Saturday, February 14, 2015

Misconceptions about the Bible

I would like to clear up some misconceptions about the Bible.

You see, so much is “done” in the name of “God.” So many are hurt, killed, murdered, or whatever in the name of some religion (namely ISIS at the moment), and since I’m a Christian and believe in the Bible, I feel compelled to share with you what IT (the Bible/God, our Creator) actually says about how we are to treat one another.

When someone asked Jesus what the “greatest commandment” is, here’s the answer He gave in Mark 12:30-31, “… you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

These verses are the crux of how a true Christian should behave. Anyone behaving otherwise, is not portraying how Jesus taught us to be. Period. And the fact that this commandment originated from God Himself, tells me what kind of Person He is: all good and all loving.

As it says in 1 John 4:8

“The one who does not love does not know God,
for God is love.”

If someone claiming to be a “Christian” commits an abominable act in the name of God, please know, they are doing something despicable in God’s sight.

So, whether or not you’re a believer of God and/or the Bible, and especially if you DO believe, let’s try to love one another.

Matthew 5:44, “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

One last thing, I may be throwing around scripture, but that doesn’t make me any more “perfect” than the rest of us.

That’s why we ALL need Jesus.

Romans 3:23

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”


John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only Son,
that whoever believes in him

should not perish but have eternal life.”

4 comments:

  1. I like your comments.right to the point . thanks for sharing
    Paula O

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    1. You're welcome. Thank you for reading.

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  2. Well said Sandi! Some may ask - "Why should I care what the Bible says?" or "If God is all-loving, what does it matter how I behave?" I believe the answer is It is of eternal importance!! GOD created us with a righteous jealousy for our souls to return to him. But as He is righteous, only the righteous can reurn to Him. That is why the sinless Jesus had to die for our sins. Our Father gave us His word so that we would know Him, understand our obedience to Him, and use our free will to walk as close to Him every day - He even provides the power for us to do so. Hug the Mountain!

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