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We were created by God to seek pleasure and follow our desires. I wrote about this in my post, “Smartphones, addictions, joy, and pleasure,” so I won’t belabor that here, only to say that it’s a stoic delusion to think … Continue reading
I would like to continue where I left off last time on the subject of other-centered love. After talking about testing the spirits and false prophets in his first epistle, John gives us a litmus test for knowing whether or not someone actually knows God.
If our theology does not produce in us ever-increasing love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (and notice what’s not on the list), then our theology is probably wrong.