How we know God

The only way to know God is to live in his love and to share it with others.

This is how the Scriptures put it:

Beloved, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. (1 John 4:7-12)

In just a few short verses, forms of the word “love” are used 15 times. Get the point?

Knowing God = living love

To be a theologian is to be a lover.

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