Ramblings of Silver Blue


17 Jan

User asked question

Neil repsonded to the Thursday Ten™ with the following question:

Does Christian ethics require you to love Pat Robertson, or how does that work?

Because I answer questions posted, here’s the answer, in my opinion.

According to Mark 12:28-34 (NSRV Bible)

28 One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, ‘Which commandment is the first of all?’ 29Jesus answered, ‘The first is, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30you 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.” 31The second is this, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these.’ 32Then the scribe said to him, ‘You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that “he is one, and besides him there is no other”; 33and “to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength”, and “to love one’s neighbour as oneself”,—this is much more important than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.’ 34When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, ‘You are not far from the kingdom of God.’ After that no one dared to ask him any question.

Accordingly, as you no doubtedly have often heard, “hate the sin, love the sinner”, you must find it in your heart to forgive Mr. Robertson if you feel he is a religious nutbucket, off his rocker, talking out of his head. He still is a Child of God, even if the words issuing forth from his piehole are unloving, possibly evil phrases.

No one said being a Christian was easy. After all, it is very difficult to forgive those who have seriously wronged you. It is something we, as humans, can aspire to.

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