The Bible was never meant to be used as a weapon against others, a tool of power, or to justify the evil actions of those who seek power. Sadly, it has been used in all these ways.
The Bible is full of scriptures and an overarching theme of the love of God. A highly contested statement that has been scrutinized and debated over the years. Despite what you may have experienced please take a moment to consider the following.
If anyone says they love God, but they hate their neighbor they are a liar. Any person who can’t love his neighbor that he can see, cannot love God whom he has never seen . God is love.
God’s love was revealed to us in that He sent His only Son into the World so that we might live through Him. God didn’t send His Son to die for us because we loved Him. God sent His Son because He loves us .
Jesus said that there is no greater love than that someone would lay down their life for their friends. What does it mean for you and me that there is no greater love than that someone would lay down their life for their friends? These are the words of Jesus here talking about the sacrifice that He was going to make for His friends.
Who are these “friends”? Jesus said that His friends were those whom he shared with, everything His Father told Him. When we look at the life of Jesus we see that he chose to spend His time and share that information with social outcasts and those that the religious leaders of the day had branded as sinners .
The Bible tells us that God personally formed you and me in our mother’s womb and He knew us before He formed us . Not only did He know us, but He had a plan for our lives. A plan for our well being and for a future full of hope .
Jesus was the fulfillment of everything God felt for us and thought of us. He came to preach the good news of salvation, to proclaim freedom for the hurting and the lost .
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