There has been a lot of noise lately regarding the word, “Love”. A group of individuals who are called, “homosexuals”, won the right to marry and the President of the United States stands on his soapbox and acclaims with them, “Love won”. Love won! Makes one wonder then, what is love?
The only Book of any value defines “love” in this way:
“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” 1 John 4:8 (KJV)
So, based upon Scripture, the problem is not so much regarding “love” as much as it means “knowing God!”
If you must resort to secular resources for the definition of “love”, you will find one which says, “Love is unknowable”. Now, if you equate God and Love being equal, the same, then the premise here is, “God is unknowable, too”! That doesn’t make me feel any better.
Without going into the many different forms of love, “Greek” definitions, this is found on Wikipedia:
“Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection (“I love my mother”) to pleasure (“I loved that meal”). It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. It can also be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection—”the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another”. It may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one’s self or animals.”
A bit convoluted when you consider a description being described in 76 words versus (no pun intended) of a verse which simply states in 3 words: God is love. So, this would leave me thinking, if I’m to understand what love is, I have to get to know who God is. If I don’t know who God is, then it is impossible for me to understand what love is. Can one love without knowing God? I have to answer: “it might be something, maybe infatuation, but it cannot possibly be considered love.”
Love didn’t win, as per President Obama, because God didn’t win. God gave His stamp of approval when He first put a man and a woman together, and called them, “man and wife”, “marriage”, and founded it as the basis of a family. And they became “one” individual which could not be separated, by the mere fact, He took her out of him, and merely rejoined the two together, by marriage, by Himself, because He Himself is called “love”, which they have for themselves being each other, meaning one. How is this achievable through homosexual unions? It is impossible.
Ever tried to look up the word, “homo” and “hetero”? What you will find is pretty much basic once you get through the fluff. Homo pretty much mean, “same”, whereas “hetero” means “different”. From a hetero perspective, I can “love” you because you’re “different”, and when we are married we become the “same”, whereas how does that work by putting together the same things and ending the same? It needs to be, um, different, doesn’t it? In order for it to work. Work? Yep, everything to work. The major rule we all learned in school was “opposites attract”. Magnets, etc.
But I stray from my point. When one gets to know God they learn God has parameters. He defines what is proper or wrong. He determines what is good or bad. He can. He’s God. And if you develop a relationship with Him, and He with you, a “bond” is formed called “love” and you want to do those things which pleases Him and not disappoint Him. We do this because we “love” and He does for us what He does because He “loves” us. It’s a working relationship. When this is perverted, or made to work differently than what He has established, it is no longer “love” but “hate”, which is the opposite of “love”. So, either you “hate” God or you “love” Him, but you cannot classify that you “love” Him IF you do what He doesn’t want you to do.
It’s really not that complicated. What complicates matters is when you want to have it your way, call it what you want, and then believe God has given His blessings upon your, for lack of a better word, “mess”!
No, homosexuals didn’t win because of “love”. They won because they “hate” all what God stands for. There is a difference!