reply to post by jnthemyst
I read your posts but I never quite introduced myself to you. GodCalls meet jnthemyst, jnthemyst meet GodCalls... lol
I read your struggle with jdposey of which I even had when I thought I could clear our differences. Don't worry about anybody who doesn't get what
your saying when they're told over and over. If you look back in the thread you will find each and every person who tried to point out SIMPLE
passages from the Bible to clear things out. Did it work? Not really because they will see it as they want to see it. As for what Jesus Christ has to
say on the topic in.... LUKE 10:25-28
And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him (Jesus Christ), saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He (Jesus
Christ) said to him, "What is written in the Law? What is your reading of it?" So he answered and said, "You shall love the LORD your God with all
your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind," and "your neighbor as yourself." And He (Jesus Christ) said to
him, "You have answered rightly; do this and you will live."
Some people look at this and they say oh so all I have to do is to "just" LOVE my God with all my HEART, SOUL, STRENGTH, and my MIND. Many don't
understand this though. How do we love with all our HEART, SOUL, STRENGTH and MIND?
with all your HEART:
If you LOVE GOD you will do it sincerely and honestly by not looking back at how you lived before (LUKE 9:61-62) and REPENT(Greek for change your
ways) and strive to live God's Ways. (God Ways his Laws; the Word of God)
with all your SOUL:
Soul just means in Hebrew a living creature or something with life. So with all your life would mean... WITH ALL YOUR LIFE! Everything we do and think
of should co-exist with God. What has been our only way to live like God wants us to live before Jesus Christ came to fulfill not destroy the Law? By
his LAWS! The Word of God! Jesus Christ is the Word of God made manifest to show us what we should AIM for. Aim doesn't mean we'll do it perfectly
like Jesus Christ did, NEVER! It means to earnestly try to LIVE his ways. If trying to live by God's Ways even by knowing you can't do it isn't
LOVE what is? We tried and He saw our intentions. Giving up on GOD'S LAW is giving up on GOD! The LOVE of God comes from US KNOWING you CAN'T do it
perfectly because we HAVE SIN and WE ARE OF THE FLESH and we are dead in Sin. We have life IN Jesus Christ, the WORD OF GOD! IN the WORD OF GOD which
is IN God's Laws. How are you in God's Law? By honestly seeking to be IN God, with all your soul (LIFE) not disobeying ( by breaking His Laws) God
and LIVING IN JESUS CHRIST, which is the only WAY to reach GOD the FATHER because Jesus Christ is IN God. We are DEAD IN SIN but LIVE IN JESUS CHRIST.
[The Son of God = The Word of God (Revelation 19:13) ]
with all your STRENGTH:
With LIFE we have strength and with STRENGTH we accomplish everything we do in LIFE. Love your God with ALL your strength would mean that everything
we do, be FROM(from his LAWS) and for(He accepts only HIS ways, not ours) GOD. The only thing we could meditate on, as to learn how to do what's
right by God, is by the LAWS and BY Jesus Christ (SAVIOR) because we can not do it perfectly because we are FLESH and we DIE when we Sin. JESUS CHRIST
died for our Sins and THUS WE ONLY HAVE LIFE through Jesus. So what we should be focused on is using all our strength to do what is right by God. The
only explanation or Ways we've had to follow God all these generations are by the Laws God set out for us in His Word. We are to live by them with no
exception because we are to SHOW THE STRONG INTEREST we have of BEING how GOD wants us to be by trying to live by God's Laws but now IN Jesus Christ
our Messiah and mediator; our ONLY WAY to LIFE.
continued on my next post.....
[edit on 20-1-2008 by GodCalls]