DID GOD SHOW US HIS LOVE?

All Of Our Christian Faith, Our Religions, Our Praise Services, Our Worship Services, And All The Religious Things We Do, Are Nothing Without Love:

 

Apostle Winfree James R, Sr, The Lord Jesus Christ Anointed, Appointed, Chosen and the Loving Kingdom Of God, Messenger, Social, And Public Blogger, Publisher, Writer, And Biblical Mentor:

 

( And All Of Our Giving, Power, Wealth, Education, Learning, Preaching, Teaching, Serving, Is Useless And Worthless In God Eyes )

 

Christianity without love is pointless. It is worse than nothing, it negatively affects the world around us. Have you ever had someone talk at you? Not talk to you or with you, but at you. Where it becomes evident that the person that is supposed to be conversing with you is not actually involving you in the exchange. They are just expressing their love of and preoccupation with themselves all over you. It is like a verbal vomiting attack. They have no interest in any response from you or your feeling about what they are saying. They are just in getting out what they want to say.

 

How does that make you feel? It is really hard to have any interest in the subject that person is talking at you about, right? You want to pull the ripcord and get out of there as quickly as you can. Loved is just about the last emotion that comes to mind, isn’t it? This is Christianity without love. It is lots of words and thoughts coming at people, but it is missing the part that makes it alive and vibrant.

 

Have you ever heard a really unpleasant noise? Like hearing someone scratch their nails on a chalkboard or the sound of a dentist’s drill as she drills a tooth. It is terrible, annoying and effects you down to your very bones. The louder it gets the worse it is.

 

Christianity without Loving your spiritual brothers and sisters first and putting your love into actions, deeds, and works is all vain and pointless.

 

This is the picture of Religion without love from the Bible. Christianity is no exception. It is an expression of selfishness that comes off as really unpleasant to those around. Yes, it sounds kind of harsh, doesn’t it?

 

Elder Paul the Apostle of Love

This is the idea that Big Brother Paul is getting at in his first letter to the Church at Corinth. Elder Paul is often called the Apostle to the Gentiles but it is obvious from his writings that love is just as important to him. Take a look at how Paul begins 1 Corinthians 13, the great love chapter:

 

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels but have not to love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not to love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not to love, I gain nothing.

 

Christianity without Love Preachers, Members of Christ, and all others is Vain!!!

 

Jesus Christ Without Love…is Not Jesus at All!

Religiosity without love is nothing! It is also really annoying! This is what Apostle Paul says in these verses.

 

I am just teaching and preaching and sharing just what is written in our Bibles!.

 

Apostle Paul He compares loveless Christianity to two really annoying discordant sounds of his day. We don’t hear noisy gongs or clanging cymbals much today but the idea is something that makes a ton of noise and is jarring and irritating. Think of perhaps a fire engine’s siren, though less rhythmic. If the Apostle was writing today, he might have written if you don’t have love it is like nails on the chalkboard. It is a sound that is clear and not easily misunderstood. One that is so wrong that no matter how loud you make it doesn’t get any better. It is just louder bad noise like many of the worship leaders in many Churches and praise teams.

 

Apostle Paul was writing to Christians who were noisy gongs. Their lives had become so caught up in themselves they had lost sight of love in the following of Jesus. Their Church was acting like ancient Religious nails on the chalkboard. Much like a person talking at you, they had made everything about them and their expressions of self. They were supposed to be following Jesus but in fact, their Church was about their pride. Their faith was self-centered and self-serving. The Church became a contest to see who could speak the loudest or in the best tongue and words only. Preachers, Ministers, Pastors, Bishops, Church Members most Never stop by your homes to see how you and your loved ones are doing, But, they want your money, time faithfully.

 

Without Love, No One Can See Jesus…Even in Church

Since they made life all about them rather than Jesus, it was impossible for them to demonstrate true love for others. Loving yourself that much precludes loving others with any authenticity. You just care too much about taking care of yourself to care much for others. The flesh is a greedy beast to feed.

 

The Corinthians were so prideful and self-focused in their walks with Jesus, even their use of the gifts of the Holy Spirit was worthless. Elder Paul says it is nothing to prophesy or speak in tongues if we don’t have love. Even worse, their actions were like a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. They were creating an unmistakable, discordant, and annoying impression for everyone around them. Brother Paul goes so far as to say that it would have been better if they did not meet as a church for all the damage they were doing.

 

For lack of love, they were changing the beauty of God’s own gifts given through His will through His Spirit into something worthless and off-putting. Just look at our so-called spiritual leaders today, they want the Church to serve and take care of them. But Jesus came to serve, Not to be served and give His life for us and the World.

 

What was meant to be the Body of Christ moving perfectly together to testify to God’s glory was an uncoordinated mess. Love for the Lord and love for each other is what is supposed to keep the Body in harmony. Since it was nowhere to be found, the Corinthian Church was stumbling around like a newborn colt. They were doing a lot but no one would call it beautiful.

 

Love is God's Calling Card Because He is Love!!!

We may be shocked by this idea but look around at some portions of the Church today. You don’t have to go far on the internet to see Pastors preaching with such anger and hatred, what comes across is ugly and lacking in power. There are others who are doctrinally sound but so intellectually focused that the Gospel that they preach is cold, aloof and forbidding. They have the truth of the Bible but without the love of God, it is creating a really confusing picture. They have lost sight of God’s love so they have completely lost the message brought to us by Jesus Himself. For God so loved the world He sent His Son.

 

Christianity without Love is like rain without wetness. Jewish Laws Never Change Lives or Hearts, and All of our human laws are Useless and Pointless without our heavenly Father's Love, Period.

 

God is love. Jesus is God and is also therefore love. Jesus was sent into this world as a man because God so loved the world. Jesus said that the greatest commandments were to love God and love our neighbors. Jesus said that the world would know us as disciples by our love. Love is so essential to who God is and to what we are as Christians that Paul makes his really strong statement. Without love, even Christianity is nothing. We can never lose sight of love and still live the life that Jesus has for us in Him. God is love. A life without love is a life without God prominently in it.

 

So if we have gotten far down a path that looks like Christianity but is not filled with love, turn around. If we are working really hard for the church but are doing it in anger and resentment, stop. If we are so busy with serving we have no time to love the people we are supposed to be serving…just stop. It profits us nothing and creates a jarring discordant sound. Only start again when we are able to say for certain that it is the love of Jesus compelling us and the love of the Holy Spirit coming through us.

 

No matter what it looks like to our eyes, if we don’t have Love we are nothing. Why? Because if there is no Love then Jesus is not with us. He is Love and brings Love wherever He goes. We all want to be something in the Body of Christ, right? So Love and Love greatly in our Holy and Blessed Savior Jesus Christ! Amen The Lord's Church.

 

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Go And Be The Lord's Love, Light, And Truth In Your World!!!

 

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