For the charity of the Christ constrains us because we judge thus: that if one died for all, then all are dead:
He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Jesus said unto her, I AM the resurrection and the life; he that believes in me, though he is dead, yet shall he live;
I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
All we like sheep have become lost; we have turned each one to his own way; and the LORD transposed in him the iniquity of us all.
even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give his life a ransom for many.
The next day John saw Jesus coming unto him and said, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.
But not as the offense, so also is the gift. For if through the offense of that one many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of one man, Jesus the Christ, has abounded unto many.
For we ourselves also were foolish in another time, rebellious, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
And when they had nothing to pay, he released them both from their debt. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
nor consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation be lost.
He that has my commandments and keeps them, he it is that loves me; and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him.
So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He said unto him, Yes, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my lambs.
Then Peter and John answered and said unto them, Judge whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God.
And when Silas and Timothy were come from Macedonia, Paul was impressed by the Spirit and testified to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
For we are sure that the judgment of God is according to the truth against those who do such things.
For none of us live for ourselves, and no one dies for himself.
But the natural man does not perceive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
If any man does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema. Our Lord has come.
But if the ministry of death in the letter engraved in stones was glorious, so that the sons of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance which glory was to fade away,
For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, much more shall the ministry of righteousness abound in glory.
I speak not as commanding, but by occasion of the diligence of others and to prove the sincerity of your charity.
And he has made you alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,
may be able to well comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height
And you, being dead in sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he has quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses,
But we see this same Jesus, crowned with glory and honour, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
For God is not unjust to forget your work and labour of charity which ye have showed in his name, having helped the saints and helping them.
whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though at present ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory;
My little children, I write these things unto you, that ye sin not; and if anyone has sinned, we have an Advocate before the Father, Jesus, the righteous Christ;
Draw me after thee, we will run. The king has brought me into his chambers; we will be glad and rejoice in thee; we will remember thy love more than the wine; the upright love thee.
Set me as a seal upon thine heart as a sign upon thine arm; for love is strong as death; jealousy is hard as Sheol; the coals thereof are coals of fire, which have a most vehement flame.
for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. And they began to be merry.
It was necessary that we should make merry and be glad, for this thy brother was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.
But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour shall come, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear shall live.