That would be something like distorting "John the Baptist" to mean "Jesus"...
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Hi I'm new here and my first time reading this article and I justwanted to point out the line says
John 3:36 (NRSV)
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever DISOBEYS the Son will not see life, but must endure God’s wrath.”
It just says whoever disobeys will endure God's wrath so I sak you... What if you follow said teaching but don't believe?
You are never given provisions for that.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”
I would still not trust a guy that impregnated his own mother (and his daughter as well).
an enemy of Jesus is someone who doesn't believe in Him and doesn't obey Him right? so he's a sinner
if Jesus says that you must love your enemies he's in fact saying that he loves sinners right?
according to: Luke 15:1-7
"Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent."
Jesus spent his life with sinners and tax colectors (those people weren't pleasent for the Jewish) and he said in that parable that if someone repents, its a big joy for him.
By loving your enemies he means to forgive them, to love them even if they attack you. He gives you the chance (while your ALIVE) to repent and to love Him, that is called mercy, if you die there will be no mercy, there will be justice.
Mercy's definition: compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one's power; compassion, pity, or benevolence.
Justice's definition: the administering of deserved punishment or reward.