posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 08:22 PM
Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
All people have souls and all should be regarded as those who have them. For this reason we should love other people as we love ourselves.
The idea of what this love is has been misconstrued. Jesus thundered and lashed those in the temple who were selling and making profit out of
usury. Since the Pharisees had been bribed, the money changers were allowed to do so. Jesus did not hate these people, but he did not smile, wave,
and walk past them either.
So it seems to me to be perfectly fine to love a sinner in a different way than a saint. For if I were to be in the darkness of sin I would want
someone to shake me and force me to stop ignoring the voice of my conscience. Thus it is well to do for sinners as I would for myself, shake them, and
hearken their ears to the voice of their conscience. Otherwise, to leave them be would be to let them die.
Thus I call such love of one who loves unwisely and complacently 'false compassion'. These who hold this doctrine are made drunk
with the spirit of a lie.
I treat others the way I would want to be treated and loved. I listen earnestly, I speak wisely, and I act justly to the best of my capability.
Because if I am were in sin I would want to be reproached; I would want to be told to repent. I do not want someone to tell me that the Lord loves me
just the same no matter what I do, that is license to do evil, and that doctrine is handed out everywhere.
I can now see the hailstorm of scoffing, but I say so anyway without any doubt.
So when you think of love, do not be unwise and liberally ignorant, act justly and do as Jesus would do.
Peace to all of you.