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Jesus Said Love Your Enemies and One Another

Jesus said:
Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled.
Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you,
and when they shall separate you
from their company, and shall reproach you,
and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy:
for, behold, your reward is great in heaven:
for in the like manner their fathers did to the prophets.
But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
- Luke 6:20-24

He who loves money as much as he does God, yet persecutes his brothers and sisters of God for common law sins, he is yet a hypocrite that violates the two commandments of the Christ Jesus that ye love one another and that ye love your enemies, keeping them safe from harm.

Woe to those hypocrites that amass riches and hate their brothers and sisters whose only sin is to share their love in a strange manner, and are deprived of equality in marriage, promoting it as though matrimony is godly when it was assimilated from the Romans.

For the love of money truly is the root of all evil, more so than all sexual sins. Indeed, a miser - despite claims to love God - loves money more than the Christ himself, and clings in vain to it rather than giving it away out of charity. Though they may be rich in the flesh, the rich are poor in spirit by choosing filthy lucre over holiness.

What good is the bliss of the wealthy when in such ignorance, gold is more precious than the mercy of God?

It said by the Only-Begotten to love your enemies and to clothe and feed them, yet hate not the sinner whose sins you use to discriminate just because that sinner holds liberty of greater value than conformity.

For the love of money is a much worse sin than loving strange bedfellows, and likewise the hatred of one's fellow humankind because they are not of your tribe or considered less than you and your tribe is equally much worse than they who you hate.

It is better to hate the sin than to hate the sinner. Indeed, it is better to love the sinner and to condone the sin, save the sin of forgetting God (apostasy).

They who love God yet amass wealth to benefit only their tribe are no better than Pharisee or Sadducee alike. In the spirit of loving one another, the Christ urges us to share our wealth, both material and spiritual, with those of us less fortunate, regardless of whether they are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or apostate.

We need less of spiritual warfare against the devil and more spiritual welfare for people in poverty, both physical and spiritual. We need less hatred against the sinner and more love for the sinner, for none of us are perfect, not even the chosen ones.

Even if a sinner is not one of us - neither is he one of them - Jesus would ask of us to be humble and be charitous not only to the children of Abraham but also to the Gentiles whose sinful ways we dare not consider out of respect to God.

Hatred has no place at all in any faith. For loving-kindness is the fruit of the Christ's command to love one another and especially, to love your enemies.

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