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 ~*`Welcome To 'My Never Ending Circle Of Love`*~... ..`By `Janie/mjfb1954`


~*`GOD'S GREATEST GIFT`*~ `God's Greatest Gift To Mankind` To Be Loved Is A God Given Right To Give Love Is A God Given Command "Love One Another As I Love You" Is The Key To Paradise On A Rainbow Hue Loving One Another As God Commanded Is The Greatest Gift To Mankind For love Drowns Out All Earthly Evil Which Tempts Body, Soul and Mind God Gave The World The Greatest Gift Of All Sacrificing His Only Son As Savior Of Mankind To Die On A Cross On The face Of The Earth The Only Salvation For A Soul's Rebirth A World Doomed To Death By First Man's Sin Reclaimed By Love The Greatest Gift Ever Given In Saving The World We Must Share Brotherly Love If We Ourselves Are To Be Forgiven `LOVE AS DEFINED IN THE BIBLE` {"Quote"} `Paul, An Apostle Of Jesus` describes the nature of true Christian love in this beautiful passage: Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end... And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. (NRSV, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13) In another of his letters, Paul said loving our fellowman is the way to live by all the commandments: Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as your." Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. (NIV, Romans 13:8-10) God is the source of all our love. Loving God and loving other people are so interrelated that we cannot have one without the other: We love because He first loved us. Those who say, "I love God," and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also. (NRSV, 1 John 4:19-21) Jesus greatly expanded the scope and importance of love, saying love of God and love of fellowman are the most important of all the commandments. The apostle Paul said Christian love was the greatest and most essential of all the spiritual gifts. Throughout the New Testament, we are encouraged and commanded to live in peace with all God's people (e.g., Romans 12:17-18) and commit ourselves to genuine love and caring for others (e.g., 1 John 3:17-18). Those are the ways we can put our faith into practice in everyday life. {`End "Quote"} `God's Blessings To All! *2010* `Never Ending Circle Of Love` `love&aloha hugs` a.k.a.'MJB'~ `Janie/mjfb1954` &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

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