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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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Zog Has-fallen

Constantine, Christianity & Mithraism

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Please note that the Apostle Paul referred to the Christian Church as the temple of God:

 

1 Corinthians 3 - 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, and ye are that temple.

 

Consider then this prophecy:

 

2 Thessalonians 2

 

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and by our gathering together unto Him,

 

2 that ye be not soon shaken in mind or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as if from us that the Day of Christ is at hand.

3 Let no man deceive you by any means, for that Day shall not come, unless there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,

4 who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sitteth as God in the temple of God, showing himself to be God.

5 Remember ye not that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

6 And now ye know what withholdeth, that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now holdeth back will hold him back, until he is taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that wicked one be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming—

9 even him, whose coming is according to the working of Satan, with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 and with all the deceit of unrighteousness in those who perish, because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie,

12 that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

 

Sadly, The Orthodox Church refers to Constantine, along with his mother, Empress Saint Helen, as "Holy Equals-to-the-Apostles."

Confessing Millerite Adventists think of Constantine as more fittingly described as "the first of the unholy equals to the final Antichrist."

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