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There is no God but Love: If you don't know Love, then you don't know God (1 John 4:7-8)

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posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 05:51 AM
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People can argue about names of God or what the role of Jesus is, but at the end of the day, the most important thing is to know that God is love. There's no point of having faith in The Love of God if you don't actually abide in Love in order to love your neighbour and help people. Just like the body is dead without Spirit, so is faith dead without Works (James 2:26).

If you can speak in tongues, give prophecy, know all knowledge and mysteries or even have all faith to move mountains, but you do not have love, then you are nothing (1 Corinthians 13:1-3). It is Love that gives you Meaning and Value and Purpose, because your value comes from God, and God is Love.

Faith and hope are great to have, these will remain, but the greatest thing that remains is Love (1 Corinthians 13:13).


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posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 06:13 AM
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Hi.
Thanks!



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 06:15 AM
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what is love for?



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 06:18 AM
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originally posted by: Damla
what is love for?


For you!



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 06:28 AM
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a reply to: muzzleflash

doesnt make sense



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: Damla

Love heals pain, suffering, thirst, hunger and brings Peace.

Buddha said that life is suffering but we can have Compassion for a beings and wish them Peace.

Jesus said to love thy neighbour and thy enemy and Bless those who curse you.

Martin Luther King said, that we have a choice between creative altruism (Love) or destructive selfishness (inconsideration for others and numb to human empathy and Compassion).



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 06:38 AM
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a reply to: lightofgratitude

oohh..now it makes sense. not.



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 06:41 AM
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a reply to: Damla

Maybe others will understand, and others can help you get it



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: lightofgratitude

it always work that way doesnt it. like a machine.



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posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 07:09 AM
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a reply to: lightofgratitude

What if i have love, but i don’t believe in god? Kinda makes god pointless right?



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 07:20 AM
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a reply to: Woodcarver

yeah, like such a thing is possible.
you ll make love pointless instead after you had love. only if god is willing it will make it alive again.




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posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: Woodcarver

God is Love. God is a way of Life and that way of Life is The Kindness of Love.

Even if you are an atheist, that is ok if you have Love. Love is The Teacher, and Love will bring Clarity.

These three remain: Hope, Faith, and Love, but The Greatest of these is Love (1 Corinthians 13:13)
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posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: lightofgratitude

I appreciate what you're saying. And I think you're right.



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 10:37 AM
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a reply to: Woodcarver

If you have love and don't believe in God then you have love, good on you
Plenty of non Christians have love, are you looking for recognition?

It's a simple Christian teaching, if a Christian doesn't have love they are not really Christian
If an atheist has love but doesn't believe in God then they are an atheist

It's a Christian teaching for Christians to live

Do you feel left out Woodie?



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: lightofgratitude

Amen. Beautiful post.

The Light is Love and shines through those who put selflessness before selfishness.



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 12:39 PM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
a reply to: Woodcarver

If you have love and don't believe in God then you have love, good on you
Plenty of non Christians have love, are you looking for recognition?

It's a simple Christian teaching, if a Christian doesn't have love they are not really Christian
If an atheist has love but doesn't believe in God then they are an atheist

It's a Christian teaching for Christians to live

Do you feel left out Woodie?
I know you like to be mean in your posts to me, but i just want to point out that people seem to think that they need to believe in some god to have all of the nice things, but all of the nice things people say you need god to have, i have them without even believing in any gods. So why do people seem to need god to give them happiness when plenty of people have all of that and more with no god at all. It just seems pointless to devote your life to a thing, so that you can have all of these benefits if you don’t really need to waste all of that time and effort and still have the nice things.



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 01:07 PM
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originally posted by: Damla
a reply to: Woodcarver

yeah, like such a thing is possible.
you ll make love pointless instead after you had love. only if god is willing it will make it alive again.



I’m saying that i have all of that without belief in any gods. So why put faith in somethin that you don’t need?



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: lightofgratitude




People can argue about names of God or what the role of Jesus is...


I wanted to point out that the crucifixion of Jesus the Christ, on our behalf, was an act of love toward the world, from God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.



John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.


To claim to love God without acknowledging John 1:29 and John 3:16 is vanity. Love that is not based on faith in Christ, rests on a very shifty foundation, and will ultimately pass away like chaff.




There's no point of having faith in The Love of God if you don't actually abide in Love in order to love your neighbour and help people.


This is true, but I will say that the "ground state" of expressing love for God is to believe that Jesus died for our sins. At that initial level, love and faith co-exist in a state of superposition. Christ died for our sins out of love. If we do not reciprocate with initial faith in His work for us, we are rejecting God's love....How then can we say that we love God if we're not willing to acknowledge what He did for us?



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: BELIEVERpriest

To believe in Jesus means to believe in His Word. Jesus said that His Word is not His alone but of The Heavenly Father that dwells within him (John 14:10). Christ is God, so He is The Word of God (John 1:1). He is The Light of Life (John 1:4), born into the flesh (John 1:14) in order to be The Light of The World and lead people back to The Spirit of God The Father within, which is The Light of Life (John 8:12).


God breathed His Ruach of Life into man to give man Life (Genesis 2:7), but The Spirit of Life was born in the flesh as Jesus in order to be a perfect (sinless) example to the world to help people connect to The Spirit of Life within.

Jesus taught Love and actually lived it. Jesus taught the way back to The Father (God/Spirit of Life/Love). He didn't just teach it but he lived it, even to the point of forgiving those who put him on the cross to torture him to death, and he forgiving them while he was in pain (Luke 23:34).

In John 13:35, Christ said:



By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.


In Luke 6:35-36, Jesus said:



But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.




posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: lightofgratitude

All of what you said is correct, but it seems like you're specifically avoiding the most crucial aspect, that Jesus died as an atonement for our sins. A building cannot exist apart from its foundation. If you have no foundation, there is no structure.



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