Our All-Powerful, Loving God sends his only begotten son to be born of a virgin as a gift to mankind.

Who could argue with love?

The ruler Herod sends soldiers to kill all the boys in and around Bethlehem. (Matthew 2:16) But the wise men bowed down and worshipped the baby Jesus (Matthew 2:10)

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Even as a child Jesus loved to talk about God, amazing people with his understanding and his answers.

Who could argue with love?

His mother and father asked “Why have you done this to us? We have been frantic looking for you!”

Jesus asks, “Why did you need to search, didn’t you know I must be in my Father’s house?” (Luke 2:48-49)

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Parents brought their little children to Jesus so He could touch and bless them.

Who could argue with love?

The disciples scolded the parents for bothering Jesus. But Jesus said “Let the children come to me.  Don’t stop them.  For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.” (Luke 18:15-16)

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Jesus talks and socializes with people society judges and rejects.  He befriends sinners.

Who could argue with love?

The Pharisees saw this and asked the disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with such scum?” Jesus hears and says “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.” (Matthew 9:12-13)

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Jesus taught that we shouldn’t seek revenge or be a hypocrite, we should love our enemies, forgive and show mercy.

Who could argue with love?

Some of the people and the religious leaders said, “He’s demon possessed and out of his mind, why listen to a man like that?” (John 10:17) Chief Priests and elders schemed to arrest Jesus and kill him. (Matthew 26:4) Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself.  (Matthew 22:37-39)

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God shows how much he loved us by having Christ die for us, even though we were sinners.

Who could argue with love?

The Council said Jesus deserves to die.  They spit in his face and struck him with their fists (Matthew 26:66-67)  The Roman soldiers flogged Jesus with a whip and mocked him, giving him a crown of thorns. (Matthew 27:26-30)  Being nailed to the cross and crucified as a criminal, Jesus said “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

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God sent Jesus as a Prince of Peace, to show in the flesh how we are meant to love.

Who could argue with love?

But through worldly ways, that type of love was rejected.  Then and now, there are people who are driven by hate and violence.  They argue and hurt others instead of showing love.

But in God’s Kingdom  — Love wins !!!!

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2 thoughts on “Who Could Argue With Love?

  1. Lots here. Once the leap is made from God to a revealed religion (in this case Christianity)..

    A few things:
    Matthew 2:16: Herod kills ALL boys in/around Bethlehem, two years and younger – A horrible genocide to be sure. Yet totally ignored by historians of the day? Even Josephus who documented Herod’s life in detail never mentions this?
    Luke 2:48-49: It’s not realistic to think parents would not know where their kid was for this long. They look for him for 3 days and when they find him there is no punishment and/or apology? He basically blames them for not knowing he was doing his father’s business? I can’t buy it.
    Luke 18:15-16: Its good to be childlike? (1st Corinthians 13.11?)

    There are MANY more if you decide to look for them. The contradictions, intolerance, absurdity, cruelty, insults to woman, etc. are everywhere in the Bible. I think it was Mark Twain who said, “it’s not the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me. It’s the parts I do understand!” Funny how some passages can be pretty clear, yet be interpreted completely different by believers (or conveniently overlooked).

    I can’t believe a virgin can conceive a child. I can’t believe someone can rise from the dead, etc. These leaps of faith are where the rubber hits the road.

    Needless to say I don’t buy Christianity, but spirituality is a highly personal thing. In the end, peace of mind is a hard thing to find. It should be embraced wherever it is found.

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    1. You are right that there are many horrible things it the Bible. Shocking. Disgusting. And people have twisted parts to force it to have some higher meaning. Lots of examples of lower than low human behavior, some of it claiming the Lord told them to do it. Sickening, for sure.

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