reply to post by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
You conveniently missed the point of my post and the scriptural texts. You are reducing 'love' to a couple of texts of scripture without the
You are picking and choosing which text's you listen to and ignoring the rest. Yes, all the law hangs on the two commandments, but what does the law
Reread my post, you are the one in error as you are ignoring the particulars of the law. To Love God is defined by God in the fist 4 of the Ten
commandments, to love your fellow man is Defined by God in the last 6 of the commandments. That's a fact. The very text you quote actually proves my
"Love" is not an abstract concept. There is Love that God finds acceptable, and love that God finds unacceptable.
"15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."
1 John 2
What you are mixing up is modern tolerance and Biblically defined Love. These are as far as the east is from the west.
Ideally Modern tolerance has no concern for a person other than they not infringe on the rights of others. [the laissez faire approach]
God's love discriminates against certain behaviors and practices, but at the same time contains only the utmost desire for the good of that person.
[the love the sinner, hate the sin approach]
The first is human love: transient, inconsistent, changeable, unrealiable, temporary.
The second is Divine love: consistent, dependable, unchanging, transformational, and eternal.
You accuse Christians of not showing love, if its the first, then that is fine, because that is not God's love. If its the second that is a shame
because that is God's love.
Yet you would do well to be careful when you poin the finger, lest you be caught in doing the very thing you are accusing others of.