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Chris has given you the meaning of Elohim that has been used for centuries. The definition you gave is more from New Age/Paganism than from the Scriptures or Christian belief over the centuries.
Elohim then, is the general name for God and is used in the context of God as Creator. The Name emphasizes that God is distant and powerful. It is used to describe God as the awesome and majestic Creator.
However, when God's Name is given as 'Yahweh' (the LORD), this is His personal Name and is used in the context of God having a relationship with His people. When God goes about creating humanity ( Genesis 2:7 ff; cf with Genesis 1:27, spoken of in a more general way), it is Yahweh who does this act. When the Lord is personally involved with His people, Yahweh is the proper way to designate Him.
I also tried 6 times yesterday to post a response with no luck. Not to take away from what Chris has shared because I agree, but here is what I tried sending:
The word charity in the King James text is the word Agape in Greek. And there are different words in Greek for different kinds of love.
Over the years, the church has relegated Agape to be something special. But not that special, because we think we can produce it!
But the word charity is Agape.
Agape is the fruit of God's Spirit according to Galatians 5:22, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love." And that word love is Agape. God's Spirit produces Agape.
1 John 4:8 tells us that God is Agape. It's His nature. In fact, outside of the New Testament, the word was hardly ever used.
But God is Agape.
Agape love includes sacrifice. Agape is the concern for someone's spiritual welfare. God exhibited that toward us in that "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son."
He looked at us and said your spiritual condition needs help. If I don't send a Savior, you're going to die in your sins!
So the word charity throughout all of Chapter 13 is the word Agape. It is Agape love, or Godly love. It doesn't mean charity like we know it today.
Since the KJV was published first in 1611, the translators probably looked for a word that more expressly described true love or a love that is God-preferred. As you know, most other translations simply write 'love' as the translation from the Greek, 'Agape', which is correct. But in the KJV, the translators also probably looked for a more apt word & gave consideration to the Latin language for 'love', which is Caritas (from which we get 'charity'). And Caritas is more than showing love, concern & giving to another in need, but has at its root, Christian love or a brotherly sacrificial love that extends further & deeper than just a sympathetic love for another.
Maybe, the word 'charity' & its present meaning amongst most people, is actually the incorrect outdated one. Rather, when we use the word it should be as originally intended in meaning: that of love that goes beyond the emotional & sensual but much deeper to giving of oneself which includes both a deep concern & practical help.
May we all as brethren in the LORD, follow hard to the words of our LORD CHRIST JESUS and endeavor to be "charitable" in all we do and say. May we all, over look the ills and problems of others, as our GOD did for us and exhort, encourage, and pray diligently for our leaders, for our friends, family, neighbors, and yes, even for those who despitefully use us.
GOD to shine HIS glorious face upon all on this forum, and be gracious unto you. The LORD to lift up HIS countenance upon you and give you peace.
Praise the LORD! Have a Happy New Year everyone.
In the renewed mind in manifestation because only the love which is produced
By the spirit of God thinketh no evil. This is way Paul says at the end of 1 Cor. 13
And now abifeth faith hope and charity but the greatest of these is God's love in
Action or displayed. You can do all kinds of works but if not done in perfect love
Doesn't mean squat.
Perhaps the text should read love instead of charity. However, I think that charity is in reality, love in action.
We can have nothing unless the Lord gives it to us, then everything must come according to His will. Therefore another key thing is He loved us first so that we can love sincerely, honestly, He righteously back. We can give Overmoistening love becouse Lord Jesus loved us first. Stay strong in the word of God.
Jesus loves u, i in Christ. Acts 19
For practicing handwriting,
He had to choose a chapter out of Proverbs. He copied down the scriptures by hand. He'd find all the short chapters, but I didn't mind. He never pitched a fit. I always left a treat in the fridge for him to eat.
" Come and taste the goodness of the Lord."
The greek for "love" is "agape". This is the word used throughout the greek version of the Gospel, even in verses where the KGV translation uses the word "charity" ie as in 1 Corinthians 13, 2 Timothy 3:10, Colossians 3:14 and many other.
The greek for "charity" (love, compassion,mercy,sympathy for fellow humans, people) is " philanthropia". It is only used in Titus 3:4 "But after that the "philanthropia" (kindness and love toward man) of God our saviour appeared,.."
"Koridos"?. Maybe you mean "charitos", pronounced "kha-ree-tos". It means "of grace, due to grace. The Greek for "grace" is "charis", it comes from a root word that means "gift, gifting". That is why we say that we are saved by God's grace, means salvation is a gift from God. The word "charisma" comes from that word. Charisma in greek means gift, a given talent, grace (same in English I think).
God is love and we are to love Him with all our heart , soul and mind and one another as we love ourselves and the gifts are important of course for the proper function of the church
Now let's talk about love. God is love, but God is also truth and God is also justice. This means that love can not exist in God separate from truth and justice. E.g. Love without justice is not not right, truth without justice doesn't mean anything, justice without truth can not exist. All three must be present in a person just like their are present in God. But truth is the Word of God, which is also what is right or wrong. If one says I want to have love then according to what God wants then one must have His truth as well, that is His written Word.
So love outside the written Word of God is not accepted. Finally if we just claim that all those things were for that time then we are never going to ask them and never going to get them. As simple as that. But why not?
What does it says above? Follow love AND desire the spiritual gifts. What spiritual gifts is Paul talking about? All, but he specifically talks about tongues and prophesy. So should these exist in any church congregation? Paul says yes they should. Chapter 14 is an excellent example of how the early church functioned. But is this only for the early church ... ?
Stay blessed in Jesus Name. Love u in Christ. Matthew 16
1 Timothy 3:16 KJV - And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Jesus is the son of God
Rom 1:3-4 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 And declared [to be] the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
Jesus I savior of the world
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."
the bible is about Jesus what he has done, the world he created and what will he be doing in the future.
Jesus is the judge of the heart and he is going to kill and punish every single person with everlasting punishment who has not belive him and put their trust in him. no expectations