Principles of a Happy Home: The Agape Principle
In order to have a happy home there must be genuine true love. One of the problems in homes in America today is: there is a lack of understanding what true love is. True love takes place only in the spiritual realm of life. True love can only manifest itself in the spirit. (Explain)
If your are not a Christian, your spirit is dead - Eph. 2:1: As for you, you were dead in your sins and transgressions. Your body may be alive, your soul may be alive, but your spirit is literally dead. If your spirit is dead, then you are not capable of having "agape" love. If may love physically, you may love emotionally, you may love mentally, but cannot love spiritually. 1 John 4:7-8 says, "beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."
For homes to be enduringly happy, you must have agape love. To have agape love, a spiritual love, you must be born again. Well, what is agape love?
First, agape love is spiritual. Each one of us has a body, a soul, and a spirit. The body is the physical part of our being. The soul is the mind, will and emotions. You can say that our personality is partly our soul. We can express love in our body and our soul, but not agape love. The love we can express in our body and soul is temporal, while agape love is enduring.
Ill. I loved the Beatles, but that love did not last.
Secondly, agape love i ...
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