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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Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org). He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. 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. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. 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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