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Old 09-28-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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Mark 12:29-31

`The first of all the commands [is], Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God out of all thy heart, and out of thy soul, and out of all thine understanding, and out of all thy strength -- this [is] the first command;
and the second [is] like [it], this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself; -- greater than these there is no other command.'

When I look at what is considered sin it is pretty obvious how Love fits in.

Murder? No love

Honor Mother and father? That is loving

Steal? No love in stealing.

False Witness? No Love there.

Covet neighbors stuff? To sit and think about taking your neighbors stuff doesnít seem loving. (Some translations say Covet should have been translated as TAKE)

Adultery? Cheating is not very loving.

The bible also tells us our fruit is love.
Now why is it that so many Christians focus on what they perceive to be sins that donít involve love?
What does homosexuality have to do with love? The couples may actually love each other, that is bad how?
What about sex outside of marriage, as long as they are consenting adults I donít see how this is unloving? Of course it can lead to unloving problems such as jealousy, hurt feelings, the couple not being on the same page etc.
Some of these just donít fit with the Love command, are we focusing on the wrong things?
Sometimes I wonder if translations were changed in order to control people. We were not created to murder and steal but we were created to love.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Love covers all sins. When we become free of sin and error, we will no longer have sins or inclinations to sin. Love is what we must strive to be so that we can become who we were meant to be. Love is who we are.

So many people forget that. They focus their hearts on the negativity and forget to love. They bring the darkness into their own souls and expect everyone to fall in line. Love is gentle and kind. It is not demanding or controlling.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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When we use "LOVE" as our compass, then really practice what we preach...the end result will always be.........




A Wonderful World!!!
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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All sins against Heaven either have a root of pride or unbelief, where there is no love there in pride ... What about the other sins : mark of the beast which is the rejection of the principals of Jesus commands, or blapheme the Holy Spirit which reject the presence of the Lord in the earth and his hand, rejecting Jesus salvation plan which is spiritual suicide and no love again for the commands of the Lord Jesus, what about all the other sins or works of the flesh, well all sin can be redeemed through the Blood of Jesus Christ, just go and do it. We are all called to examine ourselves and are not called to examine others unless we are praying for their redemption.....Why?.. because there is no love in Judging others of sin, beaking the commands of the Lord Jesus...What about love your neighbour Who is your neighbour?.....It is everybody in the entire earth, Jesus said in the parable of the good samaritanm who helped a person with no identification, no color, no creed, no nationality, anybody and everybody.....
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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If we truly loved, we would not sin.

Love covers over all sins. Love fulfills the ten commandments.
Sin is born out of selfishness.
True love is completely unselfish.

That is why Jesus said you only need two commands: love God and love your neighbor (and by extension your enemy).

Love is the key because God is love. We will get there eventually...
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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When we use "LOVE" as our compass, then really practice what we preach...the end result will always be.........




A Wonderful World!!!
Yes! That is the end goal: a truly loving world. Imagine if everyone truly loved their neighbor and their enemy... there would be no enemies! No war, no hatred, no murder. No one left behind, no one left in poverty, no one left to starve.

Hmm... eventually. We must be patient...
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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I agree about loving others, that is the goal, so why is it that homosexuals get the most ire here and from the Christian world? They arn't going against love.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:51 PM
 
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Yes! That is the end goal: a truly loving world. Imagine if everyone truly loved their neighbor and their enemy... there would be no enemies! No war, no hatred, no murder. No one left behind, no one left in poverty, no one left to starve.

Hmm... eventually. We must be patient...
Patience is a virtue...which God also practice with us...his obstinate creation......

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I agree about loving others, that is the goal, so why is it that homosexuals get the most ire here and from the Christian world? They arn't going against love.
Not from the truly practicing "LOVE"...

Judging others would be judging The Almighty...after all he created us all with unconditional love...did he not?

Peace!
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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If you can name a sin that does NOT violate the commands of "love God and each other" . . . then it is NOT a sin.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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If you can name a sin that does NOT violate the commands of "love God and each other" . . . then it is NOT a sin.
Hmmm......
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