The effect of Christianity in Western Culture is exceptionally underrated in countless ways. The Christian Church often impacts education, healthcare, welfare, politics, art and many other cultural aspects in everyday life. Jesus spoke in The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37 NIV) and explained to his disciple what is expected out of him in order to obtain eternal life. He defined what a neighbor is which further instills the core of Christianity and instructs those to give blessing to those who are less fortunate or despair. Christianity has shaped, molded and laid the foundation for Western Civilization.
One of the most profound theme found throughout the Bible is love. The Bible is God’s love story to mankind. It begins with God’s creation of the world and all that is in it so carefully created with man in mind to flourish and love God and one another. “God is Love” (John 1:4-8 NIV) so accurately describes the Old Testament. God was teaching man precisely how to love God, oneself …show more content…
The word love can have many different meanings. According to Meriam Webster dictionary, love is the strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties or the love of things is an attachment, devotion or admiration for an inanimate object. Another definition in the dictionary of love that most resembles the definition that God shows us throughout scripture is unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another or fatherly love. In 1Corinthians 13, we see Paul accurately define what exactly love is. This is the greatest definition to ever be told of the love that God expects us to have for him, ourselves and each other. It is made clear that with all powers and possessions in the world, without love those things are