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the full law is this" love every man as yourself!
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The Doctrine Of Universal Love
by Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director
www.Internet Church Of Christ - LoveAllPeople.org
The Doctrine Of Universal Love is based directly on the teachings of Jesus, but it applies to all people, not only to Christians.
It is best explained by The Parable Of The Good Samaritan, as shown below. The Jews and the Samaritans despised each other at the time, and Jesus used this fact to make the teaching even more vivid.
The parable teaches us that everyone is our neighbor, even people we don't even know or like. And Jesus tells each of us to "go and do likewise," as the good Samaritan did to the injured Jew.
The Good Samaritan LUKE 10:25-37 (RSV)
25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test,saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 26 He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read?" 27 And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." 28 And he said to him, "You have answered right; do this, and you will live." 29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, who is my neighbor?" 30 Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was;and when he saw him, he had compassion, 34 and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.' 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?" 37 He said, "The one who showed mercy on him." And Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise." _________________________________________________________
Other Bible passages confirm the extreme importance of loving others as we love ourselves. In fact, some people believe that this is God's only absolute commandment to us.
Love For Others Fulfills The Law
Galatians 5:14 (RSV) For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Romans 13:8 (RSV) Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
Romans 13:9 (RSV) The commandments, "You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet," and any other commandment, are summed up in this sentence, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Romans 13:10 (RSV) Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. James 2:8 (RSV) If you really fulfil the royal law, according to the scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well. Proverbs 10:12 (RSV) Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. 1 Peter 4:8 (RSV) Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.
Blessings to you you in the name of the One God, who created all people in His own image and for His own good pleasure and enjoyment.
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