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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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Henotheism

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henotheism: the worship of one god without denying the existence of other gods.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/henotheism

See also monolatry.

 

 The Bible teaches that there is only one true God (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 17:3).

 Deuteronomy 12:2 teaches that the nations have their 'gods' and that the Israelites were not to worship them (12:30).

 

 The other gods that people worship are ontologically not God (Jeremiah 16:20; Galatians 4:8). In fact, Satan is referred to as "god" (2 Corinthians 4:4), but he and all others are only gods in the sense that worship is inappropriately rendered unto them.

 

 

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

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