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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.

United Methodists Debate, Lobby and Worry in Advance of LGBT Decision

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At a recent gathering of United Methodists, organizers sold purple T-shirts quoting the Methodist founder John Wesley’s instruction: “Do Not Rashly Tear Asunder.” In Methodist circles these days, citing the founder’s admonition can be understood only as a plea for an amicable solution to the denomination’s coming showdown over homosexuality.

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If the denomination accepts homosexual activity as an acceptable life style it will be tearing itself asunder from God's plain commands.  Jesus prayed that believers would be united with each other but he often taught that we should be separate from sin.

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Choose you this day, tell me who will you serve?

Now's the time to stand up Gotta let your voice be heard

You gotta come out from among the rest

You gotta tell the gospel tale

You tell 'em: black is black & white is white;

And hell is hot & sin ain't right;

God is holy; Christ is coming And righteousness will prevail!

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