Thursday, February 14, 2013

America's Eros Love Addiction

In Roman mythology Cupid usually appeared as a winged infant carrying a bow and a quiver of arrows. Cupid’s arrows would induce wounds of inspired love or passion in all of his victims. Cupid is frequently invoked as a fickle, playful, and deviant (perverse) individual. Cupid sounds much like a child of the sixties.
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Eros is the Greek name for this being and also the Greek word for love (i.e., LUST), which describes the unbridled sexual passions of fallen man (Rom. 1:24, 28, 29). The sole desire of Eros love is to find self-gratification or self-fulfillment in another individual. Eros love may give the individual a genuine feeling for or attraction to someone, but the bottom line of this “love” is that it is rooted in a narcissistic (self-centered) mindset (Gal. 5:19; Eph. 5:5; James 1:14-15; Jude 1:10).
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Eros love may give the individual a genuine feeling for or attraction to someone, but the bottom line of this “love” is that it is rooted in a narcissistic (self-centered) mindset.

Eros love NEVER seeks to give for the betterment of another individual. Eros love only asks the question, “What can you give me?” What can I get from you to satisfy my hungry, famished soul and my unbridled sexual passions? The reality is that Eros love can never satisfy the unregenerate soul of fallen man; only God can (Matt. 11:28-30; John 6:35; James 3:8). Eros love is a burning fire. Once the object is consumed, desire is left looking for more to feed its unquenchable appetite. The more it devours, the more it wants, until the individual is completely ravished by this monster in its all-consuming addiction. When this Eros monster is left wanting and unfulfilled, anger, resentment, hatred, envy and bitterness begin to manifest themselves in the possessed individual’s heart and life (Rom. 1:24-26). Thus are created - and grow even heavier - chains of bondage for the captives of this “Eros-erotic despot."

The number one American addition is this unbridled beast of Eros-erotic love, i.e., sexual addiction.
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The unchecked passions of man are an appetite unsatisfied and unstopped by the gratification of the flesh. Like an addict, the unbridled passions of sexually driven men and women create a tsunami of psychological and social discord and physiological disorders that spill over from the individual into our societies and communities. The number one addiction in America today is not cocaine, it is not alcohol, it is not marijuana, it is not heroin, it is not oxycontin, etc. The number one American addition is this unbridled beast of Eros-erotic love, i.e., sexual addiction (James 1:14-15). This Eros beast is currently reigning supreme and dominant in America in every facet of life, culture and society.
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True Love

Do you know the agape LOVE of Almighty God that is found ONLY in His Son Jesus Christ? God so LOVED you that he sent His Son to pay the price for your transgressions against the RIGHTEOUS standards of Almighty God (Rom. 10:4; 1 Peter 3:18). My dear friend, I do not know how to say anything more wonderful than that! The one true God and Creator of the Universe truly loves you (1 John 4:10)!Don’t be stupid and follow cupid. Follow the One who LOVED you and gave Himself to you (Gal. 2:20). Place your trust in Him today. You will NEVER be the same – no, Never!


The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

Edited by BEL I.F.
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3 comments:

covnitkepr1 said...

Every Christian needs to read this post. Too much TV and not enough B I B L E. We are de- sensitized to what love really is. Good post.

The Cold Texan said...

"Do you know the agape LOVE of Almighty God that is found ONLY in His Son Jesus Christ? God so LOVED you that he sent His Son to pay the price for your transgressions against the RIGHTEOUS standards of Almighty God"

And he did this for us while we were yet sinners.

Jesus IS the very defination of the word LOVE. think about it, what did Jesus stand to gain by loving us (or you). The answer is NOTHING. On the other hand what do we (or you) stand to gain by accepting and returning His love? Answer; EVERYTHING!

The Cold Texan

Ellenaj said...

Eros and Lust are NOT the same thing as you have assumed in your post. Lust is of the flesh, sin. Love is of God, righteousness. God created eros to be a beautiful fulfillment of a physical and emotional connection between a husband and wife. Eros is what God intended for sex, not the lustful perversion the world has concocted. I understand the concept behind Greek Mythology, but that's exactly why it's MYTHology. God defined Eros far before someone made up a story about a little, naked, toddler shooting arrows around in the name of "love". The Bible testifies, "God is love" (1 John 4:8). To declare a variant of love perverse is a direct contradiction of God's character. The four variants of love displayed in the Bible (Agape, Eros, Phileo, Storge) are all God created and God endorsed.