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So, there are passages that are particularly relevant here: Matthew 22:29 - 32 29 Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. 31 But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what ...


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It is problematic whenever we attempt to separate the inseparable Trinity, so let us acknowledge that to begin with. The Bible never seems to suggest that the Holy Triune God has the capacity to love in varying measures. Indeed, God only knows one way to love. His love is complete and total--not partial. His love, like He Himself, does not increase or ...


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You made the classic mistake people make when they question Jesus' love: they make him a one-dimensional person. So when someone says that God is love, then asks, "then why would God ...," they are assuming that God should respond only in love -- to everything. In the case of sentencing people to hell, Jesus would be acting in the role of judge. Human ...


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I and my Father are one. John 10:30 Jesus and the Father had the plan of redemption from the beginning of this world. Their plans are the same because they are the same in thought. They love us immensely and equally. Their very essence is love. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love 1 John 4:8 If you read through 1 ...


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Love certainly does not mean ignoring sins or not noticing them at all. It is unloving for us to notice a fellow Christian living in sin and not help them. And when they sin against us, we are not to act like nothing happened in all cases, but we are to confront them Biblically when appropriate. R.C. Sproul Jr. wrote an excellent article on the subject ...


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ericgorr's answer is really good, but let me write a slightly simpler one. Yes, absolutely God does love everyone. He totally wants the best for them and wants them to be the perfect person they were intended to be. Now the trouble is that for Hitler, being the best he was intended to be absolutely involves not killing millions of people and starting a ...


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I'd say that we forgive each other in order to more closely imitate Jesus. It doesn't have to do with letting them off the hook, nor do I believe it necessarily means we expect God to judge them later. From Matthew 18:21-22, Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven ...


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Since Paul didn't expand on this, the best we can do is to review what noted theologians have said about this. To get some good answers, you really need to look no further than Bible commentaries. Bear in mind that the type of love here is agape love, which is also translated as charity, or selfless love. It's not speaking of romantic love as on "love ...


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First off, we can't interpret "love" in the mushy Valentine's-Day sitcom sense we imagine today. "Love" here is a lot more significant and difficult than that. Love in the Old Testament sense is not divorced from actions. Loving actions don't spring from love; they are an inherent aspect of love. As wax eagle points out in the comments above, sexual ...


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Firstly, I don't think forgiveness means complete absolution from justice (just to clarify some definitions). I think it means absolution from any form of revenge, redemptive violence, punishment for its own sake, etc. We can forgive someone for a violent act, but if they are likely to continue their violence that doesn't mean allowing them to freely do so. ...


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Your question seems very much to me like the original question asked of Jesus in Matthew 22 (also quoted by Affable Geek) about the the validity of earthly marriages in heaven --a question, it's worth noting, that was asked by the Sadducees specifically to mock the notion of resurrection. I would argue that we shouldn't interpret Jesus' answer --that in ...


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I've read several of Lewis's works (Narnia series, Great Divorce, Mere Christianity, pieces of a few others), and I'm not aware of any of his writings that suggest what that author describes. Certainly, Lewis had some very interesting views about what life will be like after we die (or after the return of Christ). In The Last Battle, "heaven" is depicted ...


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-We learn quite a bit about God's mercy from Paul in Romans 9. Here we actually see that God does not feel at all obligated to dole out mercy, but instead simply does so as it suits Him. If you do not read Romans 9 and finish it a little disconcerted, then you probably didn't read it right. Paul anticipates that you will not like what he is trying to ...


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1 Corinthians 13 is one of those chapters that tends to be read at weddings and get taken out of context. Because of its association with weddings, many associate it with romantic love, and David Stratton is right to say clearly that this is not what Paul was thinking about. If you look at chapter 12, you'll see that Paul was addressing the issue of the ...


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Maybe a classic parable will help: Imagine a man broke into your house and murdered your dearest loved one, and then he got caught. Imagine him being in court and he swears he'll never do it again. Imagine that somehow through advanced technology you knew that he was lying. Imagine also that he is demanding he be let free because his act of murder ...


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By studying Christ's teachings on love, we can get a better understanding of the belief of love. He gives us an idea of how strong his love us for us in John 15, as well as guidance on how to love one another. He loves us as the Father loves him. If we obey, we remain in his love. He states we're his friends and that everything he's learned from his ...


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I would only speculate from sctipture a few simple answers. It is apparent that in Christianity it is important that we identify God as our "Father" through Christ, in fact it is God's will that we know him as our Father through Christ so it is apparent that God wanted children. God is love and he loves his servants the angels but what greater vessel for him ...


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God loves all humans, but does his love have limits? No. Could God forgive a person like Hitler, if he was to come to faith? Yes. From the LCMS FAQ on forgiveness & repentance: Q: I don't really understand repentance. Is it being sorry for your sins and confessing them to God or does it mean to stop committing a certain sin? Like if ...


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Love is the opposite of lust but have similar powers thats why lust is deceiving, lust is selfish love is not . Everything else follows suit there powers over you so to say is so similar lust disguises itself in the description and definition amongst love more so with those who lack in experience of love so keep it simple lust is selfish love is selfless ...


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The blood ofJesus was shed to deal with the remission of sins. This means the penalty of sin has been removed. Said another way, God is not going to punish us for our shortcomings. This is what it means to "cover" sins. God is telling us not to punish another for their shortcomings which impede upon our liberties (vegeance is mines saith the Lord). Jesus did ...


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It means exactly what it says. Why make this so difficult? Jesus loved all the way up to the cross and loved those people without their repentance. Paul also said, "why not rather just be wronged?" in 1 Corinthians 6. It's better for us to do the loving and forgiving and leave the judgement and repentance to God or the authorities. God is the only one ...


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God wanted Moses to pray for his people.By doing so,Moses was showing love for them.On verse 7(Genesis 32.7),God himself tells Moses what is going on.God knew it,it was no surprise to him , but for sure it would be a great surprise and disappointment to Moses if God had not prepared him for what was about to come.God knew Moses,He knew Moses would probably ...


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God’s love for us, is a purest form of all love and though it is seems to be conditional, whereby we have to be right with Him, it is at the same time forever unchanging in His nature, even when we are not right with Him in this world. So the door is always open for us to come back and be right with God, when we tread our journey here. To know this ...


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No, we should not love Satan. Satan (as many contributors, above, have already noted) is not like our human enemies who still have a chance to repent and thus avoid the condemnation of holy, just, and righteous God. Satan is already judged, he's been given a sentence, and he's simply biding his time until he is thrown into his jail cell for all eternity: ...


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We should feel the way David felt as expressed at Psalm 139:21, 22. We should hate those who hate God. We would restrain from judging most people, but we should hate those who are confirmed enemies of God, such as Satan and the demons, as well as men who deliberately and knowingly take their stand against God. This does not mean that we try to inflict harm ...



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