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1 Peter 1:22 *NKJV*
22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit[a] in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,
1 Peter 4:8 *NKJV*
8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”

How does our loving attitude and action create a good impression on nonfollowers of Jesus?
Can you give an example?
Do you agree that followers of Jesus should be the most loving people in the world?
Why?

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rhanford

Asked by rhanford at 6:01 PM on Aug. 4, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Love does not condone bad or sinful behaviors. Love does not embrace evil. Love does not dishonor the people you claim to love as sisters. Love does not show preference for wrongdoing or wrongdoers in regards to the love you are to have for those of God's Children - of which you claim to be. Love does not chastise the Holy Spirit. Love OBEYS GOD IN ALL THINGS CONCERNING HIS SPIRIT AND WILL; whether you agree with the outward workings of that work or not. Love does not get hung up on "appropriate words" or emotions, knowing that the flesh is but a poor conduit of God's power. Love is standing with those those in the Faith claim to embrace. Love is not malicious false. Love does not sit in the lee of the enemies of the soul. Love is pure.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:31 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • Love does not applaud when a sister is being tongue-lashed by heathens. Love does not walk alongside mockers. Love does not encourage sinful behavior to enjoy popularity by rushing to place stones in the hands of the oppressors of the Faith. Love does not dishonor oneself to be a patsy for the wrong team. Love does not forget who they belong to and what they stand for. Love does not openly encourage these actions. Love recognizes God's authority as supreme and does not question it or Him in how He chooses to display His love.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:35 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • If you really want to understand the love of God, you must first come to God and recognize Him. Having read some of your posts earlier today on several questions forums, I do not think you know Him; therefore you cannot understand His love. By asking your questions, you are showing yourself to be a mocker of love. Looking up Scriptures and asking questions designed to rile is not being true to yourself, other members, or the Word. You are instead showing yourself to be a hypocrite. MPO.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • you are showing the love we have for oneanother which was a commandment
    lawla

    Answer by lawla at 6:51 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • How does our loving attitude and action create a good impression on nonfollowers of Jesus?
    Can you give an example?

    Someone is always watching you . It could be on here or at work or where every you go and they see that you are happy and have a joy on you can they can see something differnt in you and they want to know what you have that they dont have :) and then you can tell them I have Jesus Christ he gives me a joy that i cant even explain :)

    Do you agree that followers of Jesus should be the most loving people in the world?
    Why? Yes we should because we have to be like Jesus he had so much love that he died for us and we have to show Jesus love .we have to show people that Jesus loves them and that he died for all of us..
    hinson7169

    Answer by hinson7169 at 8:46 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • King James
    "Seeing that you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently: "

    Commentary by Chuck Smith
    "The greatest demonstration the church can give to the world is the love within the body for each other. Loving one another with unfeigned, that is, not that fake love that is so often a part of the whole world scene. "Oh darling, I love that dress you're wearing tonight." Just phony. People say, "Oh, I don't go to church because so many hypocrites in the church." Then you should not go to movies. There's more hypocrisy in that crowd than there is in any church crowd. Unfeigned love. Not faking it. "Love each other with a pure heart fervently."


    lynnsl

    Answer by lynnsl at 10:04 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • 1 Peter 4:8And above all things have fervent love among yourselves for love covers a multitude of sin.

    "Among the body of Christ there should be a fervent love.How true that is. How many things we can just overlook if we love hard enough. How many things we don't see because we love, and how many things we can see when we hate. I mean, we watch like eagles. And every little thing we're ready to pounce on. But love fervently in the body of Christ."
    Commentary by Chuck Smith

    lynnsl

    Answer by lynnsl at 10:05 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • just by showing in every day life how we act and how we are concerned, it gets the attention of others.
    lawla

    Answer by lawla at 10:25 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • It says love "believers", NOT others. Even the verse "Love thy neighbor as thyself", pertains only to believing neighbors. This says it is okay to hate everyone else...everyone who isn't like YOU. I am so proud to be one of the most hated women on cafemom, and proud to share that title with my sisters...those who are like me. And even those who aren't.
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 2:28 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

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