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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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  1. Dutch

    Where most all Baptist Churches are unbiblical.

    Some Baptist churches I know have a plurality of elders(they are usually of the more Reformed variety)
  2. Dutch

    Not many wise among you?

    In their generation and of things pertaining to this world and its sinful system they are "wiser" than Christians
  3. Dutch

    Not many wise among you?

    Christ has set the bar. By His grace we hope to live accordingly.
  4. Dutch

    Not many wise among you?

    We know that we must be on our guard as knowledge tends to puff up. However Paul was a learned man and Festus in his assertion was in error. There is nothing inherently wrong with learning, though like anything it can be abused. However I do see that more love (which edifies) is much needed in the modern congregation of Christ.
  5. Dutch

    Could someone please pray for me.

    Praying brother. Going through a rough patch myself.
  6. Dutch

    Freedom of speech

    How did you read that conclusion? Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. I don't see anything telling what kind of speech is protected. Through reading history and the Founding Fathers.
  7. Dutch

    Women Will Never be Priests in the Catholic Church

    Bishops and the Popes. Why stop at priestesses?
  8. Dutch

    Women Will Never be Priests in the Catholic Church

    Women are already members of the Royal priesthood in Christ's church.It matters not what Rome does or does not do (only to the world).
  9. Dutch

    Freedom of speech

    Benjamin Franklin said that even in his time Americans were more concerned about rights than responsibilities. Today that thinking is on steroids to the tenth power. Perhaps another discussion though.
  10. Dutch

    Freedom of speech

    Yes. Many good things unfortunately can be abused.
  11. Woe to you when all men speak well of you so did they of the false prophets.The world still persecutes Christ through His members not admire and praise them effusively
  12. How ironic that would be. This is a great imitation of the absolute lunacy that is pervading this nation.
  13. We may be waiting a long time until common sense becomes common again. It doesn't look like it will happen anytime soon.
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