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Old 08-22-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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For example: Since Jesus teaches us to "love thine enemy," is it safe to say that He would never expect us to do the opposite?

Or do His commandments change over time?


Peace,
brian
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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Not sure what your asking. Would Jesus ask us to hate our enemy? No, he would not ask us to hate our enemy.

That said, loving our enemy doesn't mean we have to blindly accept or approve of that enemy either.

(Make sure you are applying the biblical definition of love to this situation as well.)
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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Not sure what your asking. Would Jesus ask us to hate our enemy? No, he would not ask us to hate our enemy.

That said, loving our enemy doesn't mean we have to blindly accept or approve of that enemy either.

(Make sure you are applying the biblical definition of love to this situation as well.)
So is Jesus' command to "love thine enemy" signify to love one's enemy in words only?

How do you know that you are really doing what Jesus commanded, or if you are adjusting it to personal ends?


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brian
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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For example: Since Jesus teaches us to "love thine enemy," is it safe to say that He would never expect us to do the opposite? Or do His commandments change over time?
Peace, brian
that wasn't his commandments, Jesus doesn't teach his own words. he teaches the words of his Father ,(John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you). so his Father wanted him to teach mankind this. STILL Jesus and his Father, both understand we're imperfect. and it'll take a minute for us to have love in our hearts, NOT just say the words. but NO Jehovah God's words don't change, period. peace
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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Jesus taught this, yes.

Commanded it? I am not sure about that.
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