Among many Christian discussions today there is the atmosphere of legalism: One points out the Greek meaning while another suggests the Hebrew and still another indicates the etymology of the Latin. The end result is that fellowship opportunities turn into more or less games such as the tv show of Jeopardy.
This is not how it should be. Jesus did not present himself as an attorney. Too, all we are to present is the simple message of the Gospel, not some complicated maze where only the super educated can understand.
Last, the message of the gospel would much easier followed if the message was representative of what Jesus actually did and then commanded us to do.
Too feed the poor, assist the homeless, those in prison and to help orphans and the widows and to love our neighbor is not an intellectual endeavor, but an endeavor of doing, one of multiple works.
A discussion of whom is worthy of assistance is not needed either for Jesus did not instruct us to question motives or circumstance, but to do all of it to the least of them.
In short, Jesus did not stand by with a rule book. He loved all and instructed we to perform the same. All in all, Jesus was the Son of the Living God and not Perry Mason. Our clear intent should be to do the same. Love one another.
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234 words my computer says.
So it won’t take long to read.
But these 234 words are packed full of goodness.
T F Thompson is worth reading.
Here is why …
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This points to why the church “organization” NOT the Body of Christ, is collapsing. People get so caught up in the text, in this version or that version and forget what the Bible tells us itself; 2 Corinthians 3:5-6, “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
As to love, (UNCONDITIONAL in ACTION) we can find the “Reader’s Digest VERSION” of the Bible here: Matthew 22:36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”
Matthew 22:37-40, “Jesus said to him,” ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ “This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
On these two commandments hang ALL the Law and the Prophets!!! Every Living Word spoken, every Living Word written are found in those two commandments, which also means as the LIVING Word (as John wrote) Christ Jesus is the embodiment of these two commandments!
Simple, just like you wrote! Does take a rocket scientist to unravel the meaning AND a little innocent child can understand the concept! So yes, why do we make it so hard?
Now if Christians will just understand Agape Love has nothing to do with feelings and everything to do with actions, the Church (organized: again NOT the Body of Christ) would be whole!
Great article. Brother Paulg reblogged this and that’s how I found it. God bless as you continue in your ministry (service) to the Lord and to others! Am blessed to add you to my Reader! Sincerely — Pastor Roland Ledoux
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