If You Love Jesus, You Must Love Others

In English, the word love is comprehensive. It conveys an emotional fondness for ice cream, baseball, a child, and a spouse. In the Greek, the word love is used more precisely. There is eros love. There is philein love. There is agape love. It is instructive that the word eros does not occur in the … Continue reading If You Love Jesus, You Must Love Others

God’s Benevolent Love

Conservative theologians distinguish among three categories of love, as far as they relate to the character of God: God’s Benevolent Love, God’s Beneficent Love, and God’s Complacent Love. Regarding God’s love of benevolence, the prefix, bene, means “good” or, “well.” There is the “benediction” at the end of the service, a “good saying”, whereby the … Continue reading God’s Benevolent Love

Teaching Christian Women to Love

Teaching Christian Women to Love  “The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children” (Titus 2:3,4). With the older Christian ladies … Continue reading Teaching Christian Women to Love

The Fire that is Within: Hatred in the Heart

“But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another” (Gal. 5:15). It is often the case that a person who hates someone, a spouse, a business partner, a media figure, a family member, or a known acquaintance, is often hated by someone themselves. The irony is … Continue reading The Fire that is Within: Hatred in the Heart

Divine Mercy across the Border 

“And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid. 25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:  26 … Continue reading Divine Mercy across the Border