A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. - John 13:34–35
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. - 1 Corinthians 13:4–13
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. - 1 John 4:7–11
"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."
EnochWalked: ceufast.com/blog/the-deadliest-pandemics-in-history Interesting sense of perspective. Covid-19 is currently the 13th deadliest pandemic in human history. The 12th deadliest (an 8th century Japanese smallpox epidemic) was about twice as deadly.
Oct 21, 2020 0:01:00 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54626632 'Berlin mystery attack targets 70 museum artefacts' 'At least 70 artefacts were sprayed with an oily liquid' 'the Pergamon Museum, is home to the "Throne of Satan".' Did someone just "consecrate" the altar?
Oct 21, 2020 20:39:28 GMT -6
sog: EW: Reverse psychology.
Oct 22, 2020 7:08:39 GMT -6
EnochWalked: sog: That does make some sense, thank you. Presumably they were relying on those potential Democrat voters to react in defiance, as in "I'm not going to give in to those threats!". Iran must see them as brave (or at least spite-driven) and manipulable.
Oct 22, 2020 7:24:51 GMT -6
EnochWalked: restofworld.org/2020/weibo-bombing/ "Thousands of Weibo accounts have been deleted as China’s government cracks down on free speech." “This was an attack on your life, your memory, your social network, and your identity as a whole.”
Oct 22, 2020 11:46:38 GMT -6
EnochWalked: It's sad that the UN needed to be told that they can't redefine "health care" to mean "killing babies", but it's really great that the Trump administration seems to have taken the lead here. Unfortunately it doesn't directly change national policies.
Oct 22, 2020 18:42:19 GMT -6