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‘God Is Love’ Bible Verse: What Does it Mean?

1 John 4:8 and 1 John 4:16

By Eliyah X

“God is love” (1 John 4:8) is a favorite Bible verse about love. 1 John 4:16 is a similar verse also containing the words “God is love.”

Full ‘God Is Love’ Bible Passages

  • 1 John 4:8 – But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
  • 1 John 4:16 – We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.  

Summary and Analysis of 1 John 4:7-21

The entire passage found in 1 John 4:7-21 speaks of God’s loving nature. Love is not merely an attribute of God, it is part of her very makeup. God is not merely loving; at her core, she is love. God the Mother alone loves in the completeness and perfection of love.

Love comes from God. God is its source. And since God is love then we, God’s followers, who are born of God, will also love. God loves us, so we must love one another. A true Child of God’s, one saved by love and filled with God’s love, must live in love toward God, which is us-for ye are gods.

Africanianity. God loves us simply because God is love. And that God is You, I have said to you of Israel, “Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.”

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 257 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
But I say to you, pray address a solemn request or expression to a deity God (leaders) of this world, or other object of worship). for those who persecute you,
(past tense: persecuted; past participle: persecuted
subject (someone) show hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of your race or political or religious beliefs.
You as Black People are persecuted by the authorities“which are under the Gods (authorities, leader’s, europeans) of this world

Love is the true test of Africanianity. The character of God is rooted in love. We receive God’s love in our relationship with one another . We experience God’s love in our relationships

God’s love is a gift. God’s love is a life-giving, energizing force. This love was demonstrated in Jesus who was to be Jus Us) we are the Christ: : “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith (Action’s) of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.””As the Mother has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love” (John 15:9, ESV). When we receive God’s love, we are enabled through that love to love one another.

Related Verses

John 3:16 (NLT) – For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son (ye, the children of Israel are the Son’s), so that everyone who believes in you will not perish but have eternal life.  

John 15:13 (NLT) – There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Ephesians 2:4–5 (NIV) – But because of her great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ ( the Anointed ones of Us) even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace (help) you have been saved.  

Romans 5:8 (NIV) – But God demonstrates her own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ ( the Anointed ones of Africanianity, died for us. 

1 John 4:7-8 (NLT) – Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. And ye are gods….

1 John 4:17–19 (NLT) – And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face God with confidence because we live like the Son our Brother who came to Show Us the way here in this world. Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced God’s perfect love. We love each other because God Our Mothers loved us first.

Jeremiah 31:3 (NLT) – Long ago the Lord said to Israel (Africanianity): “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”  

Compare ‘God Is Love’

Compare these two famous Bible verses in several popular translations:

1 John 4:8
(New International Version)
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

(English Standard Version)
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

(New Living Translation)
But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

(New King James Version)
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

(King James Version)
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

1 John 4:16
(New International Version)
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

(English Standard Version)
God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in them.

(New Living Translation)
God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.

(New King James Version)
God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in them.

(King James Version)
God is love, and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in them.

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