The world teaches (thinking they’re wise in doing so):
“‘Ye heard that it was said: Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and shalt hate thine enemy;” (Matthew 5:43)
The best criteria to determine Truth is to see how one’s teaching/philosophy/religious belief deals with one’s enemies.
But Lord Jesus Christ taught us:
” but I — I say to you, Love your enemies, bless those cursing you, do good to those hating you, and pray for those accusing you falsely, and persecuting you,” (Matthew 5:44)
The “Only One” (literally) Who Loved all His enemies (“for God so Loved the World…” John 3:16) even us (“while yet we were enemies Christ Loved us…”- Romans 5:8) is Lord Jesus Christ.
The rest only love who love themselves (including me) and only “occasionally” step out to do differently often with “ulterior motives”.
Beloved, God is the Only One Who is not like that. Once He Loves, always Loves.
That’s why He sent His Only Son to Save the World and not condemn it (John 3:17) in the absolute sense though we’re condemned already by abiding in sin & darkness.
On the appointed Day of your Salvation, you will understand it perfectly. It’s just a matter of believing Him earlier (in this temporal life itself – which accounts for “life in the coming age” as a “reward” – John 3:16) or the case of believing Him later (being Saved even so by fire – 1 Corinthians 3:15 – in the age-during fire at most; which eats up all evil, sin and vices attached to our soul – the administering of “painful medicines” for your betterment so as to not allow thyself to remain in the sinful state in hell or even in the outer darkness without any “restoration”):
“if of any the work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; and himself shall be saved, but so as through fire.” (1 Corinthians 3:15)
“for God did so love the world, that His Son — the only begotten — He gave, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.” (John 3:16)
Indeed, God alone is Good in that He even uses the “Judgment Sentences” to “Save you” actually — not to torture you endlessly but to destroy sin in you completely out of existence… “One Day” in order that you too will get to taste the immortal Blessedness of His Kingdom. Consider,
“Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.” (Matthew 5:25 – 26)
World English Bible
“Whoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and teach others to do so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 5:19)
Young’s Literal Translation
“Whoever therefore may loose one of these commands — the least — and may teach men so, least he shall be called in the reign of the heavens, but whoever may do and may teach them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.” (Matthew 5:19)
All other “theories” of men account to much “talk” but “no action” directed to the “rehabilitation of sinners”
1. with some just “tolerating all in words” which in “no” way returns to “One Truth” or “solves” the problem of “sin & false teachings” — not “One” in Christ (literally).
“Having made known unto us the Mystery of His Will, according to His Good Pleasure which He has purposed in Himself:
That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in the heavens, and which are on earth; even in Him:” (Ephesians 1:9 – 10)
2. whilst others actually hope to see their enemies burn in an “eternal hell” (also literally true – that’s why they believe that truly – Principle in Jeremiah 3:12 and Jeremiah 32:35).
Such weaknesses of men (exhibited in both action and words) only “reveals our hearts” when faced with the “Truth in Christ” as the verse below “literally” states too:
“so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” (Luke 2:35)
I don’t believe in the words nor the opinions of men (even of myself) but in God only (literally). That’s why I take the Bible “literally” to learn Truth (ultimately).
Note the word “sinners” (being in enmity with God) in the verse below:
“But God demonstrates His own Love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Yes, as it is written “Love rejoices in the Truth” (not in false teachings — but is longsuffering or patient till Salvation is produced for Love never fails – some essence of 1 Corinthians 13 highlighted).
“Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience (longsuffering) means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.” (2 Peter 3:15)
When there is no “One” literally (note the word “one” which repeatedly occurs in the verse below, “unity” is never really achieved beyond “empty words” only):
“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; One Lord, one faith, one baptism; One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:3 – 6)
Till then, it’s literally implied by the verses above that there will be no “true unity in One” … But this present evil of this age will not last ‘forever’ but will “end” (literally) — either now or later for everyone (1 Corinthians 15:24,28).
Make thy choice boldly and live by it.
(Good thing that God doesn’t change from being Good always. Hence we will all be Saved eventually – through One Way only – His Son – Lord Jesus Christ – The Truth; yes, in Him, we will have the Life!)
“Jesus answered, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)
Believe Him. It’s Beautiful (literally) even if the world hates you or destroys you on account of Him which will only prove “their hate true” and “God’s Love True” even to His enemies.
So much for their “quotes on love” all refuted by “evil or their self glorifying seemingly good deeds” – only outwardly with evil intentions at the back – “to save themselves” (arsing from self-saving type doctrines such as eternal hell) to “wanting to make themselves as god in pride without realizing the fact that we’re mere creation” (Theosis and the like).
Don’t be deceived.
“For God did not send His Son to the world that He may judge the world, but that the world may be saved through Him;” (John 3:17)
Yes. God is not a man and so He doesn’t remain angry even to the “age”, how much more “forever”? That’s a reason why hell cannot be eternal too for He doesn’t “remain angry” and good thing is, God doesn’t change from this Good Principle of His too:
“Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, ‘Return, you backsliding Israel,’ says Yahweh; ‘I will not look in anger on you; for I am merciful,’ says Yahweh. ‘I will not keep [anger] to the age.” (Jeremiah 3:12)
Lastly, burning people in the “fire” in the sense of “torture” (not medicinally) “never” came into the “mind of God” as this verse “literally” states too:
“And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.” (Jeremiah 32:35)
Note that only the “false gods” (e.g. Molech as highlighted in the verse above) taught and/or required such “burning of people in the fire” and not the “One True God of the Bible”.
Note the word “end” in the verse below:
“Then the end will come, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father after He has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.” (1 Corinthians 15:24)
which concludes in “God” being “all in all” (all things being fully filled with God in all aspects – not Theosis but in His Life, Love, Knowledge etc being bestowed upon “all” eventually):
“and when the all things may be subjected to Him, then the Son also Himself shall be subject to Him, who did subject to Him the all things, that God may be the all in all.” (1 Corinthians 15:28)
Only the Truth is “irrefutable” as the verses below declare truthfully:
“for I (Lord Jesus Christ) will give to you a mouth and wisdom that all your opponents shall not be able to refute or resist.” (Luke 21:15)
“for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” (Luke 12:12)
Only His Truth is “literally” True.
Yes, all “literally” True.