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What Is Love

What does the word "Love" mean to you?

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Melody:

" "Love your neighbor as yourself"? - because in that we'll be bringing unto them the same blessings that HE has imparted "

Good point

The 'as' in the phrase you quoted brings to mind an equality, at least in how we consider and treat others...

"For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of (yourself) more highly than you ought, but think of yourself with sober judgment, according to the measure of faith God has given you." rm 12:3
---chria9396 on 3/17/19


In ancient Greek, EROS, AGAPE, and PHILIA are used interchangeably.

Family love, the only word with a single meaning, is STORGE.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/12/19


IN scripture there is in the English language one word we use ...LOVE, but if you go to the original Greek and Hebrew, it is 4 different words with 4 entirely different meanings.

Example, David's daughter, Tamar....scripture says her brother was SICK WITH LOVE FOR HER, resulting in her being raped and then discarded like garbage. The word is LUST, but our Bibles say love.

The supernatural love Agape, is not a human love nor can it be expressed from human emotions. It is so pure that when we see GOD IS LOVE, it's not an emotion. Only those Born Again who walk in the Spirit..that is Gods Spirit can experience HIS LOVE flowing through us.
---kathr4453 on 3/9/19


love is a choice.
---tim on 3/9/19


Nicole_Lacey:

You wrote: But if my car's tire explodes (without my knowledge it was bad) and I kill someone it isn't manslaughter and I won't go to prison.

You might, depending on why your tire exploded. Biblical example: your axe head flies off and kills someone: that's manslaughter. As I said, killing someone without intent.

They drink your poison: suicide. You force poison down their throat: murder. You didn't MAKE them break in and drink your poison. Still, in many states, booby-trapping your house to harm burglars is considered assault or murder, even though they did it to themselves.
---StrongAxe on 3/5/19




StrongAxe: Unlawful accidental killing. We call this "manslaughter". The Ten Commandments forbid this, and the penalty is death (1 above), but the accused could flee to a sanctuary city to be spared.//

No it doesn't. As I said the 5th(6) states 'murder'.

Besides, can you cite that Scripture stating they can flee the Country and if not they die?

You might be right, but something isn't Kosher about your statement. (:D, I couldn't resist)

Anyway, God wouldn't contradict Himself by telling the Kings to kill everyone of their enemies (including children).

He told them that because the Heirs would grow up to take revenge against Israel for killing their people. 1 Samuel 15
---Nicole_Lacey on 3/5/19


StrongAxe, accidental killing. isn't "manslaughter".

//3) Unlawful purposeful killing. We call this "murder". As manslaughter above//

No, no, and no.

Murder is an intent to kill someone.

Manslaughter is killing someone by accident due to willful neglect.

Such as drunk driving, speeding, leaving a loaded gun around children, or having an illegal animal that kills someone. Like a lion, certain snakes, bear etc.

But if my car's tire explodes (without my knowledge it was bad) and I kill someone it isn't manslaughter and I won't go to prison.

Or if someone breaks into my home and opens my locked cabinet. Then drinks an unmarked poisonous bottle and dies it isn't my fault.
---Nicole_Lacey on 3/5/19


StrongAxe: "kill" refers to one person killing another, irrespective of method or reason.//

You are wrong.

In the 5th (6th) Commandment the word isn't 'kill' as we have it in our languages it is 'murder' according to the Jews.

//1) Lawful killing. We call this "execution". The Old Testament is full of this, and even commands it, as the death penalty abounds for many offenses.//

We are NOT following Moses' Law rules anymore. Matthew 5:38-48

Murder in Matthew 5:21 doesn't mean we are the Judge. Matt 7:1

Lawful killing is for self or family defense

I will address the rest in the next blog.
---Nicole_Lacey on 3/5/19


love is a choice
---tim on 3/5/19


Noah preached for 125 years so scripture says. That is love. I'm amazed that Strongaxe is defending those who accuse God as though he agrees with them. Did you speak up Strongaxe. Here's the thing, God sent His Son to die at the hands of horrible sinful men for our sin. So it's not like God the Father never experienced pain at the hands of sinners.
We read also,that even before Israel went in to take the promise land, the inhabitants were given over 400 years to repent. S & G were destroyed because of SIN. And judgement will again happen here....to those who REJECTED THE LOVE OF GOD, The Gospel.

If there was no way out...that would not be love, but God has given Everyone a way out.....
---kathr4453 on 3/5/19




Nicole_Lacey:

"Murder" and "kill" are NOT the same thing. "kill" refers to one person killing another, irrespective of method or reason. There are several kinds of killing mentioned in the Bible:

1) Lawful killing. We call this "execution". The Old Testament is full of this, and even commands it, as the death penalty abounds for many offenses.

2) Unlawful accidental killing. We call this "manslaughter". The Ten Commandments forbid this, and the penalty is death (1 above), but the accused could flee to a sanctuary city to be spared.

3) Unlawful purposeful killing. We call this "murder". As manslaughter above, but the accused could not flee to a sanctuary city.
---StrongAxe on 3/4/19


StrongAxe, are you claiming there ISN'T life after death?

Have you forgotten your Catholic teaching of Purgatory?

You love to play with words.

You NEVER use that word with Abortion.

//"Murder" is killing someone who is not deserving of being killed.//

No. 'Murder' and 'Kill' are two different words for the same thing caused by Humans.

The 1st is unjustified taking someone's life.

The 2nd is justified of taking someone's life.

The reason why God doesn't kill or murder is because He gives us life that NEVER ends.

Changing from one 'State' to another 'State' is a not a if but when.

God making the 'when' sooner to us doesn't turn the 'if' to a 'certainty'.
---Nicole_Lacey on 2/14/19


StrongAxe, thanks for your suggestion, I didn't realize I could use another keyboard.

When it is said that God IS love, I think of who God is, what He says, does...how He sent the Son, Jesus, the exact representation of His being, loving, giving himself even unto death...of 1 Cor 13, of Paul writing of a more excellent way and full...of
Ephesians 3:16-19
How God is higher, in ways, thought, being and there is so much more than we may have yet grasped when it comes to comprehending and knowing Him

If one is given the mind of Christ it would necessarily be a mind of love.
---chria9396 on 2/3/19


It's not every often that I make a comment in my blog question, but...

Strongaxe, the grace of God allowed Noah to preach God's word during the building of the ark? The people in Noah's day were given a chance to be on the arc as people today are given a chance to believe in Jesus. People have the choice to die or live.

Nicole, no one is in "hell", yet. Two resurrections must happen. Blessed are those that rise in the first resurrection.
---Steveng on 2/2/19


Nicole_Lacey:

You wrote: Are you saying people do not existing in Heaven or Hell?

Huh?! I never said that. What does this have to do with ANYTHING we have been talking about?

If God kills as you claim we would no longer EXIST.

The Holy Spirit killed Ananias and Sapphira. Are they not in hell? If God sends a flood, and you drown, you have been KILLED, have you not? And God was the one who killed you, yes?

"Murder" is killing someone who is not deserving of being killed. So:
1) If children are innocent, God murdered innocent children in the flood.
2) If children are NOT innocent, abortion is not "murder"
Which of the above two do you believe?
---StrongAxe on 1/30/19


StrongAxe: Excuse me? Is the whole story of the Flood, and Noah's Ark, and virtually every living thing on land being killed, not in your Bible?//

Are you saying people do not existing in Heaven or Hell?

Do you not believe in life after death?

If God kills as you claim we would no longer EXIST.

We kill as humans as best as we can.

BTW, I have been using the wrong word.

We have kill or murder which both have a completely different meaning.

Jewish people say that the 10 Commandments has the word 'murder' not 'kill' has we have it in the 5th (6th for Protestants) Commandment.

Abortion is murder.

Causing death by self defense is 'killing'

Again you need to read the book of Job.
---Nicole_Lacey on 1/29/19


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Nicole_Lacey:

You wrote: No, God DOESN'T kill. Only WE kill.

Excuse me? Is the whole story of the Flood, and Noah's Ark, and virtually every living thing on land being killed, not in your Bible?
---StrongAxe on 1/29/19


StrongAxe: Wouldn't this mean that God killed millions of people, including innocent children?//

No, God DOESN'T kill.

Only WE kill.

We do not understand God's ways or reasons. Because we are NOT God. Nor did we create each other.

That's like a kid claiming you are hurting him when you have to clean out his wound or give him vaccines shots..

You really need to read the book of Job again.

//dichotomy falls apart//

My word of the week. Thanks.

Anywho, as Leftists's dichotomy falls apart when they cry over guns deaths, but kill babies in abortions?
---Nicole_Lacey on 1/29/19


john9346:

You wrote: Who said that the children are innocent???

That's a good question. Try asking it to pro-life anti-abortionists who scream about "baby murder". Those same people are often pro death-penalty (which is actual anti-life). The only difference between these two seemingly opposite positions is that murderers are guilty and thus "deserve" death, while children are innocent, so killing them is an outrage.

If you take away the idea that children are innocent, that whole dichotomy falls apart.
---StrongAxe on 1/28/19


strongaxe said, "
Wouldn't this mean that God killed millions of people, including innocent children?"

Who said that the children are innocent???
---john9346 on 1/27/19


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Nicole_Lacey:

1. According to the Bible, who caused the Flood? (God)
2. Who died in the Flood? (Every man, woman, child, and animal, except 8 from Noah's family, and 2 or 7 from every animal species).

Wouldn't this mean that God killed millions of people, including innocent children?
---StrongAxe on 1/27/19


StrongAxe: I read a message from someone who said that anyone who worships a God who killed millions of children [in the Flood] has no business lecturing anyone about abortion.//

???

That isn't true about God, but if it were true that isn't any excuse to KILL someone else.

God kills so I can as well?

That's like saying a person having 1,000 of Slaves CAN'T judge me for having 2 Slaves.

What about the Slave?

So ANYONE can Kill a baby TODAY because millions DIED 6 thousands years ago?

You can rape today because women being raped for centuries?

RIDICULOUS!

Later I will write what the Facebook writer DIDN'T say.
---Nicole_Lacey on 1/26/19


chria9396:

Unless you have a very old laptop from the 1990s or earlier, it probably comes with a few USB ports. Most keyboards and mice you can find these days use USB connections, rather than the old round PS/2 mini-DIN connectors. I personally use a wired USB keyboard, and wireless USB mouse with my laptop, although I also have a wireless keyboard/mouse pair that shares a single dongle that will only use a single USB port. I find them much more convenient than using the built-in keyboard and mouse pad.

If your laptop doesn't have enough USB ports, you can also get a USB port splitter that allows four separate devices to share a single USB port.
---StrongAxe on 1/26/19


Thank you StrongAxe for your suggestion. The only problem with that idea is that I have a laptop with a built in keyboard.

I have been thinking about your comment on 1/23 and would like to respond, but first I would like to say that I agree with comments stating love is an action...and I would also like to say that I have appreciated many of your posts, in particular pointing out the importance of what scripture actually states. It's easy to make assumptions, sometimes based on what we have been taught previously, which may or may not be correct. Being open to correction is critical, IMO.
---chria9396 on 1/25/19


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Nicole_Lacey:

You wrote: You only have to watch how God behaves toward us.

Just today, on Facebook, I read a message from someone who said that anyone who worships a God who killed millions of children [in the Flood] has no business lecturing anyone about abortion.

This is someone who read a story in the Bible to learn about God's love, and wasn't particularly impressed by what he read.

The Flood was not God allowing men to kill themselves. That was God himself almost all killing men, women, children, and animals.
---StrongAxe on 1/26/19


StrongAxe: The statement "God is Love" tells us what characteristics God has, assuming that we know what Love means, but it doesn't tell us what Love actually means.//

You only have to watch how God behaves toward us.

Becoming Man and allowing His creation to kill Him in the most gruesome manner displays what is Love.

My Priest said: "Even the Angels are able to understand God through His treatment of man."

God told Abraham to sacrifice his son to prove his love to Him. God stops him because He got His answer.

God tells Israel to only sacrifice their best stock.

But at the end both didn't sacrifice to God as He requested.

So God shows us what TRUE LOVE is which is Himself.
---Nicole_Lacey on 1/25/19


chria9396:

You wrote: for some time my keyboard only allows me to type some letters. I've had to copy paste each letter to post...time consuming. But found a virtual keyboard and just bought a mouse and can write something in a reasonable time.

I'm sorry to hear that you are having computer problems. It might be easier to just get a new keyboard. You can usually get new ones for around $10-20, or used ones for around $5-10 at places like Goodwill.
---StrongAxe on 1/25/19


josef on 1/20/19

You are welcome josef.

Yes, I have been reading as able even though I have posted little of late. The blog I last posted to disappeared, and for some time my keyboard only allows me to type some letters. I've had to copy paste each letter to post...time consuming. But found a virtual keyboard and just bought a mouse and can write something in a reasonable time. Hoping to post more soon.
---chria9396 on 1/25/19


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The statement "God is Love" tells us what characteristics God has, assuming that we know what Love means, but it doesn't tell us what Love actually means.
---StrongAxe on 1/23/19


What the word 'Love' means to me and above all things: If it wasn't for GOD'S LOVE through our LORD JESUS CHRIST - it would be impossible to experience any kind of love - as TRUE LOVE arises from within our spiritual heart and as HIS WORD says: "And now remain faith, hope and LOVE and the greatest is LOVE" - and why did THE LORD say that and added: "Love your neighbor as yourself"? - because in that we'll be bringing unto them the same blessings that HE has imparted us - especially HIS AGAPE LOVE - from this all other kinds of love come from!
---Melody on 1/20/19


"God is love. 1Jn 4:8

Nice answer josef"


Thankyou Chria, All praise due the Father. Nice to see that you are still reading. Would love to read more of what you have to offer in the way sharing. God is love, Be blessed beloved
---josef on 1/20/19


God is love. 1Jn 4:8

Nice answer josef
---chria9396 on 1/18/19


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Well, the beautiful song "Do You Love Me?" from the musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF gives a good description of marital love.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/17/19


Love is a mindset that shows itself in action. Its is a state of being that manifest a mindset inclined towards benevolence, and led by a desire to uplift, and edify ones fellow man without dissimulation.
---josef on 1/17/19


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