Posted by: Pure Glory | 10/28/2012

The Absence of Love

by Apostle Gabriel Cross

The absence of love makes us present in the darkness but the absence of hatred makes us present with the Light.

1 John 2:3-11, 16, 17 (NIV)
We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining. Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.


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  1. The absence of love would be likened unto being in hell..the eternal ‘separation’ from God.. God is love…so the absence of love is the absence of the Holy Spirit… which will happen here soon upon this earth when the Holy Spirit (the rapture) is removed from this earth. Good article! God bless you sister!

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    • Thank God for his love, as it transforms our lives!

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