Assumed equality might espouse a connection to
be made with divine love, able to be on the same
level but this is not possible… it is not at all possible
for humanity to attain Godhood- this is not a game!
Also, to say we deserve unconditional love and say,
“We want to give it too,” but this is a sublime fallacy…
a misnomer¹ based on ‘misconception’ and nothing
given to grant the fulness of truth as love is deeper
than ‘a romantic insanity… delusion,’ it is something
and the something it is is a choice, the choice to see
love as not conditional to our own view or our desire,
hence love goes beyond what conditionality we place
on it… and to acquire it (fully) is to find it will require
our knowledge of what it is… past our consciousness
or ability of the mind, unless it is the mind that believes
and the heart that holds faith in ‘true love,’ for love is not
fleeting or fickle and love can be known, Jesus receives.
misnomer, misconception… something as a ‘common/popular’ thought, in this case love, is nothing more than a feeling… a wrong understanding or inaccurate use of a name or term.
[Some of the material listed below comes from this link… to which I’ve paraphrased. What has been placed here boldly (in bold lettering) is stated directly in this work.]
Once scholars fled Constantinople, after the capture of the City in 1453 by Muslims, modern day philosophies came from the Renaissance in thought learned by translating the Greek texts (manuscripts) which were previously unavailable and inaccessible. Humanists in the Renaissance sense (as there was no implication of atheism), and the views of the modern world concerning love… stem from these roots.
Wolff (1679-1754) was a very successful popularizer of the thought of Leibniz (1646-1716), but fuller in his ethical system. He took from Leibniz the principle that we will always select what pleases us most, and the principle that pleasure is the apprehension of perfection, so that the amount of pleasure we feel is proportional to the amount of perfection we intuit (New Essays on Human Understanding, XXI, 41). He thought we are obligated to do what will make us and our condition, or that of others, more perfect, and this is the law of nature that would be binding on us even if (per impossible) God did not exist.
From the Renaissance period… through: deists, the Enlightenment and to (today) where many would claim ‘an Infinite Ego’ (coming from ideas by Kant (1724-1804) and founded by Fichte (1762-1814)] or Feuerbach’s (1804-72) thought religion resulted from humanity’s alienation from itself, and philosophy needed to destroy the religious illusion so that we could learn to love humankind and not divert this love onto an imaginary object. As Nietzsche (1844-1900) might have believed it, there will come a day accompanied with an irresistible decline of Christian faith… and a subsequent decline in human guilt. On the other hand, Sartre (1905-80) thought of human beings as trying to be God (on a Hegelian account of what God is), even though there is no God, and it is Hegel that gives us a philosophical accounting back to the Biblical notion of all things returning to God, ‘so that God may be all in all’- as if to alleviate a known reliance on an unseen (unseen by human eyes) God.
The spirit of man goes upward, to be judged, and is then fixed in an unchangeable state of happiness or misery. It is as certain that the spirit of the beast goes downward to the earth; it perishes at death. Surely their case is lamentable, the height of whose hopes and wishes is, that they may die like beasts. Let our inquiry be, how an eternity of existence may be to us an eternity of enjoyment? To answer this, is the grand design of revelation. Jesus is revealed as the Son of God, and the Hope of sinners.
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
[Below is found here]
God does not merely love; he is love. Everything that God does flows from his love.( 1 John 4:8 )
God’s love then awakens a response in those who accept it. God loves through believers, who act as channels for his love; they are branches who must abide in the vine if they are to have that love ( John 15:1-11 ). We have the assurance that we have passed from death to life because we love others ( 1 John 3:14 ).