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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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Is it okay to have a discussion about ethnic ancestry...

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I cannot not think of one reason why it wouldn't be.

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I believe it is just fine and very interesting .. Our family just found out that although Grandpa was born in France he was very little French . TO me interesting stuff. 

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On 11/11/2018 at 10:53 PM, TonyT said:

or is it worldly?

Ancestry is promoted pretty heavily throughout the Bible with genealogy lists. 

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Well I was just kind of wondering if God would be okay with me saying that my Grandfather (who passed away before I was born) had significant Japanese ancestry because I thought he looked it. Last year (almost one year ago because it was in February) I started working at Walmart and someone else there who also started working there a little after me (he was from India) asked me if I was Japanese and I said no then he asked if I was Korean and the I told him that I was part Filipino. He then told me that I don't look Filipino. I know it feels a little strange because an Ancestry DNA test told me that I was 32% Philippines and other such as my dad has told me this all my life. But in a way I think that coworker that asked me if I was Japanese or Korean may have been correct. I asked my mom about it and she says that she thinks that I look Japanese. Also I think that both me and my grandfather look Japanese and not really that much Filipino. I am just wondering if it is lying or a sin because I do not agree with the test and agree that there is a lot of evidence besides the test such as looks. Also I kind of feel it in my soul too. 

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