The author provides a short history of Patrick, known as the "apostle of Ireland," indeed one of the most successful missionaries to Ireland. The article draws important lessons from the life of Patrick, including Christ's command to "love your enemies and do good to those who hate you" (Luke 6:27).
God has a right to call down judgment on his enemies. God hates unrighteousness. In the Psalms, the people of God express this judgment in their songs and prayers. This has nothing to do with personal vindictiveness, but rather foreshadows God's final judgment and is a call to return to God, who judges in righteousness.
In this article, both the Old Testament and the New Testament are examined to discover the whole spectrum of the meaning of love in the Bible.
A deeply distressed father sat for two weeks in a pediatric ICU, watching his three-year-old son slowly die. During those two weeks he read through, quite surprisingly, a book on the Gospel. He later wrote to me, “I want to say to you the Gospel really is for real life.” This article is about sin and the forgiveness of sin.
From John’s epistles this article shows that Christians fulfill the command to love only when they know that love is of God, love for God leads to love for saints, and this love cannot be hidden but expressed.
Love is the desire of every human. Yet it is also one area where most fail. Why? This article explains that love can only flow from God's love.
Bibically, Christians are characterized by love. This article explains why Christian love is different from worldly love, and how this love can be cultivated among Christians.
What is the meaning of love? This article shows that love is a disposition implanted into needful human hearts by the prevailing grace of God. By it we are enabled to joyfully obey the revealed desires of our Creator, both toward the Lord himself and toward others. Without this work of God, man would remain doomed.
This article shows what it means to love your neighbour by pointing to the nature of biblical love modeled for us by God. This love is sacrificial, is not envious, and seeks the good of others.
How can I truly experience and feel God's love for me?
Through much of the history of the Church those who have articulated Christian doctrine have viewed narcissism as the original and fundamental human problem. Augustine declared that the "primal destruction of man was self-Iove". This article takes an in-depth view at the role of the "I" in the confrontation with the Kingdom of God, where the most important one is the one who know how to be a servant.
What is romantic love? This study says it refers to the love of two persons of the opposite sex for one another, understood and expressed in terms of attraction and devotion. This love includes delight and joy in appreciation of each other, including the sexual and physical aspects. The study offers a fresh look at the Bible's understanding of romantic love especially in relation to courtship and marriage.
Nolland studies Matthew 5:43-48 and other key texts that highlights the command to love our enemies as a priority in Christian discipleship. He further sheds light on Jesus’ teaching by setting it in the wider context not only of Matthew’s gospel but also of the ancient world and the Old Testament. He demonstrates that, without being critical of the Old Testament, Jesus radically extends its teaching.