Satan will use the “Church’s” misunderstanding of the “Love of God”, in the Bible, to deceive many! [ Satan will appear as “the” angel of light, to be worshiped as God.]
JOHN 3 :16 – 17
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
I was asked by a subscriber to please expand upon Mark 12:31; taken in context, this is the meaning of that passage…
In their pride, as Jews (Chief Priests and Scribes) had much disdain, and no compassion for the gentiles. Jesus spoke this particular passage to them; with the intent to convict them of their sin; so that they might repent – in seeing who Christ was. In short, Jesus was addressing – the pride of life, as their obvious sin issue; he used the scriptural texts about loving your neighbor as yourself, to convey their disregard for HIM; as well as others; (as in treating people decently, and righteously) or conveying to them too – overcome evil with good.
It is because we as believers are called to “love God and His righteousness” above all else; this “type of love” is conveyed to the “disciples”, later within the scriptures. Again, it is intended to line up the believers “actions” with righteousness. This type of love is to draw people unto the Lord; it is not intended to be used in independence of him; as with relativism, nor a soppy sentimental pluralistic type love – while disregarding sin.
Commentary Note (1): it showed them their sin, so very heinous, and their ruin so certain and great, that it should have frightened them into a compliance with Christ and his gospel, should have prevailed to bring them to repentance, at least to make them desist from their malicious purpose “against him”:
Commentary Note (2): Their “opposition to Christ’s exaltation” shall be no obstruction to it: in justice to the Jews, and in compassion to the Gentiles.
Cross reference – Leviticus 19:34 The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
In my video, I was attempting to put over, that Satan will attempt to distort the Gospel; by having humanity, love “Him” – (Lucifer) along with fallen humanity; more than God. This is the equivalent to taking “the mark of the beast” upon your heart, I believe. This would be the ultimate, in deception and evil; in manipulation of the # 1 and greatest, of all the commandments. I believe this is the main reason why the scripture says; that in the end days – if it were possible; even the elect would be deceived!!!
Don’t believe what “I say”; always ask the Lord, to show you the Truth…