We believe...

The "love first" creed

don mClaughlin (used by permission)

We believe that God is love.

We believe that God so loved the world that he gave his only Son so that the world may be saved through him.

We believe that God loved us when we were powerless, ungodly sinners and enemies.

We believe that the first and greatest command is to love God with all that we are.

We believe that with the first and greatest command, we are to love our neighbors as ourselves.

We believe that we must love our enemies, the ungrateful, and the wicked.

We believe that if we claim to love God but do not love others, we are liars.

We believe that when we see our brothers and sisters in need, we must help them with our material possessions, or the love of God is not in us.

"If love is not first, both in order and value, then we have it wrong."