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who is my neighbour
« on: November 04, 2019, 04:18:02 PM »

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Hi
Our Lord said.

Mar 12:31  The second is this: ?You shall love your neighbour as yourself.? There is no other commandment greater than these.?      

What dose this mean exactly who is my neighbour is it only those who live close to me or is it all those in the Uk or is it everyone in the world today are they all my neighbours and should I love all of them.
We don't know everyone of course but through the modern technology we have today hear about people all over the world some doing Good things and some doing bad things if they are all our neighbours should we love them I am not saying we should condone crime but if we have the opportunity should we show them that we Love them in so doing do we spread Gods Love which the world needs so desperately.
How did God show his great Love for us sinners.

Rom 5:8  but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.      

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Re: who is my neighbour
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 12:45:06 PM »
Dave,
 Jesus answered the question 'Who is my neighbour' in the parable of the good samaratan.
Read it again except change the characters so the man needing help and his rescuer should be mortal enemies and wonder will the rescuer actuall make it out of town. ( the town being full of people who actively hate the rescuers race.)

The unasked question is what does love to my neighbour look like?

Are we all active supporters of samaritans purse, tearfund, bandabus fund as well as active in supporting your churches missionaries and local charity and evagelistic efforts.

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Re: who is my neighbour
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 11:38:09 AM »
Hi John
Thank you for your reply I liked your reference to the good Samaritan answers the question very well and your advice on how we can help others was very good.

I would like to expand the question if I may our Lord said.

.  Mat 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart       

So if I say for example about someone I could kill him and mean it am I guilty of murder and should ask for forgiveness.
Is any evil thoughts about my fellow man ( neighbour ) breaking the law and makes me a sinner.

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Re: who is my neighbour
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 12:15:21 PM »
ave,
"So if I say for example about someone I could kill him and mean it am I guilty of murder and should ask for forgiveness.
Is any evil thoughts about my fellow man ( neighbour ) breaking the law and makes me a sinner."

These are two totally separet things.
One is an action and one would have to face the consquences of that action.
The other is thought.
There one has to repent of those thoughts, ask Jesus for forgiveness and examine oneself to see if any thought patterns or course of behaviour leads one to have these thoughts.

Praticaly, the example of the boy killed by the wife of an american spy.
She ran back to the US, has expressed sympathy for the parents, but will not show that she is sorry for her action by coming back to this country and facing the police and the court.
You and I might feel anger over this incident and that anger over injustice is right, but should we expressed murderous desires we have strayed into sin and need to repent.

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Re: who is my neighbour
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 01:00:45 PM »
Hi John
Thank you for your reply to which I can agree with most of it just like to ask should we pray to Jesus for forgiveness or should we pray to the Father through Christ.
Another question it's poppy day when we remember those who gave their lives for the country my question is should the church the world wide body of Christ remember all those who have died in all armed conflicts and condemn them our Lord said.

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Joh 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you     


So we are not of the world so should we act as the world does or should we stand to one side and follow the command thou shalt not kill in so doing showing our Love for our neighbours.

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 08:03:20 AM »
Dave,
               Does it really matter whether you ask Jesus for forgiveness or God the Father so long as one of them is asked?
If you want to split hairs and be theologicaly correct.
Then one should pray to God the Father througfh Jesus the Son, as they are united in ways we cannot image or understand, to ask one is to ask the other.

Poppies. remembering the dead. Why? They are dead and judged recieving what ever they deserved.

On remembrance day Christians remember the servivors of All the wars, both sides combatants and all the surviving civilians.
Neither of us speak for a local church so we cannot speak for every Christian around the world.
Each has to make their own mind up about this.

May I suggest remembering the survivors both military and civilian, those currently serving, pray for there saftey, salvation and for the many Christians working among the armed forces. Not just the chaplins, but Christians in the forces, for sassra and other organisations that seek to reach the military with the gospel.

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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 10:34:48 AM »
Dave,
               Does it really matter whether you ask Jesus for forgiveness or God the Father so long as one of them is asked?
If you want to split hairs and be theologicaly correct.
Then one should pray to God the Father througfh Jesus the Son, as they are united in ways we cannot image or understand, to ask one is to ask the other.

. Hi John
Thank you for your reply I was thinking when our Lord taught us to pray he said Our Father which art in heaven and I think we should follow his instruction    [/color/]

Poppies. remembering the dead. Why? They are dead and judged recieving what ever they deserved.

.  I don't think anyone will be judged until the coming of our lord as for the dead are they really dead we are told that those who pass on are only asleep
       

.      1Th 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep     

On remembrance day Christians remember the servivors of All the wars, both sides combatants and all the surviving civilians.
Neither of us speak for a local church so we cannot speak for every Christian around the world.
Each has to make their own mind up about this.

. But we do have some one who speaks for all Christians our Lord who said you shall love your neighbour can we Love our neighbour then go and blow him to bits         

May I suggest remembering the survivors both military and civilian, those currently serving, pray for there saftey, salvation and for the many Christians working among the armed forces. Not just the chaplins, but Christians in the forces, for sassra and other organisations that seek to reach the military with the gospel.
what

. What should we pray for the cessation of all hostilities that they pay down their weapons and go home to their loved ones I HAD A DREAM          QUOTE

Love and Peace
Dave

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Re: who is my neighbour
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2020, 02:26:25 PM »
Hi wandering through i will catch up with what people have wrote here, it was the title of the thread that caught my attention (thread titles are important nets as the content!)

Who is my neighbour?  The whole world including myself.
Who is your neighbour?   The whole world including yourself. 

It really is that simple.  Can expand it and puff out with jargon,  theology and spiritual hyperbole however thats just not really needed...or in much of God things really.

MOST THINGS WITH GOD ARE SIMPLE IN NATURE, IT IS ONLY IN MAN'S NATURE DO WE MAKE THINGS COMPLICATED.

Blessings, light and love in Christ 💖🔥

🔥💖GOD CAN USE ANYTHING, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, ANYONE, ANYHOW, FOR HIS GOOD AND PURPOSE 💖🔥

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