Thursday, February 18, 2010

Valentine's Day Newsletter - Part 2

The next article in our family newsletter on the topic of love is the work of Aidan (age 13). Aidan contrasted the biblical view of love with the world's view of love and found that there really is a vast chasm between the two.

God’s Love vs. The World’s Love

By Aidan Jachim

The Bible talks about love in 1 Corinthians 13. It says that if we had faith that could move a mountain, but did not have love, our faith would not be worth anything. However, the world would think we are great because we could move a mountain. Since they only look at the outside, they think that love is just an option. The Bible disagrees, “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” (1 John 4:8, KJV) So it is not optional for Christians to love people; we need to show God’s love to them.

The world thinks that love is not only optional, but also that love should be about yourself. If someone suits them for the moment, they love that person, but when they get tired of that person, the love is gone. They also remember peoples’ offenses against them. The world’s love is false. God’s love is true, and God did not stop loving us even while we were sinners. When we repent, He does not keep record of our sins.

Instead, He loved us so much that He sent his own son Jesus to earth to die for us. Because He died for us, you can go to heaven when you die, if you accept His invitation. All you need to do to accept this offer is to ask Him to forgive you of your sins and trust in His death for you. Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” This Valentine's Day, if you have not already, please take His gift.

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