PureChristianity.Org

Random Article

Apostolic Succession Doctrine

- What is God’s way of continuing the work of the original apostles?

- Who is the sucessor or replacement for Judas Iscariot? Matthias or Paul?

 

Jul 26, 1996

HTML Online Editor Sample

Audio-visual/question-answer/articles are available at YouTube. 

Click the logo to go to the YouTube channel:


 

You are not subscribed

God's Love

Author Message
Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 6
Other Topics
Posted Nov 12, 2006 at 6:27:05 PM
Subject: God's Love
Brethrens, I would like to ask you all a question, for those who know; what is the profound meaning of God's love? How would you compare the difference between physical love and spiritual love? How would the spiritual love feel?
Back to top Profile Email
scott_baldwin29
Joined Oct 26, 2005
Posts: 72

Other Topics
Posted: Nov 14, 2006 10:21:37 AM
[quote:5be04d175d="Rachelle"]Brethrens, I would like to ask you all a question, for those who know; what is the profound meaning of God's love? How would you compare the difference between physical love and spiritual love? How would the spiritual love feel?[/quote] I think physical love is based only on instinct and feeling. Therefore it is fleeting. Spiritual love as the term implies is lasting. God illustrated it when He created man for people to share with His glory in eternity. For us to have spiritual love is to follow what God feels. If we are saved having God's love, therefore we want to share this to other people who are really sincere taking it. I think that differentiate neighbor from fellowmen as I read somewhere in an article in this website.
Back to top Profile Email
art.barga
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 290

Other Topics
Posted: Nov 14, 2006 1:12:59 PM
Subject: God's Love
For God's love, please go to: [url=http://www.purechristianity.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=619]http://www.purechristianity.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=619[/url] [quote] ----- Original Message ----- [b]From:[/b] scott_baldwin29 ([email]bibletalk@purechristianity.org[/email]) [b]To:[/b] bibletalk@purechristianity.org ([email]bibletalk@purechristianity.org[/email]) [b]Sent:[/b] Tuesday, November 14, 2006 5:56 AM [b]Subject:[/b] RE: God's Love [b]Rachelle wrote:[/b] Brethrens, I would like to ask you all a question, for those who know; what is the profound meaning of God's love? How would you compare the difference between physical love and spiritual love? How would the spiritual love feel? I think physical love is based only on instinct and feeling. Therefore it is fleeting. Spiritual love as the term implies is lasting. God illustrated it when He created man for people to share with His glory in eternity. For us to have spiritual love is to follow what God feels. If we are saved having God's love, therefore we want to share this to other people who are really sincere taking it. I think that differentiate neighbor from fellowmen as I read somewhere in an article in this website. [/quote]
Back to top Profile Email

Joined Nov 18, 2017
Posts: 6

Other Topics
Posted: Nov 27, 2006 5:37:49 PM
Let's first define the types of love. I am going to be succinct as possible with defining the types of love. 1. Agape - perfect love: 2. Eros - sexual love: 3. Familia - family love: 4. philio - brotherly love. Now lets look at defining physical love and spiritual love. If we take love types 2, 3, 4 and apply them to the nature of man (physical), and use love type 1 to define God's love (spiritual) then we seemingly have a way of comparison. The crux of love is to give, but trying to compare God's perfect spiritual love to mans imperfect physical love, is like comparing apples and oranges. They're both fruit, but just not the same. Here is the why. We are capable of love types 2, 3, 4, but not love type 1. Man's sin nature does not allow for perfect love. Physical or man's love comes with some form of compinsation. In our most charitible moments, we still get something back. Even if it is just the good feeling we get when doing something for someone else. Though they might be a stanger. Obviously God is perfect, thus his love is perfect. Now God gave His only begotten son. Begotten means unique, one of a kind. God gave something, in this case someone, for a ransom. He did it simply because he loves us. He gets nothing in return. I have heard folks say He did it so we can be with him in Heaven, but that is inaccurate. We are saved for the sake of Christ. Look it up, its in there. Simply said, God gave with out any sort of compinsation. As to the profound meaning of God's love. God himself is profound, beyond explanation. Thus is his love, but it can be experienced. If only a little bit. God is a Spirit, thus he loves us through his spirit, and must be worshiped in spirit and in truth. God gives us this spiritual love thru the Holy Ghost, it is an experience each to his own. My experience compared to your's is not the same. Seek out God's love for yourself. I think you'll find that SPIRITUAL love is more that you can express. I hope this helps, and may God bless you.

for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God

Back to top Profile Email
fil3232003
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 494

Other Topics
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 3:40:35 AM
Subject: God's Love
This is not the first time I heard this definition/classification of love. I heard it from a Roman Catholic priest, and from an Evangelical Pastor. In the beginning I was quite surprised how these two people have exactly the same definition and classification of love and yet they cannot agree on the doctrine of salvation and spiritual perfection. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> Now, I am no longer surprised because quite clearly this categorization of love is the fruit of human wisdom, dictated by the intellect and feeling. No wonder it came from the same “source.” This is what I read in the Sacred Scriptures regarding the LOVE of God. It is written there is only One True God. [Of course there is “another” (2 Cor. 4:4), the counterfeit, Lucifer who, because of pride, turned himself into Satan.] This One True God is a Spirit (Joh 4:24), and He is the Father (1 Cor. 8:6a). GOD’S LOVE, as I presume you wanted to point out, is His desire to share His glory and grandeur in the creation of man. However through deceit, the Old Serpent also called Satan succeeded in tempting man to stall this wondrous plan of God. But God, because of LOVE for man, had to push through with His plan by making a TESTAMENT of salvation (many verses in the OT). As revealed to Paul, this TESTAMENT can only be fulfilled with the death of the testator: Heb 9:16 For where a testament [i]is[/i], there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. This is where we find GOD “manifesting Himself in the flesh” now called “Emmanuel that means ‘God with us’ in the person of JESUS CHRIST. 1 Tim 3:16 (KJV and Bishops Bible) And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels… “God is love” is seen in JESUS CHRIST by His chosen few, and not by many who did not even recognized Him. No wonder the religious leaders had to pay Judas Iscariot 30 pcs. of silver just to identify Him! This truth had not passed away in our time for JESUS can only be identified by the “revelation of the Father” as demonstrated to Simon Peter in: Mat 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Mat 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Mat 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed [i]it[/i] unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. The Roman Catholic priest and the Evangelical Pastor I talked to declare the same thing about Jesus as, “the Christ and the Son of the living God” but, as I have mentioned, follow different path of salvation and spiritual perfection. While they talk of the kind of love you cited, I am wondering whether they discerned the KIND OF LOVE GOD HAS WITH HIS WONDROUS PLAN. Simon Peter, in reference to God’s plan, clearly recognized JESUS as the CHRIST that means Messiah, Savior, or Redeemer who was ready to fulfill His testament with His death. Let us remember the TESTATOR was Father God, and this perfectly matches His declaration in: Isa 43:11 I, [i]even[/i] I, [i]am[/i] the LORD; and beside me [i]there is[/i] no saviour. Simon Peter must have confirmed his identification of JESUS as the Father, as He laid on the cross saying, “It is finished,” clearly indicating the fulfillment of His testament. In like manner, Simon Peter must have confirmed his declaration on JESUS as “the SON of the living God, when He said: Luk 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Mat 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Clearly, Simon Peter recognized the TWO ROLES of Jesus to demonstrate GOD’S PERFECT LOVE: First role – Jesus as the Father, called the Messiah, Savior, or Redeemer who died on the cross fulfilling His testament of salvation to the “babes” (Luke 10:21) or “poor in spirit” (Mat 5:3). Second role – Jesus as the SON of God, called the Anointed One, showing the way, as model (Rom 8:29) to the “babes” or “poor in spirit” This is the KIND OF LOVE OF GOD that I know through the Scriptures. We may continue reading the Holy Bible and God will reveal the KIND OF LOVE EXPECTED from His chosen few. My reference: BORN AGAIN, THE KEY TO SALVATION http://www.purechristianity.org/index.php?module=articles&func=display&ptid=1&aid=64 [b][i]hammerhead1791 <bibletalk@purechristianity.org>[/i][/b] wrote: [quote] Let's first define the types of love. I am going to be succinct as possible with defining the types of love. 1. Agape - perfect love: 2. Eros - sexual love: 3. Familia - family love: 4. philio - brotherly love. Now lets look at defining physical love and spiritual love. If we take love types 2, 3, 4 and apply them to the nature of man (physical), and use love type 1 to define God's love (spiritual) then we seemingly have a way of comparison. The crux of love is to give, but trying to compare God's perfect spiritual love to mans imperfect physical love, is like comparing apples and oranges. They're both fruit, but just not the same. Here is the why. We are capable of love types 2, 3, 4, but not love type 1. Man's sin nature does not allow for perfect love. Physical or man's love comes with some form of compinsation. In our most charitible moments, we still get something back. Even if it is just the good feeling we get when doing something for someone else. Though they might be a stanger. Obviously God is perfect, thus his love is perfect. Now God gave His only begotten son. Begotten means unique, one of a kind. God gave something, in this case someone, for a ransom. He did it simply because he loves us. He gets nothing in return. I have heard folks say He did it so we can be with him in Heaven, but that is inaccurate. We are saved for the sake of Christ. Look it up, its in there. Simply said, God gave with out any sort of compinsation. As to the profound meaning of God's love. God himself is profound, beyond explanation. Thus is his love, but it can be experienced. If only a little bit. God is a Spirit, thus he loves us through his spirit, and must be worshiped in spirit and in truth. God gives us this spiritual love thru the Holy Ghost, it is an experience each to his own. My experience compared to your's is not the same. Seek out God's love for yourself. I think you'll find that SPIRITUAL love is more that you can express. I hope this helps, and may God bless you. [/quote]
Back to top Profile Email