John 15:12-14 ESV

WoodChuk

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Notice that very small connective (conjunction) word, 'as' in that statement. ..."love one another as I have loved you."
What did Jesus mean by that? The conjunction 'as' followed by the personal pronoun 'I' is the connective to the person of Jesus, to mean, the same, or in the same manner of. So, we are to love one another, in the same manner & in the same way, as Jesus loves us. It goes far beyond being similar. It is being exactly the same (as), He does. Progressed out, it means in the same exact manner as He does. It involves being an imitator of. How can this even be thinkable, let alone possible? If we have no good thing that dwells in our flesh; & our heart is wicked Gen.6:5; then how can I love in the same way as Jesus does?
 
Notice that very small connective (conjunction) word, 'as' in that statement. ..."love one another as I have loved you."
What did Jesus mean by that? The conjunction 'as' followed by the personal pronoun 'I' is the connective to the person of Jesus, to mean, the same, or in the same manner of. So, we are to love one another, in the same manner & in the same way, as Jesus loves us. It goes far beyond being similar. It is being exactly the same (as), He does. Progressed out, it means in the same exact manner as He does. It involves being an imitator of. How can this even be thinkable, let alone possible? If we have no good thing that dwells in our flesh; & our heart is wicked Gen.6:5; then how can I love in the same way as
Notice that very small connective (conjunction) word, 'as' in that statement. ..."love one another as I have loved you."
What did Jesus mean by that? The conjunction 'as' followed by the personal pronoun 'I' is the connective to the person of Jesus, to mean, the same, or in the same manner of. So, we are to love one another, in the same manner & in the same way, as Jesus loves us. It goes far beyond being similar. It is being exactly the same (as), He does. Progressed out, it means in the same exact manner as He does. It involves being an imitator of. How can this even be thinkable, let alone possible? If we have no good thing that dwells in our flesh; & our heart is wicked Gen.6:5; then how can I love in the same way as Jesus does?
 

WoodChuk

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You are on the track BK. We humans are of such a deprived sinful nature, that no good thing dwells in our flesh.
The sin nature can only produce sinfulness. Like, seed after its own kind. An apple tree cannot produce a cantaloupe.
A Cat cannot produce a puppy. So, our sinful nature follows the same suit. Then, what is the answer to how can we love in the same manner as Jesus, if we cannot produce that love? He actually commanded us to do that. This is a huge question that most people steer away from and don't look into, with the result that the answer is never known to them.
If we are not pursuing after God, we are walking on a different path than the narrow road, where Jesus walks.
The answer is still pending, if anyone is interested in living it.
 
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