Test of Your Agape Love

Test 6 of 9

1 John 2:9-11 says,

  • Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.

  • 1 John 3:14-15 says,

  • We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death. Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.

  • 1 John 4:20 says,

  • If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.

  • Hate: 1. Dislike intensely. 2. The emotion of intense dislike. 3. A feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action. (WordNet, Princeton University, June 2010)

    1 John 3:16-20 says,

  • This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

  • Questions:

    (Be honest with yourself! Data is stored temporarily for your eyes only. This also means you can go back and change your answers.)

    Do you strongly dislike another Christian (be honest)?

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    For those Christians who you disagree with, do you do to them as you would have them do to yourself (love them)? Write down examples of what you've done recently before answering the question.

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    Further clarification if needed(expand/retract)

    Have you acted out the love that you say you have in giving to another's needs, whether food, clothing, shelter or other need (not want/desire), wherever you've seen this need?

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