April 26: My One Sentence Bible

 

Sorry for the absence of My One Sentence Bible series! Here it begins, again…

What is My One Sentence Bible?

People always want to make secondary issues primary. To Jesus, ‘love’ is always primary. Stop confusing ‘love’ for what you think is more important, because it’s not. [John 13:31-38]

Jesus is a flesh representation of God. Thus, you know God’s primary concern is ‘love’ because of Jesus. [John 14:1-7]

What you believe you are certain of. And what you are certain of you will act upon accordingly. [John 14:8-21]

Much love.

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About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org). He is the award winning author of two books and a DVD curriculum, and his new book 86%: Groundbreaking Research on the LGBT Community and Religion, will release November 2015. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. He is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland where he is researching and teaching at the University of St. Andrews, earning his PhD in Constructive Theology and Ethics. His research focuses on the theology and praxis of social reconciliation between victims and their perpetrators. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • Steve

    But that begs the question, “What is love?” Is it merely affection? Is it admiration of someone’s good qualities? Or is it something more?

    One good definition of love which I’ve heard goes like this: “To seek the good of the other, for the sake of the other.” That is to say, to desire what is best for another person without any self-interested motive.

    And what is good for another person? The highest good is that person’s union with God. So encouraging a person in something which moves them further away from God would not truly be love – even if it involves affection and admiration.

    So what moves us toward God and away from God? Well, sir… that’s why the Bible is more than one sentence long.


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