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Old 05-22-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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You first.



Alrighty, then!

It's pretty simple. Here goes: EVERYBODY is my neighbor!!

Maybe the folks who wrote the paragraph below can explain it better.


We do not have to agree with other people's beliefs and opinions or condone their actions, but Jesus calls us to overcome our prejudices and show our kindness to all people of the world and consider them our "neighbors."

From:The Greatest Commandment and the Parable of the Good Samaritan
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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Luk 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
Luk 10:30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
Luk 10:31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
Luk 10:32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
Luk 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
Luk 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
Luk 10:35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Luk 10:36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
Luk 10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.


Verna,

I too am interested in who you think your neighbour is.



Reading this parable it seems to me that a neighbour is any person who you come across, if they need your help, you are to help them. Show mercy.
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Alrighty, then!

It's pretty simple. Here goes: EVERYBODY is my neighbor!!

Maybe the folks who wrote the paragraph below can explain it better.


We do not have to agree with other people's beliefs and opinions or condone their actions, but Jesus calls us to overcome our prejudices and show our kindness to all people of the world and consider them our "neighbors."

From:The Greatest Commandment and the Parable of the Good Samaritan
No...I want you to find scripture, as, in the Bible...where Jesus basically says that everyone is our neighbor.

You do read the Bible don't you?
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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No...I want you to find scripture, as, in the Bible...where Jesus basically says that everyone is our neighbor.

You do read the Bible don't you?
Verna

IMO you are just being argumentative

The parable is scripture that says whether someone is of your religion or ethnicity if you see them in need you are to help them.

It fits in with Jesus saying love your enemies, love your neighbour, and love your brother. Nobody is excluded from love.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Verna

IMO you are just being argumentative

The parable is scripture that says whether someone is of your religion or ethnicity if you see them in need you are to help them.

It fits in with Jesus saying love your enemies, love your neighbour, and love your brother. Nobody is excluded from love.
I am not being argumentative meerkat. I simply want herefornow to find the scripture that says everyone on the planet is our neighbor...maybe you would like to help her...?
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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I am not being argumentative meerkat. I simply want herefornow to find the scripture that says everyone on the planet is our neighbor...maybe you would like to help her...?

I have given my opinion in a previous post
Previously you ask for a scripture that says God is love and when you were shown the scripture that says GOD IS LOVE you then try and type your way out of admitting it is in scripture and try to interpret it away.

You can not say oh ..... that scripture, yes it does say God is love. You seem to carry on wanting to be right. This is why I think that you are being argumentative because the parables which Jesus spoke are supposed to be understood using your spiritual eyes/ears ....... and you keep coming back saying, but who is my neighbour? Surely it is not everybody.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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No...I want you to find scripture, as, in the Bible...where Jesus basically says that everyone is our neighbor.

You do read the Bible don't you?

Yep, I surely do read the Bible. Ever since I was 5 years old. And not only in archaic English. I'm taking a whack at it in Hebrew, also.

I think I'll bow out of this conversation. Thanks for talking with me, Verna.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Rapid City, SD
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Luk 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
Luk 10:30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
Luk 10:31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
Luk 10:32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
Luk 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
Luk 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
Luk 10:35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Luk 10:36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
Luk 10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.


Verna,

I too am interested in who you think your neighbour is.



Reading this parable it seems to me that a neighbour is any person who you come across, if they need your help, you are to help them. Show mercy.

I know that this question was not directed toward me, but if I may;

If three passed by and only one helped the man in need of the help, then HE the one that helped is the one who showed the love of Christ, so he is the nieghbor, and the other two are not!!! That excludes that EVERYONE is our neighbor, as Jesus did not say that all three were our neighbor, but asked which ONE was the neighbor. He did not say that the man in need was the neighbor, but the one who showed love to the man in need!!


GOD BLESS!!!
DALE
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Florida
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My God is love. Some people apparently worship another god that is not love.

Heartsong
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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NOW I understand Jesus' rant at the Pharisees.
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