On "Foundational Principles for Living," by Duane L. Smith

1. We are to love one another in the same way that God loves us; therefore, we are to love the person, but not necessarily everything he does or says--just as God loves the sinner but not the sin.

2. The statement "God is love" is descriptive of an attribute of God. To say love is God, is to depersonalize God, attacking his Personhood, thereby making the very idea of God a simple abstract, a principle, or an underlying force of nature. Therefore, the correct answer is False (of course, love is of God)

3. These three verses summarize the Gospel. (For the Gospel's impact on me, the author, please refer to my own testimony on the Emmaus Walk Home Page)

4. Yes. My study on love so far is beginning to bear fruit. For example, in my marriage, an increased thoughtfulness, decreased self-absorption and selfishness, and increased commitment and mutual forgiveness.

5. True

6. True

7. False

8. True

9. True (see II Cor. 8:9, Matt. 13: 44-46, II Cor. 4:7, and also Phil. 4:19.

10. True

11. False

12. True

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