For the love of Jesus

For some Christians, emphasis is placed on their particular denomination.  This can be so much so that other denominations are castigated and demeaned.

Anyone with even a casual knowledge of the early church knows such divisions did not exist or at least was not taught by the mainstream body.

I know some people who hold that a Catholic can not even be a Christian due to the church structure:  the same is said if other church denominations as well.

You have the KJV only group, those who believe in the literal view of the Bible and those who believe the scriptures contain the world of God and then again we have those who hold that Jesus only and those who believe that the trinity, the three persons of God is the only way to think and believe.

Personally, I find all of this as detestable to a degree for I think it really all boils down to whether or not we love Jesus or not.

It is the same with a natural family.  A child may break the rules of the household, but the love for the child bonds the family together.

The parable of the Prodigal Son brings this to a highlight. The awaiting Father didn’t make a point of breaking out the bad in his son. No.  Instead, we see a father eagerly awaiting his son and why?  He was eager for he LOVED his son.

The same is true with our Father in Heaven for us and the love of the Christ, Jesus for us.

As a family member we should possess the LOVE of Jesus.  With the love of Jesus we naturally have the love of the Father and if we have that, then we must also love each other.

And we love each other for Jesus commanded us to do so.  His new commandment he gave us.

But, and this is a big but.  It all starts with Jesus.  And as we state what we believe and what we don’t, somewhere along the line it will be revealed.  Truly it will be revealed as we express our love for Jesus.



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