Originally posted by jmdewey60
The teachings of Jesus?
Would that include "If you want to enter life, obey the commandments. . . . do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false
testimony, honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself."?
I'm pretty sure that all mainstream Christian churches teach that.
Do I have to tell that every time?
I think all Christians know that and that is good...
...That is also why I rarely, probably never pointed those out because nobody makes mistake with that....
....However, that is Old Covenant teaching.... Jesus is still under the Old Covenant (laws) at that time. The New Covenant (Holy Spirit) was not in
effect until Jesus died, was resurrected and went back to the Father.
Under the New Covenant, those reborn of the Holy Spirit is no longer under the law because they have a new nature, new instinct.
It is no longer in their nature to do the things of the flesh, murder, steal, give false testimony, all other things abominable to God. They will
begin to despise those things as their new nature drives them, even if nobody ever tells them! That makes the New Covenant much different from the
Old Covenant. It's fool proof, no backsliding!
A sheep goes after grass, not meat because that is their nature, not because they are under a law... So to speak.
By my reading this statement, then am I to assume that you also are a member of this "rapture cult"? Why is it that the Christian church did not die
off in the second century? My guess is that Christianity back then did not mean putting your life on hold and waiting for the rapture. Lunacy, to me,
is this narcissistic infatuation with this idea that God skipped over all these generations for your personal sake, to pick you out as special, like
Enoch and Elijah, to rapture you.
I do not believe in rapture. I do not put my life on hold. I look for work but no longer look for comfort and 'good things'.
Even if I earn much, I would still live like a poor so I can give most to God's work and the poor. I just don't have a job atm but I keep looking.
That is how the Holy Spirit convicted me of righteous living and should tell everyone. Nobody else taught me. I don't feel bad about it. The fact
is the opposite, I felt terrible keeping most my money minus 10% tithes for my own use/enjoyment only.
No conspiracy there, how else can it be evil? In fact, keeping most your possessions/earnings is what I view as evil. It is only possible to give it
most away if you live like a poor, letting go of creature comforts.
It never felt bad to live in poverty even if you got the money to spend to yourself... That is how the rebirth in Spirit changed me. Now I cherish
the fact I got food, clothing, shelter even if don't have anything else, no car, no nice stuff, cramped, hot, and humid living quarters. I got joy!
I just feel awful, trying to keep most to myself and I see this horrible reality that 16,000 children die everyday of hunger.... Do you know who these
children are?? They are the ones Jesus loves!!
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