The Definition Of Love In The New Testament

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“Love” is a word many know what is, but few can give a connotative definition. Love is a concept that changes from culture to culture and from generation. One of the foundational books in Western Culture, the New Testament Bible, talks about love. One can learn much about what Christians think and believe about love in the New Testament. The New Testament gives a definition of love, shows where love comes from, how to love others, how the Father loves us, and how we love the Father. The New Testament Bible shows the definition of love. When the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth he gave a definition of what love should be, he says:
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; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. (I Cor. 13.4-8)
The passage reminds, or rather tells, the reader what love should be and what attributes love has. What could strike the reader as most important is the fact that, according to Paul, love bares all, believes, all, hopes all, and endures all. This shows that according to the New Testament, love is something that endures all, love is everlasting. Love is not something that can be turned on like a light
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