Is Faith Really All We Need?

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In Revelations it’s all about the end times and keeping your faith. The faithful this and the faithful that. Also some believers believe that all that matters is faith. But what about love? What about hope and forgiveness?

1 Corinthians 13:13 say “So now faith, hope and love abide by these three; but the greatest of these is love.” Now isn’t that something. Here is my take on that. Faith, hope and love are really important. In fact they are the three most important aspects in a Christian’s life. But the most important aspect is not faith. It’s love. So how can someone say that faith is all that matters?

If I have enough faith to tell a mountain to move and it does, but I don’t love my faith is worthless. Faith doesn’t mean you go to heaven. If you are bitter, and jealous, but have faith why should you go to heaven. You are living the exact opposite of what you are supposed to live. You are called to love people, love your neighbors, love your enemies.

  “When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.”
(John 21:15-17 ESV)

What Jesus was basically saying is if you love me love my people. If you love me help my people. If you love me, give to my people. Right there Jesus didn’t say keep your faith, he said love my people. He didn’t care that Peter had faith he cared about Peter loving the people. All throughout the Bible it talks about love.

So to answer  the title, we must have faith, but love is if not more important than faith.

 

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