Love?

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  1. th1bill

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    Gal 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
    Gal 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    Gal 5:15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
    Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

    Trayvon Martin, there's a name unheard, just a few days ago as was George Zimmerman and yet I have been following the events that began in Florida and are now occurring world wide.

    Most remarkably I see a proclaimed minister of the Gospel of Jesus, the Christ pushing hatred for white folks. Who? Jesse Jackson! In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers!” Instead, Jesse is making statements, as fact, that he has no method of possibly knowing that put Mr. Zimmerman in the position of being a side kick of the KKK and Jesse is seen at the same location, in the same interview clips and in the news as being along side the Black Panthers. Where is the love?

    There was a notable and feared group of hate mongering racists in this nation, since just after the Civil War, the KKK. Sometime during or just after the reign of Adolf Hitler the American Neo-Nazi Party was born to further the ignorance of the American Racist. All of this took place before I was born. And then, during my life span, a new party of Racists reared their ugly and cruel agenda for the life of this nation, the Black Panthers. Their justification is their predecessors and is not found to be justified in the Words of God, leaving it to be standing on the whims and wishes of Satan, the god of this world, the enemy of the One True God, our Creator, Jesus!

    You will notice that I have used Galatians 5:14 to illustrate my point and have wrapped it in some of the verses surrounding it for context. Now, the KKK was born to keep Negro or African Americans pushed down into suppression and the American Neo-Nazi Party was born to keep the Negro down and to get him and his American family on a boat to Africa. Then, in the Sixties, the Black Panthers came into their own and demanded that this nation be split, proportionately, into two nations and uproot Negro families and Caucasians alike to move them into their own nations, pushing Whitey down. Where is the love?

    I have not decided that George murdered Trayvon nor have I decided that Trayvon was murdering George, as of this time, there has not been a trial as of this time and all I have heard is hatred spewed forth like the Fire Hoses held by the Cops in Alabama in the sixties! WHERE IS THE LOVE? Are there any Christians left?
     
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    First off, Jesse Jackson is no more a minister of the gospel than I am a 2,000 elephant. I heard on the radio the other night, that the medical examiner that did Martin's autopsy did not see any marks on his body, only the gunshot wound that killed him. Doesn't sound too good for Mr. Zimmerman.

    JJ and Rev Al Sharpton are not ministers, but hinchmen for a bigger entity.....
     
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    I grew up in Mississippi in the 50s and 60s, and learned as a little kid how cruel man can be to his fellow man. I have no tolerance for this kind of behavior on either side. Each life is a creation of the Lord, and is to be respected.

    Lots of non Christian people are decent people and act so around their fellow man. They love their families, help their neighbors, and are generally a positive influence on the community. However, a non Christian cannot experience the deep abiding love and joy that only the Lord gives. They are experiencing a shallow,worldy type love that benefits them as much as the ones they love.

    It amazes me that so called Christian adults who I observed growing up could go to church on Sunday and treat a fellow human being like they did the rest of the week. I do not care to go into the details here.

    True love works like this. God is the origin of true love, and if we are his children, then we have the ability to love others like a non Christian can only dream of. It is deep. abiding, and joyful. That love extends to your spouse, kids, family, friends, and really, anyone you come across. A Godly love takes on a life of its own. There is no selfish motive in that type of love. You expect nothing in return. Your eyes turn from yourself to Jesus. The bottom line is this type of love starts with the Lord, goes through you to others.

    I do not think we can even imagine how love will feel in eternity.
     
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    Amen, amen, amen, amen and amen!! And one more amen(grunted that one out) for good measure!! :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     
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    Thank you for the Christian respose. Good words for anyone.
     
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    Are you the same man that spewed all that hatred in the first response?
     
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    Hatred? No. Honesty? Yes. Look at JJ's and Rev. Al's track records. They speak for themselves.
     
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    The truth is that I would be seated under neither one! That being, the besy I can call for is they do a Spiritual Inventory and that, only to them, neither you nor I are equal to God.
     
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    Agree that neither of us are equal to God, and He is the One who will give them a righteous judgement. But if you see bananas hanging from a tree, it's safe to say it's a banana tree, no? A tree is known by it's fruit. A lot of their fruit causes me much worry, and prayer for them to check themselves.
     
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    Human rationalization never trumps th recorded Word of God, that is a trait used by the lost man and fostered by Satan. Our mission 9s noted at tye end of the last chapter of Matthew and is spelled out in verses 18b through 20. And when we read the sermon o nthe Mount and the rest of the New
    testament we find that the Inner Working of the command is clearly listed for us.:thumbs: 1Cor. 12, 13 & 14 are an excellant study for this matter.
     
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    Discernment is the freind of the Gospel believer. Are we not supposed to have it?
     
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    Yes but Jesus never called for us to speak without discression.
     
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    I guess you must make sense to you.
     

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