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Old Yesterday, 06:56 AM
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There might be a variety of definitions of the word Love, however, Jehovah God gave us the ultimate definition for that word, and it's found in the Bible at 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (first line of verse 8)- Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

Jehovah is about love and he wants us to not only feel it, but to understand exactly what the definition of that particular word, because it's extremely deep.


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Old Yesterday, 07:13 AM
 
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If you use black text we might be able to read it.
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Old Yesterday, 08:39 AM
 
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The concern is basic and excellent to approach, but you have not given a definition of "love," but a list of characteristics, all excellent and well worth consideration. I'm sure you know that the word used in your quotation is "agape" in the original language, and that is a distinct kind of love as compared with romantic, or filial or family love, all of which should share the characteristics listed. The difference is that "agape" is the kind of love God has for us, unconditional and concerned not just with what we want, but what we need to live in harmony with Him. The point is that is the qkind of love we will live in in relating to God and man, and which is the very foundation of the "New Covenant" Christ instituted. Such I would give the definition as "concern for the well-being of the object of love," and point out those wonderful characteristics.
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Old Yesterday, 08:51 AM
 
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[...] Such I would give the definition as "concern for the well-being of the object of love," and point out those wonderful characteristics.
Or as Aquinas would put it, “To love is to will the good of another”.
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Old Yesterday, 08:53 AM
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Jehovah is so full of love he slaughtered the whole planet in a fit of pique.
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Old Yesterday, 09:36 AM
 
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There might be a variety of definitions of the word Love, however, Jehovah God gave us the ultimate definition for that word, and it's found in the Bible at 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (first line of verse 8)- Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

Jehovah is about love and he wants us to not only feel it, but to understand exactly what the definition of that particular word, because it's extremely deep.


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It's your ultimate definition's source, not everyone's.
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Old Yesterday, 11:01 AM
 
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Jehovah is so full of love he slaughtered the whole planet in a fit of pique.
Yes, and the Bibliolatry also says that Yahweh's "very name is Jealous".

Love is not jealous =/= very name is jealousy.

Exodus 34:14.

One of these things is not like the other:

Paul's personal letters
versus
stories about Moses (and his death and burial) claimed to be written by Moses by the desperate religious.
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Old Yesterday, 11:51 AM
 
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There might be a variety of definitions of the word Love, however, Jehovah God gave us the ultimate definition for that word, and it's found in the Bible at 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (first line of verse 8)- Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

Jehovah is about love and he wants us to not only feel it, but to understand exactly what the definition of that particular word, because it's extremely deep.


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Compare Jehovah's definition of love with Jehovah's behavior. Love is patient, kind, and... frequently commands genocide. Love is not jealous, but Jehovah is a jealous God. Love does not become provoked, but Jehovah regrets having made man and so drowns them all except eight.

I don't much care for Jehovah's love.
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Old Yesterday, 12:26 PM
 
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Compare Jehovah's definition of love with Jehovah's behavior. Love is patient, kind, and... frequently commands genocide. Love is not jealous, but Jehovah is a jealous God. Love does not become provoked, but Jehovah regrets having made man and so drowns them all except eight.
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I don't much care for Jehovah's love.
Different perceptions about the nature of God, huh? You have to wonder if "Jehovah" is appropriate.
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Old Yesterday, 02:24 PM
 
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Different perceptions about the nature of God, huh? You have to wonder if "Jehovah" is appropriate.
The definition of God-like love is defined at 1st Corinthians 13:4-6.
That is in sharp contrast with the self-centered distorted form of love the world displays as found at 2nd Timothy 3:1-5,13.
Who could say that world's way of so-called love is appropriate ________
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