The Commandment to Love

There are three types of love, and I know that I have expounded on them at some time or other in a Blog but indulge me; they are Eros, Filial and Agape. Eros is the sensual type of love that exists between husband and wife, Filial is the love we feel for our family or close friends, and Agape is Divine Love or the love of God, which is the love we must have for our fellow-man, the kind of love that makes us more like God. I feel that having all three types of love in your life are important and can make you complete, but the most important of all these is Agape love, the divine love with which we love each other. The scripture tells us that God IS love.

1 John 4:7-10 “My beloved friends let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they’ve done to our relationship with God.

God sent Jesus to take away any and all sins in our life. The Bible tells me that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no man can enter into heaven except through Jesus. John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me .” Did you read that? There is no other way but Jesus, he is not away, He is THE way.

When I love I really love with my whole heart. I give without expectation of a return. It hurts when you give of yourself to a person and you feel ignored by them or they turn their back on you. God gave us the best He had, His only Son, and yet so many are turning their back on Him. They are denying the Jesus of the cross and making Buddha, Mohammed, Father Moon and others as important to their life as Jesus should be. The world, as we know it is becoming anti Christian and it is Christians themselves that are making this movement grow!

Whose fault is it?

I believe it is the fault of the people who should have been examples of what is good and true, a follower of Jesus not only in word but also in deed. I am sorry that these things have happened and I would hate to think that I had ever disappointed a person so badly that they turned away from the true and living God because of me. However we, as adults, have to take responsibility for our own salvation.

Look deep inside of yourself and find the faith of your father or mother, if not in the flesh, a parent in the Spirit. First make the decision for yourself before your right to choice is taken away under the threat of being jailed or be-headed, forced to accept a religion that leaves Jesus completely out of it.

Pray for those who have been hurt and who have been turned away from the love of Jesus Christ and God for whatever reason and decide to be a better example of that kind of love that is willing to cover the mistakes of others. God is love and we were made in His image!

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