The golden rule has been taught to us since we were kids: treat others the way you want to be treated. Jesus comes and tell us, too, that we must love our enemies. But, this word love is one that we use rather flippantly and with a wide spectrum of meaning. So what does it really mean to love? What does this call to love others really entail? Why does the Apostle Paul talk about love when he talks about government and taxes? That’s probably the furthest thing from most people’s minds. In this week’s episode, Cameron and Dr. J have a conversation on the role of love in the life of the believer, and how we could all afford to grow in this area.
02:54 — Can a person lose their salvation or once you are saved are you always saved?
06:21 — What does it mean exactly to live at peace with others? How do we become peacemakers simultaneously navigating the inevitable conflicts of life?
08:55 — Can I be at peace with my abuser?
11:22 — What was your first tax contribution? What as your very first job you ever had?
13:18 — How can we submit to governing authorities who do not honor the Lord?
17:30 — How do we speak out about social justice issues or other political issues without “resisting the authorities?”
19:18 — What should our politics be as a Christian? Would Jesus be a Republican or a Democrat?
22:16 — How do we love our enemies? how do we love the people who have hurt us the most?
25:35 — How do we love someone whose morals and lifestyle is different from our own? How do we treat them in a way without condoning their choices or behavior?
30:00 — How might we better identify how we’re doing in the area of love? How could we honestly evaluate how well we love others?
For more content on this episode’s questions, we invite you to check out a sermon by Cameron Rebarchek in the fifth week of the Romans series at https://nlag.net/sermons/romans-week-five/.
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