Richard T. Fowler

Offering Christian and Christ-centered commentary about climate- and energy-related issues.

Some Good Examples of Jesus’ Love for the World

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world ; but that the world through him might be saved . He who believes on him is not condemned : but he who believes not is condemned already , because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God . And this is the condemnation , that light is come into the world , and men loved darkness rather than light , because their deeds were evil . For every one who does evil hates the light , neither comes to the light , lest his deeds should be reproved . But he who does truth comes to the light , that his deeds may be made manifest , that they are wrought in God .” — John 3:17-21

“You are my friends , if you do whatsoever I command you . You have not chosen me , but I have chosen you , and ordained you , that you should go and bring forth fruit , and that your fruit should remain : that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name , he may give it you . These things I command you , that you love one another .
“If the world hate you , you know that it hated me before it hated you . If you were of the world , the world would love his own : but because you are not of the world , but I have chosen you out of the world , therefore the world hates you . Remember the word that I said toward you , The servant is not greater than his lord . If they have persecuted me , they will also persecute you ; if they have kept my saying , they will keep your’s also . But all these things will they do to you for my name’s sake , because they know not him who sent me . If I had not come and spoken to them , they had not had sin : but now they have no cloke for their sin . He who hates me hates my Father also . If I had not done among them the works which none other man did , they had not had sin : but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father . But this comes to pass , that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law , THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE . ” John 15:14-25

“Go your ways : behold , I send you forth as lambs among wolves.” — Luke 10:3

“But into whatsoever city you enter , and they received you not , go your ways out into the streets of the same , and say , Even the very dust of your city , which cleaves on us , we do wipe off against you : notwithstanding , be you sure of this , that the kingdom of God is come nigh upon you . But I say toward you , that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom , than for that city .” — Luke 10:11-12

“Woe upon you , Chorazin ! woe upon you , Behsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon , which have been done in you , they had a great while ago repented , sitting in sackcloth and ashes . But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgement , than for you . And you , Capernaum , which are exalted to heaven , shall be thrust down to hell .
“He who hears you hears me ; and he who despises you despises me ; and he who despises me despises him who sent me .” — Luke 10:13-16

“No man , having put his hand to the plow , and looking back , is fit for the kingdom of God .” — Luke 9:62

“Beware you of the leaven of the Pharisees , which is hypocrisy . For there is nothing covered , that shall not be revealed ; neither hid , that shall not be known . Therefore , whatsoever you have spoken in darkness shall be heard in light ; and that which you have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops .” — Luke 12:1-3

“Also I say toward you , Whosoever shall confess me before men , him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God : but he who denies me before men shall be denied before the angels of God .” — Luke 12:8-9

“for every one who exalts himself shall be abased ; and he who humbles himself shall be exalted .” — Luke 18:14

“Salt is good : but if the salt have lost its savor , wherewith shall it be seasoned ? It is neither fit for the land , nor yet for the dunghill ; men cast it out . He who has ears to hear , let him hear .” — Luke 14:34-35

“Beware of the scribes , who desire to walk in long robes , and love greetings in the markets , and the highest seats in the synagogues , and the chief rooms at feasts ; who devour the houses of widows , and for a show make long prayers : the same shall receive greater damnation .” — Luke 20:46-47

“And toward the messenger of the church in Thyatira write ; These things says the Son of God , who has his eyes like to a flame of fire , and his feet like fine brass .
“I know your works , and charity , and service , and faith , and your patience , and your works ; and the last to be more than the first . Notwithstanding I have a few things against you , because you suffer that woman Iezebel , who calls herself a prophetess , to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication , and to eat things sacrificed up to idols . And I gave her space to repent of her fornication ; and she repented not . Behold , I will cast her into a bed , and them who commit adultery with her into great tribulation , except they repent of their deeds . And I will kill her children with death ; and all the churches shall know that I am he who searches the reins and hearts : and I will give upon every one of you according to your works . But toward you I say , and toward the rest in Thyatira , as many as have not this doctrine , and who have not known the depths of Satan , as they speak ; I will put upon you none other burden .” — Revelation 2:18-24

“As many as I love , I rebuke and chasten : be zealous therefore , and repent .” — Revelation 3:19

“I pray not that you should take them out of the world , but that you should keep them from the evil .” — John 17:15

“You have heard that it was said by them of old time , You shall not kill ; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgement : but I say toward you , that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgement : and whosoever shall say to his brother , Raca , shall be in danger of the council : but whosoever shall say , You fool , shall be in danger of the hell fire .” — Matthew 5:21-22

“Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken ; but on whomsoever it shall fall , it will grind him to powder .” — Luke 20:18

“Whosoever puts away his wife , and marries another , commits adultery : and whosoever marries her that is put away from her husband commits adultery .” — Luke 16:18

“O Ierusalem , Ierusalem , which kills the prophets , and stones them who are sent to you ; how often would I have gathered your children together , as a hen her brood under her wings , and you would not ! Behold , your house is left to you desolate : and truly I say to you , You shall not see me , until the time come when you shall say , BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD .” — Luke 13:34-35

“Make haste , and get you quickly out of Ierusalem : for they will not receive your testimony concerning me .” — Acts 22:18

“This is an evil generation : they seek a sign , and there shall no sign be given it , but the sign of Ionas the prophet . For as Ionas was a sign to the Ninevites , so shall also the Son of man be to this generation .” — Luke 11:29-30

“The light of the body is the eye : therefore when your eye is single , your whole body also is full of light ; but when it is evil , your body also is full of darkness . Take heed therefore , that the light which is in you be not darkness . If your whole body therefore be full of light , having no dark part , the whole shall be full of light , as when the bright shining of a candle does give you light .” — Luke 11:34-36

“And when you come into a house , salute it . And if the house be worthy , let your peace come upon it : but if it be not worthy , let your peace return to you .” — Matthew 10:12-13


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