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Love in Christianity

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LOVE IN CHRISTIANITY In this work I will examine love in Christianity by answering two questions (of different nature) about it; one of them about its importance, the other about the way it can be shown. IS IT IMPORTANT FOR CHRISTIANS TO LOVE GOD? Yes, it is important, at least to those people who want to follow the teaching of the gospels; Jesus stated that the 2 greatest commandments that sum up the 10 Commandments were "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strenght." and "Love your neighbour as yourself" (Mark 12:30-31). ...read more.

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I myself think that it is important to love God if this makes the person feel good about themselves and motivates them to show care to other people; even though I would overal say that it is much more important to love your neighbour. EXPLAIN HOW A CHRISTIAN CHURCH OR ORGANISATION CAN SHOW LOVE FOR GOD AND LOVE FOR OTHER PEOPLE IN THE LOCAL AREA. Love of God and of others is undoubtely the most important message of the New Testament. It is a summary of Jesus of Nazareth's teachings and this message stays beyond everything he taught us. The two main points on which Christianity stands are, according to Jesus the believe, and love, of one God, and the care we show to those around us. ...read more.

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makes it clear that those who didn't help the needy will end up in Hell (where they will spent eternity suffering) because they didn't help God himself. Because of this, many Christian organisations with the aim of providing help to the needy were found. A good example of this is the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, which was found in the 19th century by a French Christian, at the time 20 years old Fr�d�ric Ozanam (beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1997) who saw that the poor Parisians were suffering from great hardship; this society still exists today, succesfully helping the people in need in many different ways, from offering shelter, food and drink to letting them speak about their problems or assisting them in getting a job. ~~Albert Ferkl ...read more.

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