present its background. And the background was seemingly hazarding of petitio principii. But, using the words of this source of theistic argument, is this really the case?
God as Love
In 25 January 2006, Pope Benedict XVI, spiritual head to more or less than a billion Roman Catholics throughout...
Just Us Little Guys
God Loves Me Series – Lesson 8
Sunday School Center
God Loves Everybody!
Teacher Pep Talk: We talk to children a lot today about tolerance, and about treating others equally or fairly. We talk and talk and talk. But many times we don’t give...
between a man and a woman, a family love, and love between two good friends, and love of your country also known as patriotism, and finally, love of God. We are creatures of love. We have to be loved and love others to survive.
Among all creation, we are the only creatures that were made to reflect...
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:13)
No matter how anointed we are in our preaching, teaching, evangelizing, ministering, etc ... there is no greater evidence of our knowledge of God than how we LOVE one another. Love...
finding true intimacy.
Are you afraid of getting hurt? Why so?
Love is more than emotions, and it is much more than a good feeling. But our society has taken what God has said about love, sex and intimacy and changed it into simply emotions and feelings. God describes love in great detail in the...
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...
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...
with the letter of the Law and missed their calling, are we as the Church today also failing to answer the same call? I believe it’s far too easy to make a case that we are, especially in America. Jesus redefines what it means to love God, instead of showing love to God by observing the Torah, Jesus...
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...
, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides for ever.
The text begins with a command—it's the only command in the text and therefore probably the main point. Verse 15a: "Do not love the world or the things in the world." Everything else in the text is an argument, or...
neither able nor willing
Then why call Him God?
I can give my opinion as a Christian, and can't speak for other religions. But for us, God’s “will” revolves around Who He is. In short, God IS Love. We believe that everything He does, everything He is ,is steeped in His being Love. But what is love...
have it all together.
So why did God love us? God's love is based only on his sovereign choice; God's love is based only on his mercy.
Consider two verses that highlight this point: Deuteronomy 7:7 and Ephesians 1:4:
The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more...
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"
he is Love personified. Love is an elementary theme in Augustine’s De Trinitate, because the Trinity
speaks to us of the miracle of love. We cannot say anything higher or better of the ‘inwardness of God’ than that God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and therefore that He is love in Himself...
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...
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...
regular ministry of the spirit to those who receive Jesus, and to all who are true believers. How do you explain the love of God and the fact that God punishes sin? The love of God who is spirit is no fitful, fluctuating thing, as human love is, it is not longing for things that may never be; it...
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...
know the love of Christ
Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.
• Our human minds cannot comprehend the love of God.
• It passeth knowledge and understanding.
• To be filled with all the fullness of God, you have...
they are superior to God.
7) What is the nature of God’s love and how does it react to sin?
God’s love is essentially rational and unconditional. He loves us in an AGAPE way. God’s love is permanent and He loves us no matter...
. The Prophet Muhammad once said, "God is beautiful, and He loves beauty." It can be also defined like this: "If something is beautiful, it is worthy of love." In the Vision Of Islam, it says that that whenever God is said to love something, the object of his love are human beings but his love aren't...
(brotherly love), eros (romantic/sexual love), and agape (the limitless love often associated with God) and others. In English the passage in John 21 seems a bit confusing because it seems like Jesus just keeps asking Peter the same question “do you love me?” and Peter continues to respond “Lord you know I...
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...
The Greatest Love of All
The first time I ever felt true love was when I was seventeen and I attended a youth service at a church called “El Rey Jesus” or “King Jesus Ministries”. All my life I was raised in the church, my grandmother was a pastor and personally I never believed in God or any...
: "Which commandment is the greatest of all?" Jesus answered from the Old Testament: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
Jesus added a second command, that we must love our neighbor as ourself. Then he explained that...
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...
What do you think about when you 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...
doing some serious reflections on what it means to be a servant of God and to give my life over to be used by Him. As I was doing so, I realized the need to bring love back into the ministry.
Jesus mentioned how important love is and how it sums up all other commandments. Without love we cannot do...
Created In God’s Image
I believe that to be created in God’s image means that, like God, we are social beings with the ability to love. I know from scripture in the Bible that talks about the Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, that God is social. I agree with Hoekema (1986, p. 75...
turn back your love upon Him who made them." (pg. 60) He continues this thought by saying we should love God for he created the world and without God we wouldn't be able to love anything in this world. He also states that God made the world and didn't leave. So is Augustine implying that if...