My initial sermon on God
Hates the Wicked drew some interesting responses. This study
is a result of the
many misunderstandings I see that today's Christians have towards God's love. You may actually find this an interesting study, although, it is quite long and will necessitate you opening your KJV Bible and checking the verses as they are not all printed in full verse. This study is for the serious Bible student wanting to read the truth about LOVE and will definitely attempt to open a person's eyes to the world around us and to the 'love' that is around us vs the 'love' that should be around us.
The reason why the word "faggot" (meaning a "bundle of
sticks gathered together to be burned in a fire") came to be applied to
queers is because the inhabitants of Sodom WERE ALL BURNED TO DEATH (Jude
7), and Jude says they are still burning.
In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul uses the word "charity" to define the word. This shows that real love must be deeply rooted in unselfishness, and is involved in GIVING: "charity" is a "handout." Real love doesn't operate by the evolutionary dictum "Me first, you next," or "the survival of the fittest." Love is not Darwinian or Neo-Darwinian; it is ANTI-Darwinian (see 1 Cor. 13:6); it "rejoices in truth" (John 17:17, 1 Thess. 2:13), not an RSV, ASV, RV, NRSV, NASV, NIV or NKJV, and so forth. Real love never goes around hollering about its "rights." It is never to be associated with "political and environmental activists" who "demonstrate" to get their own way. Only blacks, Communists, queers, atheists, lesbians, criminals, and frustrated women do those kind of things; also, spoiled brats.
Now where is "love" first mentioned in the Bible? Well, the first time the word shows up you should notice carefully (and mark carefully) what it is NOT connected with. You should do this so you can retain your sanity when you are discussing the subject, because you are living in the nuttiest age the world has ever seen; and if you are living in America, you are living in an insane asylum run by the inmates. These lunatics (mainly National Public Radio, the HRS, CBS, NBC, the EPA, ABC, CNN and Life and Time Magazines) are engaged in constructing a computerized, electronic, jungle civilization, dancing to the tune of African sex music, and controlled by the CFR, the FBI, the Club of Rome, the DEA, the Bilderbergers and the Federal Reserve Bankers.
What is this thing called "love"?
Well, the first time the word "love" occurs in the Book,
it is NOT connected with any of the following things:
1. Any woman's love for her baby.
2. Any lover's love for a man or a woman.
3. Any man's love for his wife, or any wife's love for her husband.
4. Any man's love for "humanity," or any man's love for "social justice,"
or an "equal economic distribution."
5. Any man's love for "peace," or his "fellow man."
6. Any man's love for money, powe or "control" of anything or anybody.
7. Any child's love for a brother, sister, parent or grandparent.
With the Holy Bible being the work of the Holy Spirit, the Author has, in one verse, cancelled all 20th Century definitions of "love," and has thrust every Bibliophobiac and every humanist who hated the Book into pitch black ignorance and total darkness when the subject of "love" is brought up.
You see, the first mention of "love" in the Bible is in connection with the sacrificial death of a SON; and this son was a "promised seed," who experienced a MIRACULOUS BIRTH.
Genesis 22:1: Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou LOVEST....
And there, out of the porthole, or "escape hatch," went
every Moslem who ever lived.
Mohammed taught the "only Son" did not die on the Cross.
And there, down the tube, or the "shaft," went every orthodox Jew on the planet.
They said God could not appear in the flesh in ANY form to die for anyone.
(John 10:29-34, 1 Cor. 1:20-24)
And there into the dumpster, or the "sanitary land fill," went every Buddhist
(Zen or otherwise) who taught salvation was in Prajna (or Satori),
without any "Son" showing up (Psalm 2).
That is what shut the mouths of three schools of religion in Christ's day; read Matthew 22:45: "If David then call Him 'Lord,' how is He HIS SON?"
In Genesis 22, Abraham is presented as a type of God the Father. This is absolutely certain from every passage in the New Testament (Matthew 3:9, John 8:33,41, Luke 16:24). In Genesis 22, Isaac is clearly presented as "God the Son." This is defined in the New Testament also; see Galatians 3:14-18 and Hebrews 11:17. To most people, the Bible is a closed Book (Isaiah 28-29) regarding 'types'. There are twenty-one types of Christ in the Bible, and eighteen types of the Son of Perdition (the "Antichrist"). Isaac was "offered" within one mile of Golgotha, if not actually on that very spot (see 2 Sam. 24:18-24). You see, the Bible is not in the least like other "sacred scripture," or other "sacred literature." It contains scientific data and mathematical phenomena that is completely missing from ALL Catholic literature, ALL Moslem literature, ALL Hindu literature, and ALL the works of Confucious, Lao Tse and the followers of Gautama the Buddha (Sutras, Vedas, Shastas, Puranas, the Zendavesta, the Tripitaka, the Analects, the Koran and the Abdi-Dharma).
"LOVE" in the Book is defined as the love that a man has for his "only son." Ishmael was NOT Abraham's son by Sarah, so he was NOT a "promised seed" (see Galatians 4:22-27). That is why a Moslem has to have another "prophet" besides Jesus Christ; he has to make the Arabians the "chosen seed" instead of the Jews. He does this by claiming that Mohammed was a prophet like Jesus Christ. Mohammed claims to have come from Abraham THROUGH ISHMAEL. For the Holy Spirit's comment on this, see Galatians 4.
The proper term to use for Isaac is the "only begotten" (Heb. 11:17) exactly as Jesus Christ is said to be the "only begotten" (John 3:16). (That is what He is called in a King James Bible, not an NIV.) God has other "sons" beside the "only begotten" (notice 1 John 3:1-4 and Romans 8:13-20), but only ONE of them is referred to as "the only begotten." Abraham had many sons beside Ishmael and Isaac (Gen. 25), but none of them were his "only begotten son."
Now! If any sinner (Moslem, Catholic, Buddhist, Protestant, Jew, Shintoist, Pharisee, Hindu, Atheist or Taoist) wants to know anything about real "love," he is going to be forced to read Romans 5 and 1 John 3-5. Any time he spends in any other "sacred scriptures" will be a waste of time. Romantic novels do not yield essential information. Movies and the theater do not give the information. Tabloids and press releases have never made one contribution in 100 years, on any continent on earth. "Wally and the Duke," Romeo and Juliet, "Grace and the Gambler," Anthony and Cleopatra, Liz and Burton, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, and the builder of the Taj Mahal are humanist love stories that deal with unregenerated fleshy loves. Those are stories about human sinners who loved human sinners. Most of the sinners you see in the Hollywood films are fornicators; occasionally some of them are "chaste." The majority of them are whores, adulterers, whoremongers and fornicators, and many of them are sex perverts. NONE OF THEM ARE "ONLY BEGOTTEN SONS" of a Father who was a type of God, the Creator of men. Look what follows Genesis 22:1. "Herein is LOVE, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His SON" (1 John 4:10). "But God commendeth His LOVE toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). "If God so LOVED US, we ought also to LOVE one another" (1 John 4:11).
Half of that verse is what every Pope and every leader of the U.N. has been "preaching" since 1945. During that time, they have "hosted" 87+ wars. You see, these miserable Catholic hypocrites only take the last SEVEN WORDS for their "text." That is, they profess to intend to produce a peaceful world where all men are "brothers" WITHOUT THE REQUIRED MOTIVE FOR PRODUCING LOVE. It is found in the first five words of the same verse. This means that it is God Almighty's absolute obligation to see to it that three World Wars shall be fought after 1995. "WAR is God's judgment on sin here." Where His love has been deliberately rejected by Bible-hating, Bible-fearing, Bible-perverting religious "scalywags," His duty (since He is holy) is to manifest His WRATH (Romans 9:22).
In order to bring in peace and love, without the required Author of both, the U.N. only has one activity" cut out" for it in the future. It will be the job of the U.N. to furnish armed military troops on a worldwide basis to KILL every man, woman and child that will not submit to the "peace-keeping forces." Their job will be to arrest, kill, or imprison every man, woman, or child, who resists, and then seize all of their "assets" (bank accounts, savings accounts, houses, lands, furniture, food supplies, means of transportation and cash); international genocide. That is the price that the Bibliophobiacs and Bibliomaniacs will pay for dissecting one verse in the New Testament.
The required equipment for men loving their fellow man
to acknowledge their Creator's love for them in coming down
here on this planet (in the flesh, as a man: 1 Tim. 3:16)
and dying for their sins, in their stead (Rom. 5:1-10, 1 Tim. 1:15).
The "alternative" is international genocide, and three
World Wars. "Either" and "Or"--not Yin and Yang.
There isn't ONE Buddhist, Moslem, Taoist, Shintoist, Hindu, evolutionists, atheist, humanist, "environmentalist," deist, agnostic, New-Ager, one-worlder, or Unitarian on earth who believes that.
As a matter of fact, you couldn't get ONE Catholic priest,
or one Catholic nun, or one Catholic bishop, or one Catholic cardinal,
or one Catholic Pope to sign that statement. So there is your "United Nations":
at least ninety-eight percent of those Catholics don't really believe that
the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ (Heb. 10:10,12)
is enough, in itself, to save anyone (Heb. 9:11-26).
They think their own sacraments are instrumental in saving sinners. "God's
love," to the Vatican, is powerless, BY ITSELF (2
Cor. 5:21, Gal. 3:1-4), to save anyone.
In Acts 2:45 they "shared." That is the watchword of international Communism and international socialism: enforced "sharing." Ninety percent of the saved preachers in America have adopted the word as the key word in every one of their radio sermons and publicity material since 1964. They don't teach scripture; they "share" it. They don't take up offerings; they "share" offerings. They don't preach the Bible; they "share" it. And they don't even witness for Christ; they "share" Him. Isn't "sharing" a good thing?
EVERY BAD THING ON THIS EARTH IS A GOOD THING, TWISTED.
War is God's judgment on sin here; Hell is God's judgment on sin, hereafter.
"Love," defined in the Book, is defined as "God so LOVED the world that He gave His ONLY BEGOTTEN SON" (John 3:16). If you (or any man) miss that love, you miss the only real permanent love that anyone on this planet has ever experienced. In every "love affair," from 4000 B.C. to 1996 A.D., on five continents, there has always been an element of selfishness on the part of one, or both, parties. There has been only one LOVE manifested on this earth that was completely SELFLESS, without any sensual, spiritual, or unholy motive. Jesus Christ died for ungodly sinners (Rom. 5:1-10) who were His enemies (Rom. 5:10). That love is defined in Rom 5:8, and those words define the eternal epitome of true love; they have never been improved upon.
Mohammed and Buddha are not going to "win, place or show." Neither is the U.N., UNESCO, the USA, the USSR, the Vatican, or the E.C.
Let me ask you a question: "What did YOUR teacher (founder, guru, priest, prophet, or whatever) do for YOU? Mine died for me. Let's see you match that; any of you, any time, anywhere, anyplace, under any condition, resorting to any mental, psychological, religious or "spiritual" hocus-pocus to prove your point. This is the explanation for the 600 to 1,000 songs that came to be written about one prophet who was NOT Mohammed. No Mohammedan, Buddhist, humanist, Taoist, Parsee, Agnostic, Atheist, Evolutionist, Hindu or "Shiite," loved any man enough to praise him even with twenty songs; let alone 1,000 songs.
The only complete textbook you will ever see that defines
"love," absolutely, is the Bible. Karl Menninger, the Dean of American
Psychiatrists (1893-1994) once wrote a book called "Love or Die." His thesis
was that seventy-five percent of the cases he treated, at Menninger's Clinic,
in Topeka, Kansas (1925-1986) could have been saved the therapy if they
had found something (or someone) to LOVE before they went "psycho." This
doctor was working on another book titled "What Ever Became of Sin?" right
before he died, in 1994. Strange coincidence. "Sin" is the subject matter
of nearly half the Bible. At the close of his life, Dr. Menninger began
to think that nearly all of the "nuts" he had treated could have stayed
sane if they had been warned about GOOD and EVIL, instead of "Yin and Yang,"
or had found someone (or something) to love. (This naturally excluded the
pathological cases where the "lesions" were due to brain, cell, gland or
One look between the covers of the fearful Book, the Holy
Bible, reveals that it is "hate literature" par excellence aimed at every
human being on this planet if that human being believes in ANY of the following
1. Evolution: theistic or atheistic.
2. Any kind of sex perversion as a "sexual orientation."
3. Fornication, or adultery, as "life styles."
4. The total equality of males and females.
5. No post-death life, including judgment, Heaven or Hell.
6. Humanism: that "man is the measure of all things" (i.e. Hitler, Einstein, Jim Jones, Mother Teresa, Buddha, the Popes, Freud, Marx, Mohammed, Florence Nightingale, JFK, Mandela, Lenin, Stalin, etc.
7. That WAR is the greatest scourge of mankind--not sin. This attempt to practice sin and enjoy it while devoting "all-out efforts" to rid the world of what sin produces (WAR) is condemned in the Book from cover to cover (James 4:1-4, Isa. 8:9-13, Matt. 24:7-31).
8. That there are no absolute moral standards defining "right" and "wrong," so "good" and "evil" are relative terms.
9. That you can get rid of war by eliminating all "opposites" ("polarities"), just as in the Oriental religions you can get rid of "illusion" and suffering by getting rid of all "opposities." The method now being taught by all News Media outlets, and all state colleges and universities, and all scientific organizations to convert whites to blacks and blacks to whites, convert Orientals to Occidentals and Occidentals to Orientals, convert men into women and women into men, "straights" into queers and queers into "straights"; following this you can convert Hell into Heaven and Damnation into Salvation.
This is the supreme goal and absolute "height of intellectual
achievement" for every educated sinner on the face of this earth if he
is a self-righteous "love-your-neighbor, Do-gooder". It includes all of
the leaders in the CFR, U.N., E.C., USA, USSR, EPA, CIA, HRS, NEA, FBI,
BATF, Club of Rome and the Bilderbergers.
A. There is a love that is based on carnal physical attraction (Judges 13,14). It results in two things: genuine love, which leads to marriage (Gen. 29:20), or "feigned love," which turns to hatred (2 Samuel 13:15).
B. "Love" is sometimes a reference to acts of fornication, or adultery, performed in a bed (Prov. 7:16,18). Paul calls this "chambering and wantonness" (Romans 13:13). This is a standard American usage: "to make love," "to make-out," "to score," "to have sex," etc. (see Isa. 57:8 and Ezekiel 23:17,45,46). Samson, like Wilt Chamberlain, Elvis Presley, M.L. King Jr., Ted Kennedy, and JFK, was an habitual fornicator (see Romans 1:29, 1 Cor. 5:1, 6:13,18; 7:2; 10:8, 2 Cor. 12:21, Gal. 5:19, Eph. 5:3 and Col. 3:5, etc.).
C. As we have noted, the word "faggot" comes from Genesis 19. The dictionary says that faggots are "bundles of FIREWOOD, "a bunch of sticks tied together to be BURNED as fuel." The proper thing to call a male sex pervert is a "FAG" or "FAGGOT," because every Sodomite committing Sodomy in Sodom was BURNED WITH FIRE (Jude 7), as FIREWOOD. Notice the exact wording, given in 1611, in Ezekiel 20:47-49; 15:4-7, Isaiah 33:12 and Psalm 106:18. The Book has no respect for these neurotic nuts in America who are in a dither about "racial slurs" and "sexual slurs." It knows that such people at heart are nothing but bigoted, prejudiced, self-righteous "do-gooders" who are trying to make people think they are "caring and sharing," and "sensitive" to the "needs of their fellowman." They are whited sepulchres (Matthew 23:27). If you LOVE sin you HATE the Book, you are automatically--without your own consent of will--infected with "Bibliophobia": fear of the scriptures.
Observe how the word "HATE" accompanies the word "LOVE" in case after case.
How do you "hate evil" and "love good" if both of them are the same? How do you choose the "good" instead of the "evil" if evil is good, and good is evil? Are you too dense and deceived to know the difference? The Book says you know the difference (Romans 1:19 and Romans 1:20), and choose to do evil on purpose (Romans 1:29-32).
D. God said to His chosen people, Israel: "I HATE, I despise your feast days...I HATE his palaces." You cannot have real love without HATE being present. You can never eliminate this "dualism" until eternity begins (1 Cor. 15:28). It has not yet begun.
If the Bible is what it professed to be--absolute, inerrant truth coming from the One who created man--the key to "real love" will be found not only at the beginning of the Book, but at the end of the Book. So, completely unlike the Sutras, Vedas, Shastas, Koran, Analects and Puranas (and all of the other man-made "scriptures"), the Book closes with these words: "As many as I LOVE, I REBUKE and CHASTEN" (Rev. 3:14). That is the last mention of the wored "love" in the Holy Bible. It finishes the background for the word and frames the subject of "love," so that SUFFERING and DEATH become part of the scenery.
And this is what "modern man" will not tolerate.
"Love," in the modern News Media - college - U.N. - vernacular,
means "God will put up with everybody and everything, and anything,
because He is nothing but love; whippings, chastenings, rebukes, suffering,
correction, punishment, death and judgment are out: o-u-t, OUT. According
to the news media (and the if you "love" people you give murderers more
than one opportunity to kill people, you try to let off a double knife
murderer with a charge of "disturbing the peace," you give a woman $2,000,000
because she had a hot cup of coffee spilled on her hand, you justify fags
for practicing sex perversion, and you make your children available for
them to practice on; and you love "humanity" so much that you let federal
bureaucrats trespass on private property, "break and enter" with assault
rifles, break up your family, and seize your assets (house, property, bank
account, savings, cars, etc.), and "share them" with the "downtrodden minorities,"
and "oppressed masses." "LOVE" in E.C., USA, FEMA, USSR, FBI and U.N. terms
means what Lincoln meant when he said "preserve the union," or what Hitler
meant when he said "liberate the Sudentenland," or what the French killers
meant when they said, "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity." It means, "GO
ALONG OR GET KILLED".
"Every BAD thing on earth is a GOOD thing, twisted."
E. The word "love" (or "lovest" or "loving," as in "loving kindness") occurs more than 370 times in the Bible. Sometimes it is a reference to what a man likes to eat (Gen. 27:4); usually it is a man's love for a woman. Sometimes it is a servant loving his master (Ex. 21:5). Many times it is speaking of God's love for a nation (Deut. 7:7,13; 10:15; Isa. 63:9, Jer. 31:3, Hosea 3:1; 9:15; 11:4; 14:4, etc.), or a body of people (Eph. 2:4-7; 1:4; 2:4; 5:1,25, Romans 8:28, etc.). And there are dozens of references which command a man to love God (Ex. 20:6, Deut. 5:10, 6:5; 7:9; 10:12; 11:1,13,22, Matt. 22:37, 1 Cor. 8:3; 16:22, Eph. 6:24, etc.).
F. A man can love money (1 Tim. 6:10), husbandry (2 Chron. 26:10), simplicity (Prov. 1:22), transgression (Prov. 17:19), pureness of heart (Prov. 22:11), wine and oil (Prov. 21:17), silver (Ecc. 5:10), and even "wandering" (Jer. 14:10).
G. Observe that although Amnon "loved" his sister, he raped her and then dumped her (2 Sam. 13:15). Shechem loved Dinah, so he raped her (Gen. 34:1-4), but then tried to marry her. Jacob loved Rachel so he married her (Gen. 29:30). Samson loved his fornicating "partner," so he got the kiss of death. American "love" has nothing to do with "God is love," or a God who is love. Jonathan loved David "as his own soul" but they had no sexual relations of any kind (2 Sam. 18:3). If either of them had behaved like the actor who played Gomer Pyle or Barney Frank (1995), they would have been EXECUTED (Lev. 20:13). "Gods": who "go along" with sodomy are not connected with "God is love" (see Deut. 23:17, 1 Kings 14:24; 15:2). Gods who tolerate anything and everybody (except Bible believing street preachers and "right wing Fundamentalists") are what we call "bargain counter gods." They are "made to order." You select the "god" of your choice; you get one that tolerates your particular sin. An American "Jesus Christ" comes in several different sizes, like the fornicator in the "Last Temptation," or the drugged hippie in "Jesus Christ Superstar." Psychotic Americans create "Jesuses" in their own images.
H. There is such a thing as "inordinate" love (Col. 3:5), which merits capital punishment in the Old Testament (Ezekiel 23:11). The modern term is "sexual deviation." It is taught by the NEA in the public schools as "an alternative life style," or "sexual orientation." These are the filthy humanists whose "god" tolerates everybody and everything (except preaching against adultery, sex perversion, fornication, and pagan "faiths"). Their god is a moral pervert. Any "god" who loves impurity, lying, stealing, cheating, embezzlement, fraud, cursing, sex perversion, pornography, cruelty and murder the same way that he loves purity, righteousness, holiness, obedience, loyalty, truthfulness, kindness, bravery and love is a MORAL PERVERT. That is NOT the "God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ," nor the God of "Abraham, Isaac and Jacob." You cannot slap the word "love" on that kind of a twisted, sadistic hypocrite unless he is as rotten and filthy as you are.
I. Now most of the references to "love," in the Book, deal with you loving "your neighbor" (Matt. 5:43; 19:19; 22:37; 22:39, Romans 13:9, 1 Thess. 4:9, 1 John 4:20,21), but the Bible says something about this well-known commandment that will be totally omitted when any "liberal" or "modernist" begins to apply it to international socialism and global politics. You see, the "neighbor" referred to in all of the commandments (Matthew 22:37) was another JEW. Look at the "original" in Leviticus 19:18.
If you wanted to really know how that Old Testament Jew was to treat his "neighbor," then read Joshua 1-15 and 1 Samuel 15:1-4. Nothing is said by "modern man" about those passages, at all, unless a Bible-rejecting, Bible-hating "minister" or "priest" rejects all of them on the grounds that the entire Old Testament was immoral and "non-Christian." It is not until the New Testament that the "neighbor" becomes a Jew who helps out a Samaritan (Luke 10:36,37). When "Grace comes by Jesus Christ" (John 1:17), up shows a commandment not found in the Old Testament: "Love your enemies" (Matt. 5:44). Love those who don't love you (Matt. 5:46). But here, the Bible-hating, Bible-rejecting, Bible-perverting, Bible-denying "ministers" in America come to a dead end. For they suddenly hit Biblical limitations to this "loving your enemy," and definite Biblical commandments not to even FELLOWSHIP with him. Here are the instructions: Romans 16:17-18, 2 Corinthians 6:14-17, Ephesians 5:11, Colossians 2:18, Galatians 5:8-12, etc. The "liberal" cannot take instruction, for his original purpose was to take Matthew 5:44,46 and apply it to the enemies of God, enemies of the Bible, and the enemies of the United States. "Loving your enemies," to a Christ-rejecting "liberal," means "loving those who HATE the Lord" (see 2 Chron. 19:2).
What follows Matthew 5 says,
1. No integration with the enemies of God, or Jesus Christ.
2. No compromise with any enemies of the Bible, or the Body of Christ.
3. And absolutely no fellowship (of any kind) with any sinner
who has not experienced the new birth
(2 Cor. 6:14-17, Romans 8:1-20, Phil. 4:1-19).
As soon as the Old Testament is replaced with the New, the old Adamic nature in the unsaved priests and ministers and "Bible" scholars reasserts itself, again, and perverts Biblical truth again. By confining themselves to the Jewish Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), and rejecting what the Author of that Sermon revealed to Paul (Acts 26:16, Gal. 1:6-12), "God is love" becomes just one more perverted Biblical quotation to back up a pagan philosophy which states: "go along and support everything, and cooperate with everybody or else get killed" (or, at least, fired, black-balled, excluded, "churched" or imprisoned).
Modern 20th century "Christianity" knows nothing about
God or love.
Neither does Mohammedanism, Buddish, Taoism, Communism,
Hinduism, socialism, Mormonism, atheism, Judaism, or humanism.
J. God's "love" is attended by suffering, pain, shame, reproach, nails, hate, whips, dying and death. "God so loved the world" (John 3:16); but don't you try that (1 John 2:15-16), because Jesus Christ never prayed for the "world" ONE DAY SINCE HE WENT BACK TO GLORY (John 17:9). This means that God's love begins and ENDS at Calvary. You find it there, or you don't find it. The WRATH of God "abides" upon any man who thinks God loves him apart from the sacrificial death of His Son (John 3:36, Gen. 22:1). Read about it. It is written in Ephesians 2, John 3 and Romans 1.
"Word studies" on the word "love" by apostate Fundamentalists (Vincent, Wuest, Zodhiates) using the "Hebrew" and the "Greek" (chasq, dod, royah, chachab, racham, ahabah, aheb, agapao, phileo, agape, philadelphos, etc.) yield nothing. Such word studies only takeyou down vertically into one verse where you wind up hitting your head on rock bottom. The truth about love--the whole truth and nothing but the truth--can only be discovered by studying "THE TRUTH" (John 17:17), the WHOLE TRUTH (Num. 23:19) and nothing but THE TRUTH (Gal. 3:1).
K. The Bible says that a man should always love his wife (Prov. 5:19). It says that a person can get "love sick" (Song 2:5; 5:8). It says that people will sin to find love (Jer. 2:33). It states that love needs to be confirmed at times (2 Cor. 2:8), and there is such a thing as "first love" (Rev. 2:2-6).
L. The Bible says that although "perfect love casteth out fear" (1 John 4:18), that a man who loves God will work out his salvation "with fear and trembling" (Phil. 2:12). A sinner who claims he LOVES God but does not FEAR Him (Acts 13:16, Psa. 96:4, 1 Peter 2:17, Col. 3:22, Psalm 147:11, 103:13,17; 115:13, Prov. 3:7; 24:21, etc.) does not KNOW HIM.
The passage in 1 John 4:18 was talking about a Christian fearing the loss of salvation; it had nothing to do with anyone not fearing sin, God, backsliding, compromise, or fruitlessness. The apostle Paul feared all of those things (Acts 20:19,31, 1 Cor. 2:3,4, 2 Cor. 12:20,21). Modern Christianity (and especially Fundamentalists and Evangelicals), who talk about "the love of God," are hot air experts: bullshooters (Romans 3:18, Isaiah 66:2). Read Romans 13:7, 1 Cor. 2:3, 2 Cor. 7:1; 7:15; 11:3 and Ephesians 5:21 before you let some backslidden apostate tell you that 1 John 4:18 is telling you "never fear your heavenly Father," etc. Look at Ephesians 6:5, written to the Body of Christ; now look at 1 Timothy 5:20. Every Christian was told to fear God. What they were not told to fear was man, ridicule, death or "losing salvation." Many of the most extravagant talkers in the Body of Christ on the subject of "love," fear RIDICULE more than they fear God, sin, or DEATH.
I. Love is connected with death.
II. Death is connected with sin.
III. Sin is connected with hatred, lust and WAR (James 4:1-4).
IV. War is connected with suffering.
V. Suffering is connected with love.
VI. Love isconnected to music.
VII. Music is connected with SINGING.
The proof that Biblical Christianity--I am not talking about "Protestanism" or "Catholicism"--presents to mankind the only true, real, and eternal love ("God is love") is that this love is connected with suffering, sin and death (Heb. 2:10-14). Jesus Christ died for sin and sins (1 Peter 2:24). He died literally (death) after suffering terribly (Isaiah 53, Psalm 22). He suffered "the just for the unjust" (1 Peter 3:18). He was HATED (John 15:25) because men hated the Father (John 15:24) and His words (John 8:47). And this is the only possible explanation to explain 1,000 songs being written about one dead man. He is supposed to still be dead. If He is, then you have a miracle past explaining: 1,000 songs--600 of them still being sung on a regular basis--about one founder of one religion, who stands absolutely alone in His "class"; for no founder of any religion can produce the musical requirements that LOVE demands.
Any religion that sidesteps suffering, hatred, war, death, sin, music and love is an inferior religion, a cheap counterfeit philosophy that can accomplish nothing for mankind. "The love of God" is revealed in one Book; it is revealed at ONE spot on this earth, involving ONE man, connected with ONE race (John 4:22). All other religions are either incomplete, impotent, or deadly, or all three.
M. In the Book, a believer is told to love the following things and people:
1. God the Father and Jesus Christ
2. The word and the words of God.
3. His wife and children.
4. Her husband and children.
5. The "Brethren"
6. His "neighbor"
7. New Jerusalem
8. The Lord's appearing
9. The souls of unsaved men.
N. On the negative side of the ledger--the believer is to:
1. Avoid all entanglements with the world system.
2. Reject the companionship of unsaved people, including their "fellowships."
3. Hate lying and falsehood.
4. Hate "self" and unrighteousness.
5. Reject, and oppose, any movement of the nations to "get together" (Genesis 11, Zephaniah 3, Deuteronomy 32).
6. Rebuke the deeds and "lifestyles" of unsaved sinners.
7. Make no treaties, pacts or agreements, or covenants with any ungodly people or nations.
God said He HATED six things, and two of them were PEOPLE (Prov. 6:16-19). No man can be a good lover of God unless he is a good hater of somethings. An image lover is a God HATER. At least those are the exact words which God spoke in regards to the Roman Catholics who erased the Second Commandment from the Decalogue. Look it up and see if anyone is "slandering" Roman Catholics. You will find it as we have stated it in Exodus 20:2-5. Look at verse 5. Look at it again. Memorize it. "
Nevertheless, this is the eternal theme song of all news outlets, all popes, all "ecumenicists," and all Communists and socialists. There is perfect equality (and no "class or racial distinctions") in a federal penitentiary, or a concentration camp. There is also "peace on earth." It is enforced by armed "peace keeping" forces: the "hacks."
In these institutions atheists, queers, Catholics, murderers, Moslems, rapists, idolaters, child molesters, fundamentalists, Hindus, dope heads, sex perverts, blacks, Orientals, adulterers, drunks, Bible teachers, fornicators, soul-winners and pagans have "EQUALITY AND FRATERNITY." The price is liberty: that is gone.
Since "God is love" then "everyone that LOVETH is born of God" (1 John 4:7). Notice that verse. That verse is handmade for every licentious fornicator on earth. That verse can be used to prove that every active sex pervert and adulterer in America is a "child of Cod" if he "LOVES his partner" (You can damn a man with scripture; it's done 5,000 times a day in eight denominations. Acts 2:38, Matt. 16:18, Eph. 1:4, Gal. 3:28, Rev. 7:3-6, Ecc. 3:19, Heb. 6:1-6; 10:26-33, Acts 13:48, Matt. 5:9,19, etc., etc.).
The serious student of "love" should observe how all of the news media sources, since 1933, work at this idea that you must "accept" people (and things) whom you don't like, and with whom you don't want to even association. This is in line with the "getting rid of opposites,". Your Constitutional right to "freedom of association" doesn't exist. It disappeared with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. When it comes to "association," every American has the same "rights" that all criminals in prison have, and all servicemen have: both are under Federal jurisdiction, control and twenty-four-hour-a-day surveillance. Their "associates" are picked for them. The entire population of the United States has been imprisoned since 1964; at least where freedom of association is concerned, it doesn't exist.
The purpose of the Civil Rights Act (1964) was to force anyone who believes the Book to have fellowship, and be "yoked up," with people who hate the Book (Bibliomalia), or fear the Book (Bibliophobia). This way, the Book could be silenced. All you had to do was make it a felony (called a "hate crime") if anyone believed what the Book said about blacks, queers, bossy women, women preachers, ecumenical movements, discipline of children, clean speech, abortion, segregation and integration, and even the United Nations. "Racial slurs," "ethnic slurs," and "sexual slurs" were to be interpreted in the light of CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the Associated Press, Life and Time Magazine, and USA Today, etc. In 1994, Janet Reno (a sex pervert from Miami) sent out directives to attorneys in the South stating that Bible-believing fundamentalists--including women and children--were to be considered as "TERRORISTS" by the FBI and Justice Department if there were any kind of an "uprising" against "Slick" Willie's Clintonistas.
The News Media's task is to make "hate" a federal offense; a "felony" to be handled by the SWAT teams (see Waco, Texas), the BATF and FBI (see the murder of Mrs. Randy Weaver, Idaho). These are the people (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, National Public Radio, Time, People and Life) who talk about "love" and everybody loving and "accepting" everybody. They are licensed killers.
"God is love."
Problem: "Our God is a consuming FIRE."
Problem: "The Lord your God is a JEALOUS God."
Problem: "I am jealous over you with a GODLY JEALOUSY" (2 Cor. 11:2).
Problem: "Then the ANGER of the Lord, and His JEALOUSY, shall smoke against that man...and the Lord shall blot out his name from under heaven" (Deut. 29:20,21). "They provoked Him to ANGER...for a FIRE is kindled in my ANGER and shall BURN into the lowest HELL"
O. We will not confine the
scriptural citations to the Old Testament; turn to the New Testament.
"In FLAMING FIRE taking vengeance upon them that know not God (Agnostics), and that obey not the Gospel" (2 Thess. 1:8).
"He will burn up the chaff with FIRE unquenchable" (Matt. 3:12).
"...shall be in danger of HELL FIRE" (Matt. 5:22). That one is from the favorite Biblical passage of every unsaved religious Ecumenicist on earth: The Sermon on the Mount. The speaker is Jesus Christ. Christ says: "They shall cast them into a furnace of FIRE" (Matt. 13:42).
It is the Lord Jesus Christ who speaks about HELL more times than any other speaker in the scriptures. He mentions it fifteen times. This is the speaker who had 1,000 songs written about Him praising His "LOVE." Remarkable, don't you think?
P. The word "love" will be found fourteen times in the Book of Ephesians, which deals with the Body of Christ as a matchmate to Eve, for whom Adam died (Eph. 5:28). The word "love" will be found twenty-six times in one Book in the Bible; it is not in the New Testament, it is in the Old Testament, where we printed the verses you read on pages. The name of the Book indicates that MUSIC is the mark of love, for the word "love" shows up twenty-six times in "The SONGS of SONGS which is Solomon's." In addition to this, the word "beloved" pops up in the "Song" thirty-three times. The word "love" only occurs twenty-three times in the Psalms, and the Psalms run 150 chapters to the eight chapters of the Song of Songs. The Song of Solomon is about Christ's BRIDE, for Solomon (as Christ) was "the Son of David" (see Matt. 1:1).
Where there is real LOVE, there is MUSIC and SONG. The Buddhist, Mohammedans, Hindus, Atheists and Humanists have no song, for they do not know what love is. They can only sing about their "god" or their "religion," or some vaporous, philosophical, esoteric "spiritual experience" where they contacted some undefinable "presence," or attained some incomprehensible "spiritual state".
They cannot love a man, for no man died for them, according to what they say they believe.
No Popes, no priests, no Golden Rule, no "Satori," no bishop, no church, no baptism, no Sacraments, no meditation, no alms, no beads, no Rosary, no prayer wheels, no penance, no social justice, no integration, no just economic distributions, no "classless" society, no oppressed minorities, no peace talks, and absolutely no one "accepting" ANYONE or trying to "get along with anyone" that they don't care to fool with; let alone trying to "prevent wars" by hiring "peace keepers."
There can be no peace on earth without LOVE, and "love" has been defined by its Author--"God is Love"--as man's Maker dying in his place. Nothing can match that love; nothing. If you do not know about that love, and have never experienced that love, then all of your pious, sentimental talk about "loving your neighbor," and "speaking the truth in love," and "don't offend the queers," and "don't use racial slurs" is just a ton of pagan BALONEY. You are in love with yourself (2 Tim. 3:1-2).
No man can understand LOVE till he understands Calvary. But what self-righteous sinner wants to become acquainted with blood, whips, tears, shame, nakedness, sweat, ridicule, pain and death? Read Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22. Read it again, and then compare it with ANY good deed that Mahatmas Gandhi, or Nelson Mandela (or John Brown) ever did in a lifetime.
Q. Here is the authentic historical record, recorded in a sacred Book which proves its "sacredness" and holiness by empirical mathematical, scientific standards, apart from anyone's "faith" in it or anyone's "religion" competing with it.
"When we were yet without
strength, in due time Christ died for the UNGODLY" (Rom.
"When we were ENEMIES we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son" (Rom. 5:10).
"For God hath made Him to be SIN for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Cor. 5:21).
"Christ hath redeemed us from the CURSE of the Law, being made a CURSE for us" (Gal. 3:13).
"For by one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified...this man, after He had offered ONE sacrifice for sins FOREVER, sat down at the right hand of God" (Heb. 10:14,12).
"HOW SHALL WE ESCAPE IF WE NEGLECT SO GREAT SALVATION?" (Heb. 2:3).
"We" won't. YOU won't. Mankind won't. The Jews didn't (Matt. 24:2). Neither will you if you are not a Jew (Romans 11:22-25).
What does that Book say about Gandhi's love for his fellowman? Or Mohammed's love for Arabs? Or Schweitzer's love for "mankind"? Or John Brown's love for publicity? It says this: "Greater LOVE hath no MAN than this; that he lay down his life for his FRIENDS" (John 15:13). "...for scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die--[there is human love at its peak]--but GOD commendeth HIS LOVE toward us, in that while we were yet SINNERS, Christ died for us" (Rom. 5:7,8).
All you have to do to wind up in a Lake of Fire is substitute human love for God's love, and you have twisted the best thing on this earth into a Frankensteinian Dracula that will suck the blood out of the nations to the tune of 475,000,000,000 gallons; 95,000,000,000 shot, stabbed, hung, burned or starved to death in less than ninety years. All it takes is replacing the First Commandment with the Second one (Matt. 27:36-40), and you are gone; you are "shredded." There is no such thing as loving your neighbor "as yourself" (Matt. 5:43; 19:19; 22:39, Romans 13:9, Galatians 5:4 and James 2:8) if you are going to throw out "the first and GREAT commandment" (Matt. 22:38), which always precedes the "one like unto it." Any atheist or humanist will accept the "one like unto it" as long as he can ignore the "first and great commandment." The "first and greatest" commandment required that the atheist or humanist love GOD; not man. You cannot do it, as required, until you realize how much HE LOVED YOU. This is the logical and scientific explanation for the hopeless condition of ALL atheists and humanists. They cannot love a God who not only allows history to "carry on" like it does, but has also failed to do anything for them. So they give Him "the boot" (Psalm 2), like they did Naboth (1 Kings 21) and the Husbandman's Son (Matthew 21:37). Then they take over the "vineyard" and attempt to run it themselves (Matt. 21:38). The results? International drug traffic, international terrorism, civil wars, 3,000,000 abortions a year, international chaos, search and seizure of assets, millions starving, millions dying of VD, world wars, national bankruptcy, 400,000,000 sex perverts, and 200 murders daily.
That is "The World Today." It is a world that got rid of the Bible and the God of the Bible. It is described in 2 Timothy 3, Revelation 13, Matthew 24 and the Psalms: Psalm 2, 10, 11, 14, 16, 52 and 53.