The About The Old Command That 's New Essay

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In the last chapter we talked about the old command that 's new. The Christian life is one of love. We are called to love God and love others. Those who do that, who follow God 's command to love, who love like Christ, are his. But where does our love stop? Is there a limit or are there things that we are not to love? John moves his discussion to just that topic. John starts out by warning us not to "love the world or the things in the world". What is John talking about? We might think back to his gospel and remember that famous passage, the one everyone knows. The one we see at sporting events; John 3:16.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
A great passage of scripture, one that teaches us the way in which God has loved the world. God has loved the world or has shown his love for the world by giving his son, Jesus. But how can God love the world and yet John tells us not to love the world? Is this some kind of contradiction? The word "world" is like any other word. It has different meanings depending on context. If I said "grab the mouse". You might not want to do that if I 'm talking about an animal called a "mouse", but you would have no issue grabbing the mouse if what I 'm pointing to is a computer "mouse". Context is key. In John 3:16 that passage is talking about humanity, people, the human family. God loves the human race. He loves all people, all kinds of…

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