What is the relationship between faith and love in Christianity?


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Walt O'Reagun Profile
Walt O'Reagun answered


Just because you have faith in something, doesn't mean you love it or that it loves you.  You can take the existence of love on faith - but even according to the Bible, Love is shown through acts. 

So that begs the question - how is "love" demonstrated by allowing a child to behave in self-destructive ways?  Hmmmmmmmm.

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Very good question, but as difficult to answer as to explain how a mystic prays.

Your question is specific to the relationship of faith and love in Christianity, so the first link below gives you a place to start.

To really understand the relationship between the two, you must be both a Christian and a lover.  (Basic principle: First you are and then you act (Aristotle).

The second two links indicate why the answer to this question will entail for you---and me---a lifetime journey.

Michael Poland Profile
Michael Poland answered

It's difficult to recognize something,

that's not a part of you.

thanked the writer.
Richard Berger
Richard Berger commented
But that would mean that if you do recognize it then see it or not it must be part of you. I know my Faith and I see the Love that it leads me to so that qualifies -- for me -- as being part of me.

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