Proverbs 14:20 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 20 The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.
"Although often called the Song of Solomon, the Hebrew title for the book is “Song of Songs.” This is how the Hebrew language says “The Best Song.” The book portrays the deep, genuine love between a man and a woman in marriage. The subject of the book is quite obviously sexual in nature. The intimacy and physical pleasure God intended for a man and a woman is tastefully and appealingly put on full display before us (cf. Gen. 2:15-25)." - David Moore; Dr. Daniel L. Akin
Some argue that if we say God's love is conditional love; then, it is “earned” based on certain conditions that his servants would have to meet. At the same time, they say unconditional love is given willingly and totally without any expectation in return. They say God loving conditionally means He loves His servants only if they deserve the love. On the other hand, God loving unconditionally means to love regardless of the servant of God being unworthy of love. This way of thinking, usually by Calvinist-minded scholars, is misleading and so contrary to the Scriptures.
Sex is big business. In fact, pornographic literature, films, internet, and videos are major items of export and import. These wicked wares are flogged openly in the streets of such cities as Copenhagen and Amsterdam. Frankfurt airport even has a sex shop indicated with a rude sign.
Tertullian was the first significant Christian author to write in Latin, and one of the most prolific.
Proverbs 14:19 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 19 The evil bow down before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
There is no man to whom the Church of Christ owes a more awful debt of reparation than to this incomparable saint, who […] rendered to her greater services than all her other teachers—from whom in fact those teachers for many centuries derived an immense part of their knowledge and their thoughts…” - Farrar
Proverbs 14:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 The inexperienced inherit foolishness, but the shrewd are crowned with knowledge.
Clement of Rome belongs to a group of early church leaders that have been known since the seventeenth century as the “Apostolic Fathers.”