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Mary Magdalene Personifies the Ideal Believer

- Who would think that Mary Magdalene typifies the ideal believer?

- Have you read, that from her acts and the privilege accorded to her by our Lord, Magdalene occupies the premier position among the apostles and disciples?

 

Feb 26, 2000

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Posted Oct 26, 2005 at 4:16:03 PM
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Brethren,     What is love according to Lord Jesus?        
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Steve
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Posted: Oct 27, 2005 1:17:42 AM
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Love is the Truth. Jesus Christ is the truth. I believe when we discuss the truth with others, we are loving as Christ loves. Even if it is rejected it is still love.
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Posted: Oct 27, 2005 4:45:47 AM
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[color=darkblue]Before God revealed the truth, I could not have comprehended this very deep meaning of love. Yes, I read many verses both in the Old and New Testament books where it is written God/Jesus Christ is TRUTH and LOVE. Before, love for me is just what comes from my heart now realizing this is only emotional which is fleeting.[/color]
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fil3232003
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Posted: Oct 27, 2005 9:55:51 AM
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Love takes several forms and has diverse meanings to different people. We know how the Natural Man, as we were before, know the shallow meaning of love which is only emotional and sometimes only from instinct. Love to the Spiritual Man as demonstrated by our Lord Jesus (hatred in the eyes of the Natural Man) may take the form of sharp rebuke as in Matthew 23. Imagine calling the Scribes and Pharisees in the following verses: Mat 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Mat 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Mat 23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Mat 23:33 [b]Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers[/b], how can ye escape the damnation of hell? With His denunciation some Pharisees, like Saul of Tarsus, and Scribes, like the one in Mark 12:28, received these as LOVE from our Lord that they became His followers. Truly, [size=18]Prov 27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.[/size]
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adlemsot
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Posted: Oct 27, 2005 1:18:57 PM
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Love is doing sacrifices, be it in the material and or spiritual life, for the benifits of our fellowmen and that was exactly what the Lord did on the cross at the calvary, hence, Jesus Christ is Love in the same way that God is Love. But remember one thing, God does not tolerate wickedness in the hearts of men.   Does this saying " do unto others what you want others do unto you " fall under the category of Love? [b][i]Steve <bibletalk@purechristianity.org>[/i][/b] wrote: [quote]Love is the Truth. Jesus Christ is the truth. I believe when we discuss the truth with others, we are loving as Christ loves. Even if it is rejected it is still love.[/quote]
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fil3232003
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Posted: Oct 27, 2005 2:59:55 PM
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God is a Spirit and He is being represented by His WORDS. Just as God is invisible, so are His words incomprehensible until He deciphers them. This is written in: Mar 4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, [size=18]he expounded all things to his disciples[/size]. Some questions: • Did Jesus speak except in parables? • Were Peter, Paul, John and other apostles authorized to expound on His words? • Can modern apostles, or anybody, claim this authority to expound on His words? No wonder “many” people cannot even understand and therefore cannot accept: 1 Cor 2:14 But the [size=18]natural man [/size]receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: [u]for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them[/u], because [size=18]they are spiritually discerned[/size]. Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; [size=18]the flesh profiteth nothing[/size]: the [u][b]words [/b][/u]that I speak unto you, [u][b]they are spirit,[/b][/u] and they are life. What is LOVE to the Natural Man? To our Lord and the Spiritual Man? 1 Cor 2:15 But he that is [b]spiritual [/b]judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. [size=12][/size][b][u][/u][/b]
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Posted: Oct 29, 2005 5:58:34 PM
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I thought before, everybody can feel the love of God whoever is he. Especially when we can have material things and when we are in good health  Now thru God revelation it is only those who humble themselves can really feel it. When we humble ourselves, we give Jesus the way to introduce hiself to us. The true miracle from God is only the love coming from him.  [b][i]Art Barga <bibletalk@purechristianity.org>[/i][/b] wrote: [quote]Brethren,   What is love according to Lord Jesus? [/quote]
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Posted: Oct 30, 2005 4:01:45 PM
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Man standard for love is only temporary meaning while we are living in this earth but God standard for love is everlasting. [b][i]fil3232003 <bibletalk@purechristianity.org>[/i][/b] wrote: [quote]Love takes several forms and has diverse meanings to different people. We know how the Natural Man, as we were before, know the shallow meaning of love which is only emotional and sometimes only from instinct. Love to the Spiritual Man as demonstrated by our Lord Jesus (hatred in the eyes of the Natural Man) may take the form of sharp rebuke as in Matthew 23. Imagine calling the Scribes and Pharisees in the following verses: Mat 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Mat 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Mat 23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Mat 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? With His denunciation some Pharisees, like Saul of Tarsus, and Scribes, like the one in Mark 12:28, received these as LOVE from our Lord that they became His followers. Truly, Prov 27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love. [/quote]
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Posted: Nov 02, 2005 1:38:29 PM
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[b]What is Love according to our Lord Jesus Christ?[/b] [b][/b]  John 14:23 [b][u]"Jesus answered[/u][/b] and said unto him[b], [/b][b][u]If[/u][/b][b][u] a man love me, he will keep my words[/u]: [/b]and[b] [/b][b][u]my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."[/u][/b] 1 John 2:5[b] [u]"But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected:[/u] hereby know we that we are in him."[/b] John 15:10 [b]"If [u]ye keep my commandments[/u], [u]ye shall abide in my love[/u]; even as [u]I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love[/u]."[/b] [b]And what is a greater love as it is written?[/b] John 15:13 “[b][u]Greater love[/u][/b] hath no man than this, [b][u]that[/u][/b][b][u] a man lay down his life for his friends."[/u][/b] [b][u]1John 3:16 "Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: [/u][/b] [b][u]and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren."[/u][/b]   [b][u]Romans 6:6 "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin [/u][/b] [b][u]might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin."[/u][/b] [b][u][/u][/b]  [b][u]Galatians 2:20" [/u] I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth[/b] [b] in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who [/b] [b]loved[/b] [b]me, and gave himself for me."[/b] [b][/b]  [b]Lord Jesus has given His life by being crucified on the cross to give the eternal life to those who will [/b] [b]humble themselves. Such passion fulfilled the promised inheritance which is Him in the form of the [/b] [b]Holy Spirit, to be our comforter and teacher. In return, the chosen are expected to give their lives[/b] [b]not their physical life, but the life of the natural man in them so their spiritual man with in(spirit of Jesus-Holy Spirit)[/b] [b] may live and be heard by brethren as in the speaker system.  [/b] [b][/b]  [b]Yes, Lord Jesus  laid down His life for His friends.  And who might be these friends according [/b] [b]to the word of God? [/b] John 15:14 “[b][u]Ye are my friends[/u][/b], [b][u]if ye do whatsoever I command you."[/u][/b] John 15:16 [b]“[/b][b]Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: [/b][b]but [u]I have called you friends[/u]; for [u]all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you."[/u][/b] [b]And the reconfirmation of what is "Love"[/b] 2 John 1:6[b] "[/b]And[b] [u]this is love[/u], [/b]that[b] [u]we walk after his commandments.[/u][/b] This is [b][u]the commandment,"[/u][/b] [b]That[/b], as [b]ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it."[/b] [b]In conclusion what is love?As it is written[/b] Romans 13:10 "[b]Love worketh no ill to his neighbour[/b]: [b][u]"therefore love is the fulfilling of the law"[/u][/b]. Romans 13:8 "[b]Owe no man any thing,[/b] [b][u]but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law[/u][/b]." Romans 13:9 "For this, [url=mk:@MSITStore:C:Documents%20and%20Settingsart.bargaMy%20DocumentsART%20-Documentskjvkjv.chm::/B02C020.htm#V14][b]Thou shalt not commit adultery,[/b][/url][b] [/b][url=mk:@MSITStore:C:Documents%20and%20Settingsart.bargaMy%20DocumentsART%20-Documentskjvkjv.chm::/B02C020.htm#V13][b]Thou shalt not kill,[/b][/url][b] [/b][url=mk:@MSITStore:C:Documents%20and%20Settingsart.bargaMy%20DocumentsART%20-Documentskjvkjv.chm::/B02C020.htm#V15][b]Thou shalt not steal,[/b][/url][b] [/b][url=mk:@MSITStore:C:Documents%20and%20Settingsart.bargaMy%20DocumentsART%20-Documentskjvkjv.chm::/B02C020.htm#V16][b]Thou shalt not bear false witness,[/b][/url][b] [/b][url=mk:@MSITStore:C:Documents%20and%20Settingsart.bargaMy%20DocumentsART%20-Documentskjvkjv.chm::/B02C020.htm#V17][b]Thou shalt not covet[/b];[/url] and if [b][u]there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, [/u][/b][url=mk:@MSITStore:C:Documents%20and%20Settingsart.bargaMy%20DocumentsART%20-Documentskjvkjv.chm::/B03C019.htm#V18][b]Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.[/b][/url][b][u] " [/u][/b] Galatians 5:13 [b]"For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, [u]but by love serve one another[/u]."[/b] Galatians 5:14 "[b][u]For all the law is fulfilled in one word[/u][/b], even in this; [url=mk:@MSITStore:C:Documents%20and%20Settingsart.bargaMy%20DocumentsART%20-Documentskjvkjv.chm::/B03C019.htm#V18][b]Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.[/b][/url][b] [/b]" 1 John 5:2[b] [/b]"By this we know that [u][b]we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments."[/b][/u] [b]The ''love" mentioned above is only second among the two greatest  commandments as it is written in[/b] Mark 12:31 [b]"[/b]And [b][u]the second[/u][/b] is like, namely this,[b] [/b][url=mk:@MSITStore:C:Documents%20and%20Settingsart.bargaMy%20DocumentsART%20-Documentskjvkjv.chm::/B03C019.htm#V18][b]Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself[/b].[/url] There is none other commandment greater than these". [b]and hereunder is the first, therefore this is the greatest because "there is none other commandment greater than these two"as it is written[/b] Mark 12[b]:[/b] 29[b] "[/b]And Jesus answered him, The [b][u]first of all the commandments is[/u][/b], [url=mk:@MSITStore:C:Documents%20and%20Settingsart.bargaMy%20DocumentsART%20-Documentskjvkjv.chm::/B05C006.htm#V4][b]Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:[/b][/url][b] [/b]" 30[b] "[/b] [url=mk:@MSITStore:C:Documents%20and%20Settingsart.bargaMy%20DocumentsART%20-Documentskjvkjv.chm::/B05C006.htm#V5][b]And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength[/b]:[/url] [u][b]this is the first commandment[/b][/u]. [b]Therefore, before anyone could love his/her neighbour and God, there must be a need for him/her to recognize the one true God.[/b] [b]Question: Is this the "love" we have in mind in relation with following the will of the Lord?[/b] [b]But definitely, this is not the definition of love by a natural man for his/her tenets always emanates from intellect and senses.[/b] [b](Suggestion: Please read articles "Love thy Enemies,  The love of Good Samaritan and Who is my neighbour" at PC's Website)[/b] [b][/b]  [b][/b]  [b][/b]  [b][/b] 
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