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0 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
originally posted by: NthOther
a reply to: pthena
So you want to pick and choose which parts of what he said suit your beliefs and discard the rest?
Where have I heard that before?
No, either he was exactly what he said he was, and you should listen to his whole message, else he was a liar, and you shouldn't listen to anything he said.
Kinda sucks when it's flipped around on ya like that, huh?
And this means what to someone who doesn't look for an undefined thing called "kingdom of God"
When? Is that always or do people die hungry and grieving?
who is the son of man
What is heaven? Who are their fathers. Who are prophets
And if my enemy is my enemy because he killed me, then ...
You see where I'm going? Where is the wisdom?
You know its kinda rude to throw statements like rocks
35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
I have always found the actual teachings of Jesus to hold many positive truths that have enhanced my life.
the entire premise of salvation was simply a misunderstanding of the Christian Church.
originally posted by: pthena
a reply to: Akragon
Correct my friend
Do you leave the something else undefined, or use teachings of Jesus to define it?
Yes... Knowing i don't belong in this screwed up world...