The Ministry of Reconciliation
The definition of love is written for us in 1 Corinthians 13 and it starts in verse 4. " Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way ... hopes all things, endures all things." Love is always God's plan. When we here, "God is love", this is what he means. God doesn't keep records or wrongs nor is he resentful of us and we can read about that in 2 Corinthians 5:18,19 "All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation...". We have the privilege to take the message of reconciliation to the world. We are sheep, not children. But I seem to get beat up a lot at the church I attend. What are your thoughts?If we cannot lose our salvation then what do we do with the scriptures like John 15:1 and 2, and other Scriptures?Who or what determines who believes and who doesn't and why?Leonard ask about Hebrews 6:4 concerning repentance.What does it mean when it says that Jesus "emptied himself" in Philippians 2:7?