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John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
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Op-Ed: What Does It Profit A Man If He Gains Salvation But Loses His Million-Dollar Book Deal?

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Far too many professing believers claim to follow Christ without first counting the cost. What if Jesus asks you to give up certain luxuries? What if he asks you to forsake mansions, boats, or vacations to exotic locations? What if he asks you to give up preaching your self-help gospel that’s harmed and deceived millions […]

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