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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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Good without God? More Americans Say Amen

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DO MORALS COME FROM EVOLVED CREATURES OR FROM A DIVINE CREATOR?


Good without God? More Americans Say Amen to That

 

Kimberly Winston | Religion News Service | Tuesday, October 17, 2017

 

For the first time, a majority of Americans — 56 percent — say it is possible to be a good person without a religious belief.

 

So says new Pew Research Center data drawn from two polls conducted among about 5,000 American adults in June and July.

 

“God is not a prerequisite for good values and morality,” Greg Smith, Pew’s associate director of research, said in a post about the findings. ” … [T]he public’s increased rejection of the idea that belief in God is necessary for morality is due, in large part, to the spike in the share of Americans who are religious ‘nones.'”

 

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http://www.christianheadlines.com/bl...n-to-that.html

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