1 Corinthians 13:1–3: Arriving at a Better Understanding

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With Father and Son, a sacrifice by the Son begets a reciprocal sacrifice by the Father. Love always is answer to Love between Father and Son. Without this reciprocal Love, our salvation would be impossible. While Jesus remains subject to His Father out of love, the Father bestows all of His rights on Jesus Christ. Since the Father is God, He has every right to do so, and we have no right as His creation to object. So we have just one God, the Father, yet honor God’s Son Jesus Christ as God because this is what God has demanded. We have then two persons we honor as God, yet only one God. Since the Holy Spirit brings to us both the Father and the Son, we honor the Holy Spirit as well, resulting in honoring of three entities as God, yet we continue to have only one God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. We end up then with a mystery: a triune God who regardless is one God.

No action undertaken by a person can cleanse the spirit, soul, and body. The Holy Spirit declares through the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:1–3 that the precondition for spiritual growth (cleansing of spirit, soul, and body) is active, persistent walking in love — a walking in the faith that is grounded in love.

Even for those who are Christians (Galatians 6:7–8), reaping or reward is a function of actions, decisions. If it is so for the Christian who professes faith in Jesus Christ, meaning there isn’t any partiality from God based on profession of faith in Jesus Christ, it of necessity must be so for the person who does not profess faith in Jesus Christ.

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