“”I think we need to view scriptures in the light of God’s true character which is love!” (The Ledge)
“Spiritual love is serious. To say that God’s love means He is OK with whatever choices we make is to overstep the quality of love entirely.” (BB)
“Love is not indifferent to living righteously. Love is the fulfilment of all righteousness. And “tolerance” (that is, the practice of stomaching the indecent practices of others) is not a virtue, but a necessary evil. Mercy, on the other hand, (the practice of forgiving someone for what is acknowledged to be evil) is a virtue. ” (BB)
“I read about Jesus and I see him embracing people within those sins – drunks, prostitutes, and thieves (that should be a song Chris). Top that off and Jesus broke cultural barriers in relations with Samaritans and Romans – and also broke Jewish laws (including the sabbath and touching lepers). It seems to me Jesus looked through religion and saw the hope of these people – and simply loved them. He loved them without a real good social reason to do so – even for his times. But if we are gonna question the nature of love then we have to question Jesus’ love in that also – he seemed to not make rules within which his love existed or would exist” (Svs)
What is the definition of biblical love? Are there a set of rules that set out a guideline for the basis of our love to others? Can our love be limited? Just what is this love that Jesus spoke about?