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?
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.
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.
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.
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