He gave us the chance to turn this place into paradise by TEACHING us how..2000 years..and look at it..now instead of spears there are weapons that can destroy the whole friggin planet several times over!! you would think one would be enough! Quoting: wildhoney
I was thinking today..that even if Christ were to come another 100 times..nothing would change would it..?
you make good points.....and I agree that love is the fruit of the Spirit.
how do[es] you [one] justify false teachings smothered under the blanket of *love* ? Are we (you) supposed to just side step it and say, ah well, God knows the heart.
Or, Ahhhh well, it doesn't matter in the end.
How do YOU propose the good news be taught to the nations IN THE MANNER Messiah taught? I promise and guarantee you ... HE was no hippie type, flower carrying passivist.
Love doesnt smother..Love gives life..is Life
He was the Lamb..He came as the Lamb..the term as you know is used because as a Lamb He was sacrificed..as a Lamb he was pure..As a Lamb He offered no resistence..no threat..was docile..and meek..because that is how it was supposed to be..for the crime to be the fullest..so there would be no excvuse for the carnage that was done to His body and the insults to His Holy Spirit
But it is said that He will be the Lion..
that is when the price for every drop of His blood has to be paid..
because everything is paid for..time is irrelevant..as Time only exists here
But when He came as the Lamb..He spoke of love..peace..forgiveness.compassion..mercy..not only did He speak it..He lived it and died for it..He could have withered them all just by speaking it..as He did with the fig tree..but didnt....
He said forgive your enemies..the strongest statement..to forgive ones enemies..what a world it would be if we could all do that..
He was Love..and they tortured Him..humiliated Him..and murdered Him..
and by so doing condemned themselves ..Because the Law always manifests..That is the Law..