By Stefan Alesi
The sixth proof for true and genuine faith is selfless love.
The Wiki dictionary says – selfless is: “too put the welfare of others above your own” (http://de.wiktionary.org/wiki/selbstlos)
In Wikipedia is explains love: “Is the term for the strongest affection and esteem, which a human being to be able, to give someone else. It is not necessary that this is reciprocated. It is a more potent sentiment than a simple liking for another.” (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebe)
It thus follows from these definitions, that for everyone who loves selflessly, is first intent cares about the welfare of his fellow men and give his strongest affection and esteem too his fellow. The selflessly loving needed no reciprocate and certainly not he thinks of his own advantage.
Just this love describes the apostle John in 1 John 2, 9: „Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.“and also in the 1.John 3, 14: „We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death.“ And last but not least in 1.John 4, 7: „Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.“
The more I think about these verses, the more I am amazed, that today there are many people who argue, to be a Christian and to have the Holy Spirit; thereby however treat their fellow badly, opinionated, quarrelsome, jealous, envious, and insulting. Either, these people have no idea who their fellow man, or they follow a false doctrine.
Anyone who has in yourself the real and true faith must however know, that Jesus Christ will never be accepted such persons!
Just today in our computer age, abound on the platforms of social media very many people, which claim, they are God’s beloved children, but every posted contribution, that does not fit into their worldview, to comment with abusive, inhumane and worst accusations. But such comments are the best witness for somebody does not know God. Because such comments lacks all that Jesus Christ ever taught about patience, kindness, morality and charity. Many people obvious forgot the theorem: – So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! –
We are now in spite of the many Christian religions exactly in this situation, Jesus Christ has warned us: The people are heartless and the love is grown cold!
I think, it is high time to let the false doctrines of humans behind us and to seek with all of our strength, the authentic and truthful Jesus Christ. Therefore let us finally to stop, thinking that the Bible must be interpreted. Let us also stop to believe, the many of different interpretations from the Bible of the Pharisees and scribes.
You think, the Pharisees and scribes are extinct? But I tell you, they are not extinct, they call themselves just different!
If you are in relation to statements in the Bible a little bit unsure, then pray to God and the Holy Spirit will teach you everything!
So, now you can check yourself and think about, how you treat your fellow men. Are you so far, that the welfare from your fellow man is for you much more important as your own? Do not lose heart, still seeking more than ever before a fellowship with God and his Son Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Remember, Jesus Christ gives us salvation, but not at any price. Most certainly he will not redeem those which show by their behaviour, that they do not want redemption. How should someone who here and now loves himself most and seeks only to his advantage, in eternity where the laws and commandments of God have validity, May suddenly have community with the people in love?
I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. All you have made will praise you, O Lord; your saints will extol you. They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all men may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendour of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy. My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever. Amen
From: Christsein Heute