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Re: A Fractured Community
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2018, 10:39:33 am »
The thing you said about Satanists talking about love and hate shook me a little. I say that because I do see love and hate used as comparisons in the Bible too. For instance:

Luke 14:26  If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

I am absolutely certain that Jesus does not want us to hate our families, so this must be a comparative description. I'll bet that the Satanists define those word differently. Is that right?

Indeed.  Hate of carnal nature is rabbid disgust that perpetually desires harm.  Greek hate, and all the following hates that support malevolent intent fall under that usage of the word.

Hebrew hate roots to the idea of being wounded from a stance of Love, to the point of painful withdrawal.  It is along the lines of being grieved in Love by being jilted by a lover.

The very verse you cited, Jesus speaking, makes this distinction imperative.  Because Jesus bonds hate to sin in the Sermon on the mount and the apostle John says all of God Love, while those who do not Love are not of God, then even says that hate of ones Brother displays a direct lack of Love for God... we are forced to realize that God Loves All and desires us to do the same.  We are also shown by Jesus that common Love is a worldly trait.  All people are endowed with the ability to Love sincerely, by God, but Love for ones family and friends is a give and receive equation, while Love of all, including ones enemies, is Godly and operation as God does and desires us to do.

This places the clear focus on the ideal that God does not hate, but is grieved by perpetual rejection and disloyalty to Him and others by people.  As God binds romantic Love to His Love for humanity in all scripture, it is safe to say that God doesnít cease to Love a single soul, but can be wounded to the point of withdrawal by individualís actions and responses towards Him and fellow humanity.

This brings the Law of Christ (Romans, Corinthians) Royal Law (James) Greatest Commandment (Pentateuch, Gospels).. etc... to the forefront and seriously shows why Love and Hate are used to divide the Sheep from the Goats in Matthew.

Only the Good Teacher, Good Shepherd Loves completely selflessly, without demand of His Love being returned.  But we are to grow in Love, per scripture and this is what makes followers of Jesus unique.  We are known by this quality, alone.

Love, born of the Holy Spirit of Christ (Romans 8:9) within us, is the seal of Him, placed upon our arms, hearts and so forth.  We donít draw that it is a condition of salvation or a testable quality, but instead, a result of having the Holy Spirit, that we canít fight, but only naturally respond to through grace received.  The Potter shapes our hearts into compassion, empathy, grace, unconditional Love and a flavor that genuinely can turn the tides of this world that is growing cold of True Love, under the influence of the old serpent that rules this ďEmpire of DirtĒ.

Empire of dirt... that reminds me of a wonderful song that I reckon Iíll post!  :D

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