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  1. What is true Love?
    To say “God is love” is a passive word that demands action. Love can be known only from the actions it prompts. Love had its perfect expression in the Lord Jesus Christ, He was the pithily of God’s abundant love. The life He lived on earth exhibited that true love in its fullest measure.
    “To know the love of Christ is to know love in its fullest measure” (Eph. 3:19)
    We are exhorted as Christians to walk in that same love, exhibiting the fruits of that love (Gal 5:22)
    Christian love has God for its primary object and expresses itself first of all in implicit obedience to His commandments, self-pleasing or self-will are negative to the “love of God” But obedience to His commandments is seen throughout the Holy Scriptures
    “Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thine heart” (Deut. 6:5)
    It goes on to say we are to replicate that love in how we behave to others, not in hatred or violence but in love.
    “But thou shall love thy neighbor as thy self” (Lev. 19:18)
    The Lord Jesus in the New Testament of the Holy Scriptures reiterates this when He is asked the question as to which is the greatest commandment, He answers His hearers. In the Gospel of Matthew.
    “Thou shall love the LORD, thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind”
    “Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself”
    “On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matt.22:34-40)
    We exhorted to love one another; for love is from God and everyone that loves is born of God, and knows God. He that loves not knows not God for God is love. (1 John 4:7-10)
    True love is not impulsive dependent upon feelings and does not spend time only upon those things that we have affinity. Love seeks the welfare of all and works no ill. Love seeks opportunity to do good to all men
    “The phase God is love” is nonsense If we spend our time in hatred and violence to fellow man. Unless Love is united, in action it is a meaningless phase
    True Love – “is active and not passive”

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  2. pilgrimwaypulpit

    Every religion has love words and active love is preached by all religions and not Christianity alone.

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    “And among His signs is this that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts); verily in that are signs for those who reflect.” Chapter 30, Verse 21

    “God does not forbid you from being good to those who have not fought you in the religion or driven you from your homes, or from being just towards them. God loves those who are just.” (Surat al-Mumtahana, 8)

    “O You who believe! Enter absolutely into peace (Islam). Do not follow in the footsteps of satan. He is an outright enemy to you.” (Holy Quran: 2, 208)
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    GOD IS LOVE?
    I do not think God is love itself or can be love Himself but can Love and he is love in the sense that it is His(God) characteristics to love just like it is God characteristics to mercy, forgiveness, grace etc.

    God is not love itself because love is a word, characteristic, attribute, verb etc. and not a substance and does not have weight and or occupy space and therefore love is not a being/person and every person is a being. A person can not be a person without being a “being” and God is Only One divine being and He is Alone according to the Bible. I can provide verse upon request.

    So God characteristics are mercy, grace, love, etc. but each attribute of God like love or mercy by themselves cannot be God and are not God and so it is false to believe God is love itself.

    Because of that the God of the Bible or the God of the Quran does not always love and so cannot be love by love itself. Love as a stand alone is not God.

    Examples

    “God does not love corruption”. (Surat al-Baqara, 205)

    Luke 19:27
    But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them–bring them here and kill them in front of me.'”

    God does not love corruption and Jesus does not love his enemies.

    Thanks.

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