Wednesday, August 1, 2012
What is Love?
LET GOD'S WORD SPEAK:
Excerpts taken from the Gospel of John, Chapter 3, verses 3-21~
"Jesus answered and said unto him,
"Most assuredly, I say to you,
unless one is born again,
he cannot see the kingdom of God."
"Do not marvel that I said to you,
'You must be born again.'
The wind blows where it wishes, and you
hear the sound of it, but cannot tell
where it comes from and where it goes.
So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
"For God so loved the world that He gave
His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have
"For God did not send His Son into
the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved."
"He who believes in Him is not condemned;
but he who does NOT believe is condemned already,
because he has not believed in the name of the
only begotten Son of God."
"And this is the condemnation,
that the light has come into the world,
and men loved darkness rather than light,
because their deeds were evil.
For everyone practicing evil hates the light
and does not come to the light,
lest his deeds should be exposed.
But he who does the truth comes to the light,
that his deeds may be clearly seen,
that they have been done in God."
Excerpts taken from The First Epistle of John, Chapter 4~
"Beloved, do not believe every spirit,
but test the spirits,
whether they are of God;
because many false prophets have gone
out into the world.
By this you know the Spirit of God:
Every spirit that confesses that
Jesus Christ has come in the flesh
is of God.
And every spirit that does NOT
confess that Jesus Christ has come
in the flesh is NOT of God.
And this is the spirit of the
Antichrist, which you have heard
and is now already in the world.
You are of God, little children,
and have overcome them,
He who is in you is
greater than he who is in the world.
They are of the world.
Therefore they speak as of the world,
and the world hears them.
We are of God.
He who knows God hears us;
he who is NOT of God does NOT hear us.
By this we know the spirit of truth
and the spirit of error.
Beloved , let us love one another,
for love is of God; and everyone who loves
is of God;
and everyone who loves
is born of God and knows God.
He who does NOT love does
NOT know God, for God is love.
In this the love of God was
manifested toward us,
that God has sent
His only begotten Son
into the world,
that we might live
In this is love,
not that we loved God,
but that HE loved US
and sent His Son to be the
propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us,
we also ought to love one another."