NIce job! I’m not saying that because he agrees with me, but because he was obviously being honest regarding his own personal experience.
Those that wish to see a particular behavior, object, idea, belief, etc. will always see it, regardless of whether it exists or not…its perception and it’s personal. One either believes in themselves or they don’t, those seeking excuses don’t.
[-4] September 9, 2016 at 1:34pm
I am a liberated son of God, unencumbered by ancient social organizations and traditions, and Jesus is my big brother…He is a big brother to ALL of us. He came to free mankind from spiritual oppression, not place more demands on us.
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
I didn’t see anything about going to church or synagogue regularly as a part of the relationship…some need it others don’t, but we all must share His love and mercy in some way be that through personal ministry or greater acts of kindness.
Friend, I have to respond to this. You're correct that Christianity is not connected to social organizations/traditions, but Jesus is not your "big brother." He is a holy God that can have no communion with sin. Picking two verses out of the Bible and claiming that you understand everything about Christ from that is wrong. Yes, believers should show God's love and mercy. However, we don't show love and mercy by pretending that it's okay for people to live in their sin. The Bible clearly states that those who do not repent (turn away from) sin and put their faith in Christ as Savior will spend eternity in a place of torment. There is no love in subjecting people to that fate by telling them that their favorite sin is okay. Hebrews 10:24-25, as well as most of the epistles, addresses the need for believers to regularly fellowship with one another in the church setting, but that's not the real issue here. Jesus is no wishy-washy "just be nice and you'll all be fine" god. I hope you understand that, for your own sake. There is nothing special about me. I'm a sinner who happens to be saved by the grace of God alone. I hope you know Him for real!
I think you've missed the entire point of the article......
"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."
Part of loving Him is doing what He says.
First..."Which is the GREATEST commandment in the Law"... not... "lets say I have a hard time with commandments in general which one should I pick so I can feel better about religious inactivity?"
Second... The implication of the greatest commandment is that "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments" All of them. You can't just say you love God and let that be the end of it, you must demonstrate it by keeping His commandments which is comprised of the entire Gospel of Jesus Christ, not five versus in one Chapter in one Gospel according to Matthew.
"I didn’t see anything about going to church or synagogue regularly as a part of the relationship…some need it others don’t"
Well put IKW. We all know who it is that needs us to be at church regularly. The pastor. The preacher. The guy that has nicer cars than yours. A bigger house than yours. Takes more vacations than you.
The preacher, who despite all this, seeks to make you feel guilty for not attending services and handing over 10% of your annual earnings to him.
you forgot taking care of widows and orphans.
September 7, 2016 at 3:01pm
Well this sure is a good way to improve the country, don’t let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!
 August 31, 2016 at 4:01pm
Good job, son…you give me hope and yes, tears.
 August 25, 2016 at 7:01am
The “peace” of Islam is from the teachings of Jesus. The verse is in essence saying turn the other cheek to all spirit led brothers which is what Jesus taught, but when it’s turned by this religion it defines “spirit led brothers” as only Muslims, making it an ideology not a religion.
The fruits of the spirit may be shown by all men according to their capacity for spirit leading, not man’s pulling.
 August 17, 2016 at 6:27am
With what I saw, she is not only physically ill but her head ain’t right. I think she is proof that once a mind becomes so warped with self-love it eventually snaps…this is going to take us to places we have only read about.
Donald is the one who is guilty of excessive self loving. He is a narcissist who cares about no one other than himself and his image.
 August 2, 2016 at 4:52pm
Gosh that sounds a lot like a man seriously considering suspending an election, willfully violating the entire rule of law based on his own opinion. Regarding Newt’s comments, we used to be proud of men unwilling to run from a difficult situation, now it makes him “vulnerable”.
[-1] August 1, 2016 at 12:16pm
To a truly honest mind, one has to admit that the religions are the same, in essence. They are both built upon the Hebraic morality of the Torah and the Way of peace of Jesus of Nazareth. The religions have both followed the same alternating paths of peace and brutality in the name of God while claiming the moral high ground as justification.
The social institutions of mankind evolve just as surely as the species does, regardless of one’s proclivities, go about doing good and you are following the Way of the Father that His Son was so kind enough to show with His matchless life.
 July 31, 2016 at 11:36am
When they actually ARE thugs? No, you can’t, truth is far too brutal for the weak minded…blacks can’t even call them thugs with being chastised. I personally don’t know any thugs but I know many keen minds wrapped in black skin.
 July 31, 2016 at 10:24am
We are NOT created equal!!! We are equal under the law and ONLY under the law!!!
The law discriminates economically more than anything. If you are rich and can afford the best lawyers you are more apt to be acquitted than getting some public defender who finished last in the law class and can't pass the bar exam. Justice is not blind nor fair and never has been.
IKW... apparently you don't understand biology, but the Bible is all wrong on that area anyway.
kosrae you're basically correct. However this country comes closer to justice than any other institution ever created by man. Under the law man is equal but that equality depends on other things like intelligence and power. It depends on witnesses coming forward to tell the truth with out threat of harm. The most intelligent, the Strongest, the most good looking, and other personal attributes give some a natural advantage over others. We can never eliminate all injustice and we have actually done a credible job with the good old USA. People who want to tear our nation down, should be careful, what they end up with may be a big surprise to them. Kind of like what happened to most of opposition to Lenin or Stalin. You know breaking eggs to make an omelette a great metaphor for the murder of 20+ million by Stalin alone. "Although not everyone who was swept up in the aforementioned events died from unnatural causes, Medvedev’s 20 million non-combatant deaths estimate is likely a conservative guess."
 July 29, 2016 at 9:19am
Angry? No. Surprised? No Mildly disappointed that a person can spend that much time with Clint Eastwood, research a man such as Chris Kyle and not be somehow changed? Yeah, but oh well.
 July 26, 2016 at 11:51am
…”Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
But what’s confusing you
Is just the nature of my game
Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer
Cause I’m in need of some restraint
So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I’ll lay your soul to waste, um yeah
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, um yeah”
- The Rolling Stones
 July 25, 2016 at 10:37am
It appears the word “terrorism” is now synonymous with Islam since when acts of violence occur the powers that be generally say something like, “it has not yet been linked to terrorism”. What does that mean if the above statement is not true?
I understand terrorism as any act meant to inflict as many casualties as possible among unarmed or unprepared people…what am I missing on this?
 July 15, 2016 at 2:38pm
Well god forbid you actually stay on point and press him, he would probably have a meltdown and call you a racist…it’s all he’s got if you are patient enough to wade through the garbage.
 July 14, 2016 at 1:30pm
What about dereliction of duty? As a sitting judge on the court, with defined authority and responsibility, she must rise above political squabbles and subjective opinions that could effect the stability of another branch of government. In this case, she is tampering with the elective process of the executive branch made by the people of which she has been selected to interpret the law as it was written, not as she desires it to be. She is derelict in her charge in the judiciary and by proxy has become a defacto member of the executive branch.
July 14, 2016 at 1:19pm
Who “advised” her to say it? Ill-advised? Really? Perhaps you are so compromised by your passions that you are incapable of blind justice under the law? Perhaps impeachment is the only recourse when handling such a blind guide?
 July 6, 2016 at 9:08am
Nicely stated, Sir. You have communicated my sentiments exactly.
 July 6, 2016 at 9:04am
I think our enemies don’t really need a blackmail file on Mrs. Clinton, she is one of them and there is some honor among thieves it just usually ends badly.
 July 6, 2016 at 5:41am
She either has no respect for our enemy or she is the enemy.
 July 6, 2016 at 5:13am
Says the idiot who has himself protected by others…these cowards have become quite skillful in their rationalizations, so much that they believe them as fact.