God is Love

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

God is love – as mentioned in

1 Corinthians 13:4-7,Philippians 4:8,Ephesians 6:1-3 …

 
 
 
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. … It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily …

God is love. Maybe the world doesn’t understand it yet but indeed God is love. The atheists would say, “there is no God”, and the deist would say: “religious truth should be subject to human reason rather than divine revelation.” But I would like to differ. ” I believe that humans wouldn’t understand religious truth unless they can.” Meaning humans have no business interpreting religious stuff unless they are equipped. Equipped with what? so you would ask.

 

 

 

 

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Equipped with belief in a God who is the Creator and Ruler of the universe and equipped with knowledge of Him by reading the Bible. This website discusses the Christian faith and my experience with it. Knowledge of the other beliefs or religions is beyond me. I have experiential knowledge of Christianity, being a Christian for a long time. I may not be wise in that knowledge because I failed so many times. But one thing I am sure of: despite my imperfections, God have forgiven me of all those mistakes and sins. God is love so He can do that.

We are all sinners, the Bible says that. Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,… New International Version. But despite all of our failures, mistakes, sins, transgressions, Christ died for our sins.

The Uniqueness of the Christian Belief

 

Christianity is a unique religion when Jesus taught us something that no one could find in other religions: Loving your enemy.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” (Matthew 5:43–45 ESV)

It’s so normal for ordinary people to hate somebody that did you harm. But forgiving your enemy is a very liberating feeling. One might harbor hate for a certain person and many go to their graves without forgiving the person who offended or hurt them. But Jesus being God advised us to let go of that hatred. It’s a liberating feeling. When you hate somebody, that hatred will eat you alive, so to speak. Restless nights, wounded pride, murderous thoughts which can go on for many years.

Forgiving one another, although very hard, is a must. But in Matthew 5:43-45, Jesus is teaching us that we must live by a higher standard than what the world expects—a standard that is impossible for us to attain by our own efforts. It’s only through the power of God’s Spirit that His people can truly love and pray for those who intend to do them harm.

Indeed, God is anywhere and everywhere, meaning He is Omnipresent. Omni means of all things. Present means everywhere. And indeed, He is everywhere, Wherever we are, He is there also. He wouldn’t abandon us, no matter the situation is, He is there.

 

Aslan is the only character to appear in all seven books of the Chronicles of Narnia. Aslan represents Jesus Christ, according to the author, C. S. Lewis, who uses the allegory in the books that Aslan is the Lion and the Lamb, which what the Bible says is a characteristic of Christ.

Jesus is called the Lamb of God in John1:29 and John 1:36. Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament as the One who would become a “guilt offering,” a perfect sacrifice to atone for the sins of His people. It was prophesied in Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. English Standard Version.

Rituals are very important in the Jewish religious life. The sacrifice of lambs was part of their sacrificial system. Later, when Jesus was in the world, John the Baptist referred to Him as the “lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”

In the judicial system in America as well as most parts of the world, the concept of payment or restitution is known to us. We know that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).  Our sin put a separation between God and us. Because of our sin, we are separated from God, and we stand guilty before Him. Therefore, He took the initiative and sent Jesus to die on the cross for you and me. Isn’t that great? He’s a loving God who created a wonderful Earth so that you and I will have a home.

God is love and whether you feel it or know it, it is a fact. The whole of the Bible is about God’s love for us, His creation.

I believe we were created according to the account by Genesis. Btw, Genesis isn’t a name of a music group. It’s the first book of the Old Testament. Throughout the Old and the New Testament we read accounts of so many things, historical, dogma, creation, tenets, to mention a few. As well as how our God, who is Love, created us.

We read about Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. New International Version
He created us out of love. And all of creation, man’s fall, the generations of Jews, of God’s people, down to the rulers of Israel and the birth, death and resurrection of Christ are all recorded in the Bible. 66 books of the Bible, 39 Old Testament books and 27 books of the New Testament, a record and testament of how God is love.

Jesus, depicted in this beautiful stained glass window carrying a lamb, and that could be you or me, because He loves us so much, He was willing to die on the Cross for our sins. Lambs are one of the central symbols of Christianity. They represent sacrifice and purity, two of the most important pillars of the Christian faith.

“Agape” is one of several Greek words for love. When the word “agape” is used in the Bible, it refers to a pure, willful, sacrificial love that intentionally desires another’s highest good.

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Agape love is unconcerned with the self and instead is concerned with the greatest good of another. Agape is from the will and as a choice. Agape requires faithfulness, commitment, and sacrifice without expecting anything in return.

The love of a mother for her children is about as close to what the Bible describes as “agapelove as we can get as human beings.

The New Testament references agape more than two hundred times.

Jesus on the Cross with the thorns on His skull is the ultimate agape love. It’s Jesus’ nature: love or agape.  He gave His life so that many will not perish but have everlasting life.

It’s the kind of love where you willingly give up your life for your friends. And not only your friends, even your enemies, those who hate and revile you, who slapped your cheek and because of that supreme kind of love, give the other cheek as well.

Only God’s love can do that, a faithful, giving, and unconditional love. Agape love. God is love.