When John writes in 1 John 3:14 that we know we have passed from death to life because we love our brethren, he is not talking about how we know we have eternal life, but how we know we are in fellowship with God and one another.
You might have heard someone say that God is a God of love, but He is also a God of justice. It this true? Must God punish people for their sin? Does God punish people for sin? While it is true that God is both merciful and just, both forgiving and just, the question is How? This study of Jonah 4:7 explains more.
What is love? Before you answer too quickly, realize that while Scripture does not support the idea that love is just a feeling, Scripture also may not support the idea that love consists of loving actions (with or without the feeling). So let me know! What is Love?
If you have ever been afraid of God, or have thought that God is out to get you, to punish you for some sin, if you think that the bad things which happen to you in life are because God hates you or is making you pay for something you did, this study of Genesis 3:8-10 is for you.
Some believe that we can either study theology OR love people. But real theology leads us to love. Those who say that it is theology OR love have never really studied theology and so do not know real love.
This discussion of Genesis 2:18 looks at the first thing in God’s creation that is not good. We see the first foundational truth about the human experience, what God did about Adam being alone, and seven truths from Genesis 2:18 about loneliness.
Do you believe there is a difference between nonviolent resistance and pacifism? Here is an email exchange I had with a blog reader about this subject. He also believes that nonviolent resistance never actually works. What do you say?
Not everybody who calls themselves a Christian acts like one. The defining characteristic of Jesus was love, and so those who follow Jesus must also be defined by love. So we should stop calling ourselves Christians, and let others label us as one, but only if they see our love.