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Sincere Love of God and Others

February 15, 2016

 

1 Timothy 5:1-2 AMPC … Do not sharply censure or rebuke an older man, but entreat and plead with him as [you would with] a father. Treat younger men like brothers; 2 [Treat] older women like mothers [and] younger women like sisters, in all purity.

Treat others as if in a family relationship, “in all purity”.

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Remember these questions: Without obeying the Truth through the Holy Spirit can there be any real/sincere biblical love for each other? For the Father and the Son?

The answers are found in 1 Peter 1:21-23. 🙂

Biblical sincere love of God and others comes only through Christ.

Biblical sincere love(a pure heart) does not exist apart from obedience to the Truth(ever living&lasting Word) through the Holy Spirit. –1 Pe 1:21-23

Biblical sincere love is not only clinging to what is good, it is also separating, departing from evil.  –Ro 12:9

* Interesting how this is related to “abiding” in Christ and “doctrine” 

=> only the one who continues in the doctrine of Christ(does not go off the map) lives and has both the Father and the Son and is able to have sincere biblical love. –2 Jn 1:9

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1 Peter 1:21-23 AMPC … Through Him you believe in (adhere to, rely on) God, Who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him honor and glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God. 22 Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart.  23 You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin (seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.

From NetBible 1 Pe 1:22

  • NKJV … Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart
  • BBE … And as you have made your souls clean, being ruled by what is true, and loving one another without deceit, see that your love is warm and from the heart
  • sincere[505] = genuine, without hypocrisy
  • pure[2513] = clean
    – purified by fire
    – like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit
    – free from every admixture of what is false, sincere genuine
  • “having purified,” as the preparation for the love described in the second half of the verse.

From NetBible Ro 12:9

  • NASB … Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
  • BBE … Let love be without deceit. Be haters of what is evil; keep your minds fixed on what is good.
  • NRSV … Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.
  • sincere[505] = genuine, without hypocrisy
  • hate[655] = abhor, separate from[575]
  • hold fast[2853] = cling, keep company with, be united, glue together

From Commentary 2 Jn 1:9

  • NRSV … Everyone who does not abide in the teaching of Christ, but goes beyond it, does not have God; whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
  • to advance beyond the limits of the (Christian) doctrine
    => contains an ironical allusion to the pretensions of the false teachers to have advanced to a “higher” degree of knowledge.
    *From Zondervan KJV Study Bible -this going too far refers to the Gnostics who believed they had advanced beyond the teachings of the apostles(doctrine of Christ). This especially refers to the true teaching about Christ as the incarnate God-man(fully God-fully man -word made flesh(Jn 1:14) at birth). The Gnostics believed the Holy Spirit came temporarily upon the man Jesus between His baptism and crucifixion
  • Anyone who goes beyond the doctrine of Christ(follows off the map)
    => has no “true” knowledge or relationship to God or Christ
  •  It is necessary not merely to believe in God but to believe in Him “through Christ” (1 Pe 1:21).

 

2 John 1:5-11 AMPC … And now I beg you, lady (Cyria), not as if I were issuing a new charge (injunction or command), but [simply recalling to your mind] the one we have had from the beginning, that we love one another. 6 And what this love consists in is this: that we live and walk in accordance with and guided by His commandments (His orders, ordinances, precepts, teaching). This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you continue to walk in love [guided by it and following it]For many imposters (seducers, deceivers, and false leaders) have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge (confess, admit) the coming of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) in bodily form. Such a one is the imposter (the seducer, the deceiver, the false leader, the antagonist of Christ) and the antichrist. 8 Look to yourselves (take care) that you may not lose (throw away or destroy) all that we and you have labored for, but that you may [persevere until you] win and receive back a perfect reward [in full]. 9 Anyone who runs on ahead [of God] and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ [who is not content with what He taught] does not have God; but he who continues to live in the doctrine (teaching) of Christ [does have God], he has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine [is disloyal to what Jesus Christ taught], do not receive him [do not accept him, do not welcome or admit him{as a fellow Christian}] into [your] house or bid him Godspeed or give him any encouragement. 11 For he who wishes him success [who encourages him, wishing him Godspeed] is a partaker in his evil doings.
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Treat Others In All Purity

Sincere Love

July 4, 2014

Romans 12:9 AMPC …  [Let your] love be sincere (a real thing); hate what is evil [loathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good.

From NetBible Ro 12:9

  • NASB … Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
  • BBE … Let love be without deceit. Be haters of what is evil; keep your minds fixed on what is good.
  • NRSV … Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.
  • sincere[505] = genuine, without hypocrisy
  • hate[655] = abhor, separate from[575]
  • hold fast[2853] = cling, keep company with, be united, glue together

* Sincere love = both turning, separating from evil{hate evil} and clinging to good{fix your mind on good}

1 Peter 1:22 AMPC … Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart.

From NetBible 1 Pe 1:22

  • NKJV … Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart
  • BBE … And as you have made your souls clean, being ruled by what is true, and loving one another without deceit, see that your love is warm and from the heart
  • sincere[505] = genuine, without hypocrisy
  • pure[2513] = clean
    – purified by fire
    – like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit
    – free from every admixture of what is false, sincere genuine
  • * “having purified,” as the preparation for the love described in the second half of the verse.

* Sincere love = obeying the Truth through the Holy Spirit