Your fancy new language my friend escapes one still learning how to put the right English terms together to form a reasonable discussion!<quoted text>
Hello Peace Warrior. I respect your right to your oppinion. In my post that you were responding to in this post of yours. I indicated that we are to love everyone. Agapas thou me is what Jesus asked peter twice and then he asked philo thou me. Peter responded all three times I believe with philo. agapas being love as we are to love one another as Jesus loves us. In this day and age we have lumped together Agapas, philo, and eros, all under one beautiful but deceptive word, love. The concept of soul mate is not biblical. It is from a pagan religion. Which one particularly I am not thinking of at this moment. The bible teaches us to chose and to not be unequaly yoked together. The starter for a believer should be God in them. And not just in their mouths but in the heart and soul and lives. We are taught from our youth that there is someone for everyone. This is not true. It might not be what is best for you. We should love (agapas) everyone. Or through the love (agapas) of God try to and at least love (philo)(have affection for) everyone. True love in the sense of agapas yes I believe. True Love as in the sense of Soul Mate. I don't buy into that. It is not Biblical. If there be some scripture that I am not aware of, please bring them to my attention. Just some of my thoughts on the matter :)
Have a blessed day :)
Looks like you need some-one with a history for languages here... as where I am and come from, we are very simple, and language is not a thing to prove ones understanding... English is not my native tongue and longer posts wouldn't read without spell check or thesaurus here. I'm sure Jesus won't hold this against my love within the bride of Christ... to date my Father in heaven hasn't... nor been disappointed with our translation of the Bible... but none of those words are in it. God's Love is purely God's Love, no questions asked.
I certainly wasn't amongst those taught there was some-one for everyone... would imagine that would be for those who keeping hunting for 'that one'?
mmmmmm very different cultures.
But! The Love of God wins above all such things, and wins every time is my experience... even where no language is understood. I would call that loving our neighbour as we should etc etc without judgement of knowing what beliefs they have or not.
I also don't know pagan religions... have never gone into them... tho missionaries called my people heathens... which the thesaurus tells me is the same. That's hardly a fair judgement on their behalf, when half my friends were not. It's like the Africans being called Kafir, a term extremely degrading just for being black, when in truth it means unbeliever.
Folk with many dogmatic Christian beliefs and religions are messing up that simplicity of Jesus, and many truly are not worshipping God in Spirit and in Truth... and many things practised are far from Biblical. There is a great rift between humble and their self glory.
1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
3 and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
God's Love and Blessings B/man.