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What was the “First Love” that the Ephesians had abandoned?

May 11, 2017 | by: Sam Storms| 4 Comments

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Scott

May 11, 2017

I agree that brotherly is in view in Jesus' warning. Paul's commendation to the Ephesians church in his epistle to them especially mentions their brotherly love and John's epistles just prior to Revelation are especially focused on the issue of brotherly which Jesus says if the way others will know you are my disciples. Brotherly love is a most special "light" to the world of who we are.

Scott

May 11, 2017

I agree that brotherly is in view in Jesus' warning. Paul's commendation to the Ephesians church in his epistle to them especially mentions their brotherly love and John's epistles just prior to Revelation are especially focused on the issue of brotherly which Jesus says if the way others will know you are my disciples. Brotherly love is a most special "light" to the world of who we are.

Susan

May 11, 2017

As one who recently "switched denominations," if there is such a thing, I was high challenged not to let theological headaches get in the way of devoted love for all who call on His name. I mean, I am not just to forgive. That is the easy part! But to look everyone in the face and say: "You are family!" It is hard for me, because the accuser is messing with me as I try to discern theology... the devil wants me to take it out on His bride. John 17:23! Let us strive for agreement in THIS spirit. This unity will be mesmerizing and beautiful. Love of the brethren is the one bridge to unify the fractured body. We see in part and prophecy in part. We need each other till love makes us all complete, as one. Switching churches made me realize I am missing parts of me. Let us all remember our first love being Love Himself! Come, Jesus!

Stuart Brogden

May 11, 2017

A very good review of this topic, leading to - IMO - the correct interpretation and wonderful encouragement! Your biblical reference at the beginning is Eph 2:4 whereas the context clearly reveals you meant it to be Rev 2:4. Warm regards and much love in Christ.

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