Nature of God
3. COULD GOD BE LOVING, IN A WAY THAT AMOUNTS TO MORE THAN MERELY INTENDING THE GOOD OF HUMAN BEINGS?
The Christian faith presents a definite world-view in which the God of the universe is revealed as loving. Amongst an abundance of biblical references to God's love, some that...
contrast to gods of heathen religions who are often presented as vindictive and angry beings in need of appeasement, the God of the Bible is characterized as the essence of love. “God is love” (1 John 4:8, 16). Since God is love and since God is eternal, then God’s love is eternal. Moreover, since love requires...
Without love, all other gifts is without value.
~ 1 John 4:7-8 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God, and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. ~
It is God who puts desires to know Him within us. He created...
The Role of Desire/Beauty in Dante and Augustine’s Journey Into God
In both Confessions and The Divine Comedy, Augustine and Dante are depicted as very creative and intelligent men. Both of them have a love for the beauty in life. These beautiful things that are put in front of them cause both men...
God gave us two gifts, life and love. God has given us the ultimate gift of love, by sacrificing his only son to give us eternal life. John 3:16 says, "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." God has endless...
God knows, God knows I _______ to break free.
I've fallen in love
I've fallen in love for the _______ time
And this time I know it's for real
I've __________ in love, yeah
God knows, God knows I've fallen in love.
It's strange but it's true
I can't get over the way you love me like...
FOUR TYPES OF LOVE
There is much confusion today on the subject of love because we are limited to only one English word (love) with a broad range of meanings. For example, if I said, "I love my wife, I love my dog, I love apple pie," obviously I am not talking about love in the same degree or definition...
little words, “I love you.” The next day Josh was at a basketball game. His reply to a friend’s offer of cheesy nachos was, “yeah man, I love nachos!” Later that evening he was pulled over for speeding on the way home. After getting off with a warning he remarked, “God must love me.” How can Josh...
Greek God Research Paper: Eros.
Eros is the god of love and sexual desire. Although that’s what he is mainly known for, some myths believe him to be a fertility god as well. After Chaos, Eros is one of the primal gods of the generation. Eros was as powerful as Zeus, Cronus, or Uranus before they were...
to all the Christians of Fellowship Bible Church who are in Northwest Arkansas, and those who call on Jesus: 2 I give grace to you and peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ.
Life is Sacred
2 I am in disbelief. I have been informed my brother that Christians among us approve of abortion...
The most wonderful expression of God in the Bible is wonderfully, correctly expressed in three beautiful words. We can find this incredible and wonderful expression in 1 John 4:8, which reads, “God is love”. It does not say that God have love for us or God loves us but He, as a person is love...
with God. An example of a physical law is the Law of Gravity in Physics. No matter what will happen, laws will be implemented or be taken into actions. Like the physical laws, these spiritual laws will also be implemented and it will happen no matter what.
The first law states that, God loves you and...
hear the word Love? Do you think of romantic Love, or do you think about the Love of God, and your Love for others? God gave us Heaven’s best in Jesus because of how much Love He has for His creation. He sent His Son to die on the cross, so that we might live, and this was out of the Love He has for us...
Euthyphro’s thinks that his action was pious, and his definition of piety is doing what the God(s) approve of. Socrates questioned Euthyphro’s definition of action being pious and quickly asks: “is the holy loved by the gods because it is holy? Or is it holy because it is loved?” Socrates presents this premise...
because he Loved us. Meaning that Everything begins with Love. To do anything, Love must precede it or it can't be done well. God knew the bumps that he will encounter in dealing with us so he put Love before all else. When God talked about love in Bible, he was referring to what he decided to do for...
It mirrors the relationship of Jesus and his church and represents this relationship of love and sacrifice. For the Christian church it is an acknowledgement of a commitment between two people in the eyes of God. In the practices in Catholic and Orthodox churches, marriage is one of the sacraments and...
Verse | Text | Reflection |
John 3:16 | For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. | Even though we are sinners, God’s unconditional and unending love won’t fail us. Even to the point of giving His...
What is Love?
An Examination on Love
In Canto 26 of Paradiso, blind Dante is confronted by St. John about love. Dante tells St. John that he wants God’s love. John asks Dante to be more specific in why he wants God’s love. Dante’s desire is significant because everyone desires to love and be loved...
The Theme of Love in Books VIII – XV of Augustine’s De Trinitate
The structure of Augustine’s De Trinitate conforms to the rule that “authority takes precedence over reason.” Having expounded upon the scriptural revelation of God, in the latter half of his grand exposition on the Trinity the Church...
1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If any one loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. 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. And the world passes away, and...
Development of Western Civilization
November 21, 2011
All You Need is Love
The French poet Antoine de Saint-Exupery said, “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.” This love he speaks of has the ability to divide countries as we see in Vergil’s Aeneid and it has the power to engulf an...
God as eternal, omniscient, omnipotent and omni-benevolent – and the philosophical problems arising from these concepts;
the views of Boethius in his discussion of eternity and God’s foreknowledge in Book 5 of The Consolations of Philosophy
the question as to whether or not a good God should...
The Greatest Text in the Bible - By Dr. Harry IronsideThe Greatest Text in the
By Dr. Harry Ironside
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"
God is responsible for everything that happens in the universe – discuss
St. Augustine was walking on the seashore thinking about God’s nature when he noticed a boy doing something strange. After filling his bucket with water, the boy then poured it into a hole in the sand. He did this several times...
Nirguna Bhakti, God or the Supreme power was a formless energy or force that had to be deeply felt and realized. These poets spoke of everyday activities as a service to God. They believed in love, surrender and in a universal religion.
The Saguna Bhakti tradition believed in a God who had a human...
Definition of True Love
Liberal Studies 323/ALH3 Art, Literature & Humanism
Samantha Ritchie 07/15/12
La Vita Nuova; Dante’s Definition of True Love
La Vita Nuova is a collection of poems by Dante about an unconventional love story. Dante expresses his Love for a woman named Beatrice...
it was approaching me with increasing speed. I would not be disturbed; my pencil flew across the page back and forth capturing my innermost belief, Love.
This tree started out as small as a plant in the making. It began with a kid who was all consumed with just having fun. There was no greater purpose...
death. In this paper I will explore the nature of love. More specifically, I will explore the concept of love as it relates to the writings of St. Maximos the Confessor and Sufism. The heart of spiritual life is love and spiritual life is about how we love. The spiritual teachings of both Sufism and St...
For God So Loved The World.
If you have been around the church for a while, this is a familiar text…. In fact it is the most well known text in whole entire world out of the Bible.
* I want to give you and adaptation of that verse tonight, and it goes something like this:
* For God so loved...
to have no value according to dominant culture are celebrated in the reign of God.
* Jesus’ commandment of love
Jesus’ commandment of love can be condensed into the primary covenantal beliefs of love of God and love of neighbour. It essentially tells us to treat others the way we wish to be treated...