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This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.
33And when the throng heard it, they were astonished and filled with [glad] amazement at His teaching.
34Now when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced (muzzled) the Sadducees, they gathered together.
35And one of their number, a lawyer, asked Him a question to test Him.
36Teacher, which kind of commandment is great and important (the principal kind) in the Law? [Some commandments are light--which are heavy?]
37And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect).
38This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment.
39And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.
40These two commandments sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets.
God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality).
(23) Jesus answered and said to him, If a man loves Me, he will keep My Word. And My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.
(24) He who does not love Me does not keep My Words, and the Word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me.
(25) I have spoken these things to you, being present with you.
(26) But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said to you.
(27) Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
(30) 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." This is the first commandment.
(31) And the second is like this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
Originally posted by Wandering Scribe
reply to post by Melissa101
I don't have too big of a problem with fundamentalist Christian belief, or even fyndamentalist Christian spirituality. So this isn't intended to be an "attack" on you, as much as it is curiosity. So, here goes...
You tell Kelliot to:
question everything and take nothing for fact without first confirming it...
But then, immediately following this you say:
The only true knowlegde that you will find that will lead to peace and blessings is in the Bible (it must be the original King James version)
Assuming that I am someone uninformed on spirituality, like Kelliot, what kind of confirmation could you provide on the infallibility of the KJV and it's spiritual implications?
A lot of fundamentalist Christians have told me that the Bible is the infallible word on the truth of spirituality, and all that. None have ever shown me how this is so.
Could you be so kind?
~ Wandering Scribe