May 20, 2023

John 3:16 

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

If God loved and loves me with all my sins how can I, such a sinner as I am not love others?

Ephesians 2:4–5 

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

2 Corinthians 5:14–15

14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died;

15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

Philippians 1:21

21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

To those who do not know Christ this makes no sense. To those who know Christ, it is total and absolute freedom.