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Loving and/or Respect: The Difference

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by Introverted1293, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Introverted1293

    Introverted1293 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What is the difference between loving someone and respecting someone?
     
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  2. disciple Clint

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    My thinking would be that respecting someone is related to what they have accomplished. Loving someone is related to who they are in relationship to you. For example the father loved the prodigal son but certainly did not respect what he had done, still because of his love he restored him in his relationship. Much like our Father does with us when we turn our back on Him and sin.
     
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  3. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    We are supposed to do what is best for everyone, and let them know we are required to do what is best for them.

    Since "God is no respecter of persons" , never biased or prejudicial, so also
    we are to be no respecter of person, never biased nor prejudiced in thought , words or actions.

    i.e. always do as the Father in heaved directs, all the time, for everyone.
     
  4. step_by_step

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    It depends on what kind of respect we're talking about.

    If someone says "I like apples" and you say "I think apples are gross", you can both respect each other's opinions and love the other person.

    If someone says "I'm gay and also a Christian" then the loving thing to do would be to not respect that and instead gently, with love, kindness, and grace, point out how that isn't right.

    Love is not allowing someone to live in blatant sin. Respect is often a synonym for ignoring the problem on the grounds of not wanting to upset someone.
     
  5. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    Open (in front of everyone) Rebuke is better than hidden (quiet) love or respect.

    1 Timothy 5:20 But those who persist in sin should be rebuked ...
    As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear. Berean Study Bible But those who persist in sin should be rebuked in front of everyone, so that the others will stand in fear of sin. Berean Literal Bible But those sinning, rebuke before all, so that the rest might have fear as well.

    Proverbs 27:5 Better an open rebuke than love that is concealed.
    Open rebuke is better than secret love. American Standard Version Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden. Brenton Septuagint Translation Open reproofs are better than secret love. Douay-Rheims Bible Open rebuke is better than hidden love. Darby Bible Translation Open rebuke is better than hidden love. English Revised Version
    Proverbs 27:5 Better an open rebuke than love that is concealed.

    Proverbs 27:5 KJV - Open rebuke is better than secret - Bible ...
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  6. Introverted1293

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    Thank you everyone.
     
  7. whereloveandmercymeet

    whereloveandmercymeet There but for the grace of God...

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    I think part of it is that love is freely given, respect is earned.
     
  8. Shempster

    Shempster ImJustMe Supporter

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    Love and respect are the same thing. You can't have one without the other.
    A problem is when we think of LOVE in equality with AFFECTION. When we do that, things get all messed up.
     
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