Sunday, October 2, 2016


What is Christian love?

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.(NASB)

What Christian love is not!

Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? 2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?(NASB)

Christian love is not telling Christians that they may live an unrepentant sinful lifestyle and receive a free pass into heaven.

Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NASB)

Christian love is not telling men that Acts 2:38 has been mistranslated; therefore, baptism for the forgiveness of sins actually means that men are baptized because their sins have already been forgiven. 

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. (NASB)

Christian love is not telling the world that Jesus is simply one of many ways to the Father.

John 3:17-18 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that world might be saved through Him. 18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judge already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (NASB)

Christian love is not demonstrated by telling the world that Jesus will not judge them. Unbelievers have already been judged. The only way to escape judgement is through believing in Jesus as the Son of God.

Christian love is not telling the world nor Christians that their beliefs and actions have no relevance to their salvation.   


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