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Old Yesterday, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Because He is our maker. He gave life to us. He loves us and resides in our midst. He is our Father and desires our love back.

Without God, there is no love.
That statement alone is the antithesis of love.
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Old Yesterday, 06:32 PM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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I am not exactly sure what exactly does this term “Love” mean when we associate it with God?

The term “Love” is so over exaggeratedly used in our daily lives that it has almost lost its meaning.

“I love tomatoes”
“I love salad”
“I love walking”
“I love beach”
“I love rollercoasters”
“I love Mickey Mouse”
“I love summers”
“I love sleeping”
“I love this” and “I love that”


Whatever this term “Love” means, IMO, human beings in general may not have the capacity to “Love” God.

We can only “obey” God within our means, and also we can try our best to live a peaceful and morally cautious life within the boundaries set by God’s guidance till the bell rings and our time is up.

It’s all about how much effort we have honestly put in.

This “God loves you” and “I love God” sometimes seem very shallow terms without the support of any action.
Most people understand that almost all words in English have numerous meanings. No one - no one - thinks that love applied to, for example, tomatoes is the same as love applied to, for example, one's child.

How anyone can fail to comprehend this abundantly obvious fact is beyond me. Have they never once used a dictionary?
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/love

Thus, the examples you list could not be more irrelevant to the subject of this thread.
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Old Yesterday, 06:50 PM
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Location: The Haunted Mansion
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To the contrary, there is love on this earth - and it is measurable and knowable. I’m not referring to the ‘state of mind’ type love of a God.
Love is not a human invention. It comes from our creator, who is love.
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Old Yesterday, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Love is not a human invention. It comes from our creator, who is love.
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Old Yesterday, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Love .... It comes from our creator, who is love.
And that is exactly how I was able to feel unconditional or Divine Love....I got a huge taste of it...
I went to the Source.
I couldn't "make" love happen in my heart...not Divine Love, I couldn't.
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Old Yesterday, 07:51 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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No. There is no more or less importance. Since we are part and parcel of God, it is the same thing. Whatsoever you do to these the least of me you do to me.
Yet, you stated in a previous post loving others is sort of a ‘step’ in order to love God (who can’t be seen). Why any correlation or connection at all? It is taking the importance off of the here and now, what we see and what we do - and placing it on a love for God as the reason. That He ‘needs’ love. The world (and its people) is what needs love, not a God.
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Old Yesterday, 08:32 PM
 
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Yet, you stated in a previous post loving others is sort of a ‘step’ in order to love God (who can’t be seen). Why any correlation or connection at all? It is taking the importance off of the here and now, what we see and what we do - and placing it on a love for God as the reason. That He ‘needs’ love. The world (and its people) is what needs love, not a God.
The step refers to the action of "loving". A god of love is cool, but the act of loving is cooler. "loving people" is our greatest "love". this stuff gets religious and religion isn't my thing, but thats my guess ... I guess.
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Old Yesterday, 09:10 PM
 
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Most people understand that almost all words in English have numerous meanings. No one - no one - thinks that love applied to, for example, tomatoes is the same as love applied to, for example, one's child.

How anyone can fail to comprehend this abundantly obvious fact is beyond me. Have they never once used a dictionary?
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/love

Thus, the examples you list could not be more irrelevant to the subject of this thread.
Yes exactly!
And you conveniently ignored the very first sentence of my post.

Please explain it to me, what EXACTLY does “Love” mean associated to God?

Here are two examples,

“God loves you” or “God loves all humans”
“I love God”
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Old Yesterday, 09:20 PM
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Location: The Haunted Mansion
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That statement alone is the antithesis of love.
Explain, please.
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Old Yesterday, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Explain, please.
If a person is of a religion that does not believe in god, or is simply a non-believer, then your sentence implies that person cannot love. Baloney.
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