Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Corruption of Charity

"Now abideth faith, hope, charity (agape), these three; but the greatest of these is charity."
-1 Corinthians 13:13 

"Beloved, let us love one another: for love (agape) is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."
-1 John 4:7-8 

In our ongoing attempt to walk the straight and narrow path we encounter the snares of Satan laid for us in every direction. As soon as we escape from one sin we are tempted to commit another. Once a Christian leaves behind the sins of the flesh, Satan tries to draw him into the sin of pride; once the spread of the Gospel ended the practice of pagan idolatry in much of the world, Satan introduced Islam, a religion that forbids the use of idols but is just as carnal minded as the old paganism. Read the rest here