFAST DEEDS of your HANDS, staying TRUE to GOD'S WORD AND WILL.

    Which is, after all, the whole point of the "3rd Bidding of God":

    'NEVER SHALL YOU BRING THE NAME OF GOD YOUR GOD TO NAUGHT!'

    If you DO NOT KEEP GOD'S BIDDINGS, you have just "taken God's name in vain", you have CLAIMED you are a "Son of God"...

    but yet, just like the Messiah warns us in the "Parable of the 2 Sons" in Matthew 21:28-32, you REALLY AREN'T because you aren't DOING ANYTHING ALMIGHTY GOD TOLD YOU TO!


    TRUE CHRISTIAN LOVE != swooning...


    TRUE CHRISTIAN LOVE = L.O.Y.A.L.T.Y. (proven by your deeds through which you KEEP GOD'S WORD and DO HIS WILL)
     
  2. npetreley

    npetreley New Member

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    Love is never having to say you're sorry.

    Hey, if you're going to quote Terminator to make a case (no fate but what we make), I can quote Love Story, too.
     
  3. DeeJay

    DeeJay New Member

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    I actualy agree with most of this. Love is to often defined as emotions, that fuzzy feeling. The worlds definition puts it as the opposet of hate.

    But Love is an action. That is how God can love all the world and hate sinners. How we can love our enemies. Gods loved all the world by the action of sending His Son (settle down calvies).

    You can try all you want to generate feeling for your neighbors and people you dont even know. But that is not loveing your neighbor. Loving your neighbor is raking the leafs in their yard, sharing Jesus with them and helping them paint their house. Not generating fuzzy feelings for them.
     
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