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February 12, 2016
This whole world needs LOVE!

Editor: The absence of the love of God in the heart is evident all around us. Acts of violence and crimes of all sorts affect us in one way or another. Not only do we have outright human-rights violations like murder, rape and thefts, but selfish men tirelessly plot the destruction of lives to achieve their selfish aims. Viruses are created. Murderous groups like Islamic State are created and funded. Harmful genetically modified ‘food’ is grown and promoted by super rich entities.{{more}} Vaccines with dangerous contents are touted as ‘safe and effective’ and morality-destroying practices are offered (especially to third world countries) in exchange for revenues. Whether we believe it or not, society is on a downward path. The quicker we accept the reality that things are NOT getting better, the more mentally prepared we would be for these perilous times. Moreover, we must understand that our security lies only in one thing – the love of God.

The whole world is in dire need of the love of God which breeds love for our fellowmen. Not the superficial ‘love’ that is shown only at a certain time of the year, attended by material gifts, sweet talk and a night-out in an emotionally charged ambiance. We need a love that is not seasonal – a love that is not motivated by false religious traditions which make businessmen rich. The world needs a love that is enduring, as expressed in the pages of Holy Writ: “…kind, not puffed up, envieth not, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth” (see 1 Corinthians 13 KJV).

The love of God is priceless. It is not hypocritical nor selfish. It is not built upon temporal, lustful passions and physical (ever changing) appearances. God –The Father – is the only author of it. In fact, the Bible tells us “God is love”. In fact, the apostle John tells us ” by this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep his commandments.” Without God in our heart, we really don’t know how to love one another. Thankfully, we all have the opportunity to experience love – “the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly, in this present world. ”(Titus 2:11, 12). We have the greatest opportunity to know Him through the best love letter – the Bible. You have the privilege of receiving the most precious Gift – Jesus Christ dwelling in your heart through the Holy Spirit. It doesn’t fade neither does it disappoint. Do you want it? Do you really want to know how you can love all your fellowmen all the time and have better relations throughout the year? Today, when you hear His voice through His wonderful words, repent and believe the Gospel! Receive the truths of Jesus that you may have God dwelling in you. Time is late. The days are evil and love is our only safety. The whole world needs Love.

Ann-Marie Ballantyne

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