“The second is this, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31
If Jesus came back today, what would he think? Violence and racism is at an all time high, here in America. With the recent acts in Virginia over the weekend, we can’t help reflect on what happened to humanity? How did we get to this place where love and respect are nonexistent?
Jesus commanded us to love our neighbor as yourself, not to just love your family or friends but everyone. First part is if we don’t even love ourselves, how can we love others? We need to understand we are all Children of God through Jesus Christ. Your neighbor is a Child of that same God, when you hate your Neighbor, you essentially hate yourself and God.
Who is your Neighbor? Your neighbor is essentially everyone outside your family. Is God saying you need to be best friends with everyone? No, but to display mutual love and respect for one another is essential. That state that society has gotten to at this point is at a critical level.
“If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. Mark 3:24
A kingdom or nation divided against itself will not stand. We can’t expect this country or world to continue to function with chaos and anarchy taking control. Its time we stop the violence and hatred and turn back to God
AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ Mark 12:30
Goes back to the first and greatest commandment, to love God with all your heart and soul. When you put God first and Love your Neighbor as yourself, you have resolved many of the worlds problems. Love is the answer and the only way to get there is through God in Jesus Name Amen
So, you are saying that when you hate a fellow believer, then you also hate God, correct? Because, not everyone is a child of God, only those who receive Jesus are given the right to become children of God. Just looking for some clarity from you on this post. Thanks for your reply. 🙂
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I think you answered your own question.
I just wanted to make sure we are on the same page, because I’ve heard this explained differently by people who call themselves “Christians”, if you know what I mean.