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What is Love?

June 15, 2008
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What is Love?

This week's message is What is Love?. Choose your connection speed to listen: dialup - broadband - transcript

Defining Love

Is love determined by the heart? Can we accurately define love by what we feel is right and wrong, and what our heart tells us is love?

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Today we explore this issue, and expose some of the falacies of the human perception of love, showing that what our world thinks is love, in some ways is really hate, and the train on which its passengers sleep is heading for eternity in hell.

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Love or Hate?

Isn't love being nice to everyone without causing or allowing pain or discomfort, and without offending anyone? Isn't love just getting along with everyone and accepting them and their beliefs and lifestyles unconditionally? Doesn't love liberate everyone to do whatever makes them happy? Fellowship - click to enlarge

That certainly "feels" like love. But it's not. In fact, this definition of love, coming from the deceitfully twisted heart of fallen man, holds within it elements of hate.

Without pain and discomfort comes no growth. No life. No character. No cleansing. No true reward.

Without offending false beliefs comes no liberation from deception, and without liberation from deception, one cannot find the path of truth and everlasting life.

Without challenging destructive lifestyles, conviction does not come, and those who hold to them destroy themselves, destroy society, and separate themselves and others from life.

And letting someone do whatever makes them happy is akin to letting a child loose in a room full of poisonous candy.

Left to our own hearts, we don't know the difference between love and hate. The heart's version of universal love is feel-good hatred, and it is in opposition to the Word and the nature of God.

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