“Christians ‘Talk’ about LOVE – 101”…Blog.
*** (John 15:12-13-14) This is My commandment: that you love one another as I [Jesus] have loved you.
(John 15:13) No one shows greater love; than when he lays down his life for his friends.
(John 15:14) You are my friends; if you do what I [Jesus] “COMMAND” you. [Luke 6:46 & James 1:22 & 2Corinthians 10:3-to-6]
*** (Ezekiel 33:31) And they come to you as the people come, = and they sit before you as My [God’s] people, = and they hear your words. = But they will ‘Not’ = DO them. = For with their ‘Mouth’ = they show Much LOVE, = but their heart goes ‘After’ their = unjust gain.
*** (Luke 4:4) Jesus answered him, It is written; ‘One must ‘not’ live on bread alone; but on – “EVERY” = Word of God.' [Deuteronomy 8:3]
Perhaps a Question…? Do ‘You’ show the Love of Christ… even to those that disagree with ‘You?’ Many Christians speak about… “The Love of Christ”… but few really ‘Show It!’ How can that be…? Could it be that they “Really Don’t Understand”… ‘True Biblical Love’…? Sorry, it is “NOT those Warm Fuzzies”… which many ‘mistake’; as the Love of Christ! God’s Love can be seen in His Holy Word as… “He ‘Judges’ His Own”… and as “He ‘Chastens’ Them!” Did ‘You’ ever see the “Love of God” in that ‘Context’…? “IF” you did ‘Not’… “THEN”… ‘You’ truly… “Do Not ‘know & understand’ the Love of God!” He has demonstrated His Love… by example in His Holy Word! God “Absolutely ‘Never’ VIOLATES”… “His Holy Word”. If He did; that would make Him a Liar [Numbers 23:19]! Matter of Fact: He has set “His Holy Word”… “ABOVE” = His Holy Name…! Do ‘You’ personally hold “His Holy Word”… in that ‘Same Esteem’…? “If Not”… “Why Not”…?
*** (Psalms 138:2) I will worship toward Your holy temple; and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth's sake; for You have ‘magnified’ Your Word above all Your name.
*** (Romans 15:4) For everything that was written long ago was written for our instruction; so that we might have hope through the endurance; and encouragement that the Scriptures give us.
*** (Matthew 24:35) The heaven and the earth shall pass away; but My Words shall ‘Not’ pass away.
*** (Jeremiah 23:29) Is not My Word like a fire? Says Jehovah the LORD; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
(Jer 23:30) So Jehovah the LORD says; Behold, I am ‘against’ the [false] prophets; who steal My Words; each one from his neighbor.
“Do ‘YOU’ = Love ‘Jesus’ – 101” …Blog.
“True Biblical LOVE: The Love of GOD… always holds His Holy Word: ‘above’ any human relationship. Perhaps it is because “Most Do Not”… ‘Read & Study’… His Holy Word…! They often prefer [pseudo] Christian songs; You Tube Videos; and those “False” Pictures of Jesus! Here in America… “Christianity”… is more of a ‘Cultural Thing’… instead of a “Practice of Obedience to His Holy Word!” So very many are “Falsely Fearful of Legalism”… that they will “Not Obey His Holy Word”…! Much like the Jews of Jesus day; they have created their own ‘personal’ interpretation of Christianity! Like the “Tradition of the Elders”… they too have put their “Thoughts & Church teachings”… before His Holy Word! “Say it isn’t So”…? If ‘You’ do not know what… God’s Holy Word; ‘Says & Teaches’… Then how do ‘You’ know the “Love of God”…?
Picture of Jesus? – 101 Blog.
*** (Deuteronomy 4:15-16) Therefore take good heed to yourselves; for you saw ‘No’ kind of likeness on the day Jehovah spoke to you; in Horeb out of the midst of the fire,
(Deut 4:16) lest you act corruptly and make yourselves a graven image; the likeness of ‘Any’ figure’ the likeness of “MALE or FEMALE” [Pictures or Jesus]
*** (Mark 7:6-7) But He [Jesus] answered and said to them; Well has Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, “This people honors Me [God] with their lips; but their ‘heart’ is far from Me.
(Mark 7:7) However, they worship Me in vain; teaching for doctrines; the commandments of men.” [Exodus 20:19-20]
*** (Matthew 23:23) Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithes of mint and dill and cumin, = and you have left ‘undone’ the weightier matters of the Law: = judgment, = mercy, = and faith. = You ought to have done these; and not to leave the other undone.
*** (Luke 11:42) But woe to you, Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, = and pass over: = judgment = and the love of God. = You ought to have done these; and not to leave the other undone.
*** (Ecclesiastes 8:11) Because sentence against an evil work is ‘not’ executed speedily; therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
*** (Jeremiah 48:10) Cursed is he who does the work of Jehovah the LORD deceitfully; and cursed is he who ‘keeps back’; his sword from blood [judgment].
“You are a ‘Legalist!’–101” …Blog.
If ‘You’ focus “ONLY” on the ‘Love’ of God… “Without’ the ‘Judgment’ of God; do you really ‘understand’ God and His Holy Word: The Bible…? Why do so very many Christians; ‘preach & teach’… “Only–Believe in Jesus”: and Never speak about Repentance…? Didn’t Christ Jesus say that… “Repentance” is to be Preached = Luke 24:47-49-8…? Please, open your Bible; and read it for Yourself…? Have ‘You’ ever told anyone that they need… “To Repent?” This problem is ‘not’ unique to America; the Corinthian Church had the same ‘Problem’. They thought they were showing the… “Love of God”… and when they permitted: “Known Immorality to Contaminate” their Church Body! They were ‘also’ taking each other to court; before Unbelievers! They were so fearful of Judging; that they were “Willing to Disobey”; The Holy Word of God! Was that the Love of Christ…? “Absolutely NOT!”
*** (1Corinthians 5:1-to-6) It is actually reported that sexual immorality exists among you; and of a kind that is not found even among the gentiles. A man is actually living with his father's wife!
(1Cor 5:2) And you are being arrogant; instead of being filled with grief; and seeing to it that the man who did this is removed from among you.
(1Cor 5:3) Even though I am away from you physically, I am with you in spirit. I have already passed judgment on the man who did this, as though I were present with you.
(1Cor 5:4) When you are gathered together in the name of our Lord Jesus and my spirit and the power of our Lord Jesus are present,
(1Cor 5:5) hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the Day of the Lord.
(1Cor 5:6) Your boasting is not good. You know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough; don't you?
*** (1Corinthains 6:1-2-3) When one of you has a complaint against another; does he dare to take it before the unrighteous; and ‘not’ before the saints? [Matthew 18:15-to-18]
(1Cor 6:2) You know that the saints will rule the world; don't you? And if the world is going to be ruled by you; can't you handle insignificant cases?
(1Cor 6:3) You know that we will rule angels; not to mention things in this life; don't you?
*** (Isaiah 26:10) Let favor be shown to the wicked; ‘Yet’ he will ‘NOT’ learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness he will deal ‘unjustly’; and ‘Will Not’ behold the majesty of Jehovah the LORD.
*** (John 3:19-20-21) And this is the condemnation; that the Light [Jesus] has come into the world; and men ‘loved’ darkness: rather than the Light; ‘because’ their deeds were evil.
(John 3:20) For everyone who does evil hates the Light; and does not come to the Light; lest his deeds should be exposed.
(John 3:21) But he who practices Truth [John 17:17]; comes to the Light: so that his works may be revealed; that they exist; having been worked in God.
It is “Demanded… by the Scriptures”…. that we “Choose [JUDGE]”… between “Good & Evil”… by “JUDGING”… by Using; the Holy Word of God!
“Judge not – 101”…Blog.
About now; if ‘You’ are “Honest”… ‘You’ may begin to wonder; about what ‘You’ know; about the Love of God…? That is a good place to come to! Why, because ‘You’ may then: ‘Repent’… and begin to Learn from God’s Holy Word; what the Love of God: “Really Means!” The Love of God; “Never Permits EVIL”… at the expense of ‘Someone’s Feelings’…! Idolatry, yes “Christian Idolatry” allows: disobedience to God’s Holy Word. They put “Other’s First”… before “Obedience to God’s Holy Word”…! Christ Jesus said, “No One can serve two masters = Luke 16:13 & Matthew 6:24!” If ‘You’ are ‘Not’ serving the Holy Word of God… but ‘Other’s… then ‘You’ are “Not Loving–Christ Jesus”…! The True Love of God… “Never Violates”… His Holy Word…!
*** (Luke 16:13) No servant can serve two masters. For either he will ‘hate’ the one and ‘love’ the other; or else he will ‘hold’ to the one; and ‘despise’ the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [anything else].
*** (Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
*** (2John 1:9-10-11) Everyone Transgressing and Not abiding = in the doctrine of Christ [Word of God] = does Not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ; he has both the Father and the Son.
(2Jn 1:10) If “Anyone” comes to you = and does Not bring this doctrine; “Do Not” receive him into your house; “Nor’ speak a ‘Greeting’ to him.
Can’t we all… “Just Get Along”…? “Sorry NO”…! Would ‘You’ allow someone to compromise the “Holy Word of God”… just to be your ‘Friend’…? Do ‘You’ wrongly believe that ‘You’ can keep them out of heaven; because ‘You’ are not “Loving”…? Perhaps ‘You’ never really never told them about the “Damnation”; for rejecting Jesus… because You did not want to Turn them Off to Christ…? They are “Already Turned Off”… because they ‘Love their Sin’…! Your responsibility is to tell them… The Truth of God…!
“Offending ‘Unbelievers?’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (Hebrews 10:28-to-31) Anyone who violates the law of Moses dies without mercy “on the testimony of two or three witnesses.”
(Heb 10:29) How much more severe a punishment do you think that person deserves; who tramples on God's Son; treats as common the blood of the covenant; by which it was sanctified; and insults the Spirit of grace? [John 6:44 & Acts 17:30-31]
(Heb 10:30) For we know the One [God] Who said; “Vengeance belongs to me; I will pay them back,” and again, “The Lord will judge His people.”
(Heb 10:31) It is a terrifying thing; to fall into the hands of the living God!
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!