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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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Self-Ownership

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Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and Milton Friedman have taught me much. There are so many YouTube videos of their talks, it like a feast for the mind.

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You know, even setting religion aside and just focusing on people and their actions, the world would surely be a much better place if everyone practiced a little more self-ownership. I guess maybe it is asking too much, but man that would be a nice break from the norm.

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There is some merit in the belief that all immorality consists of violating the property rights of other but one thing he overlooks is that all property, including us, really belongs to God. When we harm another person we are violating his rights, but even more we are violating God's rights because that person belongs to him.

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There is some merit in the belief that all immorality consists of violating the property rights of other but one thing he overlooks is that all property, including us, really belongs to God. When we harm another person we are violating his rights, but even more we are violating God's rights because that person belongs to him.

 

Yes. Of course, but it wasn't a sermon.

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