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"God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them . . . There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. "

1 John 4:16-18


As to what love is, Paul beautifully described the qualities of love at 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. For those of you unfamiliar with Paul, I have put his words in bold letters and added contemporary commentary.

Love is patient;

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war."
Ann Coulter


love is kind;

"You say you 're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists, and this and that and the other thing. Nonsense! I don 't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist. "
Pat Robertson



love is not envious

"I'm an old-fashioned woman. Men should take care of women, and if men were taking care of women today, we wouldn't have to vote."
Kay O'Connor (Kansas Senate Republican)
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or boastful

"Our culture is superior. Our culture is superior because our religion is Christianity... "
Pat Buchanan


or arrogant

"They would have us believe that Islam is just as good as Christianity. Christianity was founded by the virgin-born son of God, Jesus Christ. Islam was founded by Muhammad, a demon-possessed pedophile who had 12 wives, the last one of which was a nine-year-old girl."
Jerry Vines (Southern Baptist Convention)


or rude.
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"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good...Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism."
Randall Terry


It does not insist on its own way;

"We are to make Bible-obeying disciples of anybody that gets in our way."
Jay Grimstead (Coalition on Revival)


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