The great and powerful thrust
Without a proper identity the ideal of responsible behaviour does not get off the ground. The commandment is stated in a circular way. Love from God’s perspective (the SON-view) peaks in dying and rising from the dead for others. Love from humanity’s perspective peaks in the lifestyle (not events) of humble loving service. All the talk about obedience (doing, guarding, teaching, learning) are a distraction from God’s completed work.
Of what is the Lamb of the foundation evidence?
Salvation is a deliberate plan, not a case of intervention. It declared a many-sided wisdom and the fullness of love. John calls the revelation the Father’s only-begotten’s glory. It demonstrated God’s righteousness and his gift of the same to us.
The full meaning of God’s self-revelation
Exodus records that God said “You shall not” (vss. 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17). However Jesus and James seem to understand the Covenant as saying do not ever kill, commit adultery, steal or witness falsely.
Did God say “don’t ever” sin”?
What would be God’s intent in saying to human beings “Don’t ever sin” if he was not prepared with the remedy for man’s choice to sin? Our one-strike you’re out righteousness is a nonstarter. God stands ready to forgive the proverbial 491st sin.
It seems that the prohibition that should matter most now that God is personally with us is “Stop being afraid”. It is the expression that is common with every divine visitation. We slip so often off the highway of love when things we should not fear get the best of us! We don’t ever need to ask where is God where is his love.
By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. 1 John 4:17