This one Bible verse can save Theologians 20 years of Bible school:
1John 3:4 “Sin is the transgression of the law.”
Listen in on Pastor Crouch teach on the Sin Relationship and transgression of the law.
One page handout:
Definition of True Biblical Love Cannot Be Lawlessness
1John 2:4 “He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
We cannot love God without loving His commandments, and we do not love ourselves until we love our Creator, since we were made by Him, to Him, and For Him. All things that pertain to life liberate us more toward His Kingdom law governance where we are to be Royal Priests and now serve as Ambassadors and Royal Heirs of the King of Kings. After we “delight greatly in all of His commandments”, then we love ourselves, and only then we are ready to love our neighbor as our self.
This subject is of vital importance because we’re told to love God #1, this is the first of all the great commandments. God is THE WORD (John 1:1). The commandments are always called “The Word of God”. All of His commandments have always been love, and God is LOVE.
Which “definition of love” is shown in scripture: Loving God is obeying His word. If you love someone you don’t deliberately disobey direct requirements.
Let us read the Bible’s Definition of love, right out of the Scripture. The most important and emphasized love.
LOVE DEFINITION: 1John 5:2 “By this we know that we love the children of THE LORD, when we love THE LORD, and keep His commandments.”
We know that Christ kept all of God’s commandments as we’re told to also take up our crosses and follow those same commandments:
John 15:10 “If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.”
LOVE DEFINITION: 1John 5:3 “For this is the love of THE LORD, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous.”
(showing once again what the definition of love is)
You heard it right, after you have kept all the commandments, then you have loved. Jesus said our rewards come from keeping even all of the least of the commandments as well See Matthew 5:19: “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (that’s talking about rewards, not salvation)
Luke 11:42: “But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” (Jesus never said we can now violate any of the commandments, only that we fulfill them better in fullness of love.)
Jesus, the eternal God said in John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
LOVE DEFINITION: John 14:21 “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
Of course love also includes the full definition found in 1Corinthians 13 “love is patient, kind, …etc”, however love will not let your neighbor walk on the wrong side of the street into oncoming traffic. The loving thing to do would be to warn him, or for a moment even push him out of the way of the oncoming car if needed.
Loving Thy Neighbor As Stated In Leviticus 19:18
We see the bible’s definition of loving our neighbor, as commanded by God is to rebuke him of transgressing God’s law,
(Note the only lawful neighbors are those of our own race, if you have neighbors of other racial cultures you are to come out from among them and be separate. Only the workplace and in business are areas for other racial cultures etc, not for our family, social and worship lives in Christ).
Lev 19:17-18 “Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.” Forgive them quickly as “you’ve gained your brother”, as not to bear a grudge.
Eze 33:9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Act 20:31 “Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.” True love is to rebuke & warn your neighbor! God is the only one supreme to fear!
We can’t sit idle while our neighbor commits cultural suicide, or even commits any sin. Many promote the genocide, murder, annihilation and COMPLETE GENOCIDE of the white Christian race unknowingly. Technically they’re spiritually guilty simply for not speaking out against it as our God has commanded us. We must say or do something to convict their hearts of any sin, but especially a big one like inter-racialism which is not only called a sin, but an abomination to Almighty God. There are big sins and little sins. Big sins like racemixing facilitate a need for us to speak out bolder. Race mixing is listed as a bigger sin like the sin of murder, as it takes many lives from His kingdom. While we know God does command that we elect lawful courts and enact Christian laws that restores the capital punishment penalties for those who do this crime. Some would argue this crime of mixing is more severe than shedding innocent blood. Every hand of man and beast that lifts its hand against the Adam-man race God requires a brother of the Adam person to ensure such penalty gets accomplished (by enacting good Christian laws). This has been central to the Nation’s laws as they have been in every generation till now: only this generation has been the one of the great falling away. This crime of racemixing (still a felony in most US States till 1968) shouldn’t go unspoken against. Otherwise we will be held liable ourselves as a sin of omission before heaven, and found guilty of approving it.
Tts 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
and deal as Paul,
1Ti 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
and, 2Ti 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
and, Deu 13:11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you.
and, Deu 17:13 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously.
but, 1Ti 5:1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;
and, 1Ti 5:19-20 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses. Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
Isa 58:1-2 “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.”
So we see clearly the true definition of loving your neighbor is rebuking him sharply, but remembering not to be quick to judge and to forgive those that have a true “willing” heart to do all that God commands. If their heart is closed to God, then God help him.
Jhn 3:20-21 “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
2Ch 19:10 “And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the LORD, and so wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass.”
Although politics may sometimes persecute us for our love, it’s he who endures to the end will be saved. Take for example the belief in 200 Bible Scriptures which were the basis of our Christian laws that ensured Interracial Marriage was Outlawed in 41 states in America under Biblical Law. In the 1960s every single church practiced racial segregation, and that was considered true love. He is the same God yesterday, today and forever, rewarding obedience and punishing the rebellious nations. As Paul said, “come out of babylon and be ye separate“. This is the true love with God who commanded His law to a thousand generations. Christ Himself is the eternal God who gave His eternal law to Moses.