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57. Christian Love



Christian love is not a gooey feeling.


Love can only be from God. No-one can truly love outside of God:

1 John 4:7 - "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God."

1 John 4:12 - "No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us."

Galatians 5:22,23 - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."


Love abounds in knowledge and judgment:

Philippians 1:9: - "And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment."


Love is keeping the commandments:

John 14:15 - "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

John 14:23 - "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."

Romans 13:10 - "Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."