Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Hate messages, Hell and peace itself

....Anyone who says " you fool" will be in danger of the fire of hell.
Attack the disease , but never ever the person!!!!!!

in saying the above in Matt 5:22, Jesus was clearly no woose .Much much more than that, He targets the big problem and aims at the key issues in condemnation,sloppy thinking, fear and personhood . He is not ,like so many in our day , distracted by our natural tendency to justify ourselves - to react badly when someone criticizes us; to feel aggrieved and ready to bring such a person before the court.
We naturally tend to think our ideas are "our person" and fear drives us to react when threatened in this way. We all like to think we are whole creatures, when in reality we are not .How much do any of us really know about ourselves!! Our ideas come close to the real us , but as he says elsewhere iN the same passage , if your eye or your arm is a problem to you ( any part of you including your thinking) you must---- pluck it out ( deal with it ). He's not saying physically cut yourself in two, but mentally you MUST subject yourself to division --it means the difference between keeping you whole and being a mental error cot case!!!!.. Deal wth it -deal with sin properly discretely and with precision.Then and only then can you get on with life ! Target the problem area. Just as any good physician would do.

The great physician demonstrated how exactly to criticize others and deal with SIN (Its the real meat issue )and hate - including self hatred ( implied and projected here!) .

Attack the false idea and the disease , but never, ever the person!!!!!!
YOu heard it first from HIM!
Absolutely everyone here is made in the image of God and deserves the respect given to him/her by his/her Creator ( even if they don't know He exists and is a rewarder of them that seek Him )
Have a blessed day, Pray !


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