Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.——Jesus taught this powerfully, he also lived it. On one occasion he went into a Samaritin village and they rejected his message and James and John said “Lord shall we call fire down on them?” and basically Jesus said “Shame on you” Jesus loved even those who hung him on the cross in His dying hour, he cried out “Father forgive them for they know not what they do!” Jesus bled the love and compassion of God through his teaching and life. Let us do the same.

4 thoughts on “Love Deeper than Hostility.

  1. “”love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great””

    Do you think you could teach this to those that oppose same sex marriage?

    1. There is a huge difference between loving someone and approving of what they are doing. You can treat someone with love without approving of their sinful lifestyle. I love drug addicts but I don’t think their lifestyle is acceptable, I love liars but I don’t like lying. Here is how I see it, we live in a society that has embraced homosexuality and seems to condemn other sexual perversions such as incest or sex with animals. One could argue and say well “if they are two consenting adults then they can have sex with who they want even if they are related.” but we know that is a perversion. Why then does society favor homosexuality then as the acceptable sin? Although Christians should love these people, we should not participate or clap at such behavior. We don’t tolerate adultery in churches even if it’s with the opposite sex. Why then should the Church treat any other sin with special favor? You would be outraged if you went to a church and the pastor had an affair with a woman, or so Id assume. You would probably say “That gives Christians such a bad name!” Or how bout this, what if the pastor was mishandling funds, would you not say, “What a hypocrite!” So judge for yourself, why should we treat any sin better than any other?

      1. having sex with your siblings is not a perversion. It’s viewed as bad because the offspring of such are likely to be damaged.

        The point I was making is that same sex marriage does not affect your worship or faith, why work to deny joy and fulfillment to others? Why work to cause misery?

      2. Well I don’t consider what I believe to be misery at all friend, I couldn’t be more happy. Did I not say in my previous blog post that one of the reasons people don’t like the idea of a God who has a moral standard is because they have a warped veiw? They believe their life of sin to be more fulfilling then knowing God and following His guidelines for their life, because they think he is some cosmic killjoy out to ruin people’s happiness. He is not. Your idea of fun involves STDs and general disease as its outcome, as well as unplanned pregnancies and not to mention the emotional devastation sex outside of the bounds can cause. An alcoholics idea of fun for example is the drink, but let’s not mention liver disease, or the abuse of alcohol and how he might alienate his family. The world’s idea of fulfillment is a dead end road and there is only so much money, sex, drugs, or stuff can do. A smoker may have fun smoking for years, but high chances he will get emphysema, lung cancer, or laryngeal cancer. A fat person’s idea of fun is benge eating, “Hello diabetes, hello high cholesterol, hello heart disease.” As you can see a lot of things are only fun for their season and then comes pain and heartache. People are meant for more than just personal pleasure when it’s in things that don’t really last anyhow, it’s a vacuum and cannot be satisfied with empty pleasures. You won’t understand what I am saying because you have not tasted the goodness of God so your idea of fun would differ greatly, not to slam you but in all honesty you are missing out what life is really about. You have probably not read the Psalm either that says “For in your right hand their is the fullness of joy and pleasures for evermore” or “Taste and see that the Lord is good” but so many like to hold onto what they think they have that is good but is really rubbish in comparison

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