Did Jesus Teach Pacifism?

Did Jesus teach pacifism? If so, how far does this go? What is pacifism? Pacifism is a commitment to peace and holding to a direct opposition to war. It includes settling all disputes in a peaceful way, but pacifism is more of an attitude than anything else. It is a determination of the will to seek peace over conflict and to use all means necessary to do achieve peace. It could be said to be an attitude or policy of nonresistance. The Brethren Church, to which I belong to, are a people of … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Young Love

Here are seven Bible verses about young love. Ephesians 5:28 “In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.” The command for husbands to love their wives isn’t just a suggestion, but it’s given as an imperative command that husbands should love their wives but to love them much more than just words. They are to love their wives as they love their own bodies, meaning that they take good care of themselves and make sure all their needs … [Read more...]

7 Bible Verses About Loving Those That Hurt Us

Here are seven Bible verses about loving those who are hurting.Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” I have several friends, but there is one friend that stands out above the others and he’s extremely close to me because he has comforted me when I needed it most, he has encouraged me when I needed it the most, and he’s loved me closer than my own brother has, and always just when I needed it the most. I know that it was only by God’s sovereignty t … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Lost Souls?

Does the Bible mention “lost souls?” If so, what does it say about them?Seeking God? The old hymn, “Amazing Grace” mentions that we were all once lost but now we’re found. Sometimes we get this reversed by saying, “I found God,” but my question is, “Was God missing?” No, none of us really seek after God. The Apostle Paul reminds us, by quoting Old Testament verses (Psalm 41:1, 53:1, 143:2), that “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God” (Rom3:10-11). Are ther … [Read more...]

7 Bible Verses That Make You Feel Loved

Here are seven Bible verses that I hope will make you feel loved by God.Romans 5:6-8 “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” It’s difficult to imagine that Jesus died for us while we were still wicked sinners (Rom 5:8) and the ungodly (Rom 5:6) and who were nat … [Read more...]

A Sunday School Lesson On Loving Your Neighbor

Here is a Sunday school lesson or Bible study about loving your neighbor.Loving God First Mark 12:30-31 “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-32 is when Jesus had told the scribes what the greatest of all the commandments were as a response to the time when “the scribes cam … [Read more...]