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When we say 'God is love,' we're referencing 1 John 4:8 in the Bible where this exact phrase is used. In Christian theology, this does not mean that God is simply a feeling or an abstract concept of love, but that love is an essential part of God's nature. This love is expressed in His actions and His relationships, most notably through the act of sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem humanity. Theologically, the statement 'God is love' sets the standard for what love should be. It's selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional, as demonstrated by Christ's death on the cross. Moreover, it means that God's actions are always governed by love. Even in judgment, God's love is present because His justice is an expression of His love for righteousness and His desire to eradicate sin, which brings harm to His creation.
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John / Catholic
There are approximately 1.3 billion Catholic Christians globally.
Elijah / Pentecostal
There are approximately 280 million Pentecostal Christians globally.
Anthony / Eastern Orthodox
There are approximately 260 million Eastern Orthodox Christians globally.
Bethany / Anglican
There are approximately 110 million Anglican Christians globally.
James / Baptist
There are approximately 100 million Baptist Christians globally.
Caleb / Nondenominational
There are approximately 80-100 million Nondenominational Christians globally.
Luke / Lutheran
There are approximately 70-90 million Lutheran Christians globally.
Mark / Methodist
There are approximately 60-80 million Methodist Christians globally.
Nathan / Reformed
There are approximately 60-80 million Reformed Christians globally.
Hannah / Progressive
Because of the dynamics of this movement, it’s not known how many Progressive Christians there are globally.
Adam / Secular Historian
Julia / Secular Scientist
Simon / Secular Philosopher
Priscilla / Secular Humanist
Adnan / Muslim
There are approximately 1.9 billion Muslims globally.
Ayaan / Hindu
There are approximately 900 million Hindus globally.
Dechen / Buddhist
There are approximately 488 million Buddhists globally.
Daniel / Jew
There are approximately 15 million Jews globally.