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Old 05-21-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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The love of God is called Agape love which is pronounced : ``o-gah-pay``... which is the highest from of Love which is also called parental love or wide open love, and beloved or well loved. the greeks used this for all of God love in the New Testament........ Other types of love are philia love which is for an affection for brotherhood of honor ,,,,, the other type is eros love which is selfish and a sexual nature
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I remember that song! I haven't heard it in so many years. Great song!
Yes! even when I read the passage in the NIV the sing song KJV version is what I hear! LOL
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I remember singing a song in church that goes kind of like this; Praise Him, praise Him all ye little children, God is love, God is love.
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:22 PM
 
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Please show me the verse or verses that specifically say that, "God IS love."


...so...please...show me the verse or verses that says, "God is love".

Geez, Verna, do you REALLY want to "go there!?"

June could have chosen to moderate any number of threads (little heathen that she is) but she specifically chose this one, thinking "Now there's a compelling topic!"

--So Verna, sweetheart, just let it rest....

Let it rest, as opposed to "GIVE ME PROOF!"

Okay?





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I really want to know this...I am searching...

Searching is oftentimes a good thing.


Take gentle care.
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:48 AM
 
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Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love 1 John 4 verse 8

Man in his condemned conscience has a hard time understanding this never mind believing it .

Calvary was and is the demonstration of who He is and that is love

but God commends *his* love to us, in that, we being still sinners, Christ has died for us . Romans 5 verse 8
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Geez, Verna, do you REALLY want to "go there!?"

June could have chosen to moderate any number of threads (little heathen that she is) but she specifically chose this one, thinking "Now there's a compelling topic!"

--So Verna, sweetheart, just let it rest....

Let it rest, as opposed to "GIVE ME PROOF!"

Okay?


What do you mean?
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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What do you mean?
June was just teasing in a light hearted way. Apologies if she didn't come across the right way. Initially read the title of this thread, and thought what a nice title it was...Found myself smiling in thinking how anyone can 'prove' love. It just is...

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Old 05-22-2010, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Florida
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June was just teasing in a light hearted way. Apologies if she didn't come across the right way. Initially read the title of this thread, and thought what a nice title it was...Found myself smiling in thinking how anyone can 'prove' love. It just is...

Ahhhhh...I see... I really didn't know how to take your reply...I understand now though.

Where I come from on this is...Many want to use just one of the attributes of God's character...love...to describe Who He is, and disregard ALL of WHO He IS...and He IS SO much MORE!

God tells us how to prove OUR LOVE FOR HIM...He said, "If YOU love ME, keep My Commandments."...He does not have to prove HIS love for US because He already did...when He gave His only begotten Son to WHOSOEVER WOULD BELIEVE IN HIM [OBEY HIM]...that THEY would have eternal life.

Anyone who thinks that God loves a wicked person who lives in sin...is deceived...God said, "Anyone who says they know Me and keepeth not My commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him." He said, "I abideth NOT in them, nor do they abideth in Me." "He hateth the worker's of iniquity."

So the one's who just want to focus in on His love...leave out His wrath...His jealousy...His hate...His requirements...His commandments...His conditions...

...IF!............THEN!............

In Christ's love...In His truth,
Verna.
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Ahhhhh...I see... I really didn't know how to take your reply...I understand now though.

Where I come from on this is...Many want to use just one of the attributes of God's character...love...to describe Who He is, and disregard ALL of WHO He IS...and He IS SO much MORE!

God tells us how to prove OUR LOVE FOR HIM...He said, "If YOU love ME, keep My Commandments."...He does not have to prove HIS love for US because He already did...when He gave His only begotten Son to WHOSOEVER WOULD BELIEVE IN HIM [OBEY HIM]...that THEY would have eternal life.

Anyone who thinks that God loves a wicked person who lives in sin...is deceived...God said, "Anyone who says they know Me and keepeth not My commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him." He said, "I abideth NOT in them, nor do they abideth in Me." "He hateth the worker's of iniquity."

So the one's who just want to focus in on His love...leave out His wrath...His jealousy...His hate...His requirements...His commandments...His conditions...

...IF!............THEN!............

In Christ's love...In His truth,
Verna.

I think the problem MANY of us have is that traditional Christianity rarely shows the powerful LOVE that Jesus had for His "enemies." Some of us have just had ENOUGH of the judging and condemning that goes on in Chrisianity! Enough of the wars and divisions. Enough of the cliques and "I'm
interpreting this right, you are interpreting that wrong" behavior.

Yes, follow His commandments!! But LOVE was what hung on the LAW and the prophets!!

Traditional religion is tiresome without love. It wears you out and beats others down. Jesus said you would know them by their LOVE for one another. Christianity has brought anything BUT love, joy, and peace around the world.

In my opinion, the focus has ALWAYS been on all those other attributes of God that you named. At what point can we look back over the history of Christianity and say, THAT was the LOVE that Christ was showing to the world!!

We have done NO better than the Jews at this love thing (I've been reading the Old Testament). They did NOT understand what God's love was about, and neither does most of Christianity.

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Old 05-22-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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Verna... so you really have never read those verses about God being love?
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