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Old 04-25-2018, 08:39 PM   #95
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Originally Posted by byHismercy View Post
Hi Drake, can you give me the verse reference to this matter of sin deceiving us? I can't find it...but, I think I understand what you are saying...how can sin deceive if it is not a person.....in the same way, God let love be personified in 1 Cor. 13....love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.......vs 13 So now faith, hope, and love ABIDE, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Here love is personified, yet we know it is NOT A PERSON, it is a fruit of the Spirit!
Love is personified because the word love in Greek used in 1 Cor 13 is "agape" which refers to God's love. The point of 1 Cor 13 is not to define love but to apply God's agape love to their situation.

Now if (God's) love is not a person, then why does 1 John 4:16 say if we dwell in His love we dwell in God?

1 John 4:16 ...God is love, and everyone who dwells in love dwells in God
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