STRANGE NEW LOVE
For CENTURIES, love was about what one person in love could do for the other. When BOTH people were IN LOVE, they BOTH were mainly concerned with what they could do for each other.
For CENTURIES, love followed what God’s Word had to say about love–which is often referred to as “charity.”
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.”
“And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.”
For many who lived in ages past, the six verses of 1CORINTHIANS 13:4-8 and 13 were the very DEFINITION of what love was.
“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth…And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
Contrast these descriptions of SELFLESS love (charity) with the antics of the rich and celebrated, who constantly are in the news for their “love” which is SELFISH: that is, it puts the person in question FIRST, which that person’s considerations, feelings and behaviors AHEAD of the other person, supposedly the object of their “love.” The “love” which is chronicled DAILY in the ‘news’ is NOT love–as love was understood for CENTURIES.
Modern love is LOVE v2.0. In other words, MODERN LOVE is not love at all.
It is a STRANGE NEW LOVE.
It is DEFINITELY something else: perhaps a chemical combustion OR a business arrangement OR a convenience.
BUT, it is not love.
Listening to the rich and celebrated go on about their “love” should be enough to convince the skeptic that the rich and celebrated mostly have NO idea of what LOVE is.
The ‘love’ which is on display in the world today is PRACTICALLY “love, null and void.”
The ‘love’ which is on display in the world today is a STRANGE NEW LOVE–which is to say, it is not LOVE at all.
A good many who are not among the rich and celebrated know NOTHING of love. All they know is what has been pounded into their heads by entertainment, culture and MUSIC.
The ALMOST complete disappearance of traditional ‘love’ during the last days was foretold by God’s Word.
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
Yes, to the VAST majority of moderns, any feelings of affection or warmth is likely to be from LOVE v2.0.
MODERN LOVE is, indeed, a STRANGE NEW LOVE.
HAS the reader noticed the differences between the LOVE that is traditionally honored and the modern version? TO what does the reader attribute these differences?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ” –1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” -–Romans 1:16
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: June 23, 2021.]
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