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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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Jesus Christ, the Savior from Sin

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cross-night-sky_0.jpgJohn Calvin once said, "this is everlasting life: to wit, to know God the Father, and to receive Christ as our only Savior."
 
Here John Calvin partially quotes John 17:3 and then tacks on the the suffix about receiving Christ as the only Savior. As you probably know, the fact that Jesus Christ is the Savior of sinners is emphasized heavily throughout the New Testament. That He comes into the world with the name or title of "Savior" ought to be a constant reminder to us that we cannot save ourselves.
 
"Isn't that obvious John", you may be thinking. Don't worry I am going somewhere with this.

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