"Love" and "Charity"

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"LOVE" and "CHARITY"

God's patience and His tolerance of our sins and our allowing evil to exist and even flourish in our world is not everlasting.

Some Christians simply do not seem to fully understand God's "love" and/or "charity." 

The Holy Bible says in St. John 14:34 & 35 that Jesus said, "A new commandment I give unto you, 'That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.'  By this shall all know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another."

Jesus was speaking to His disciples, His disciplined faithful followers.  Read His statement in that context.

 


One of the Pharisees, a lawyer, asked Jesus a question, tempting Him, saying, "Master, which is the great commandment in the law?"

Jesus said to him, "'Thou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, with all your mind.'  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, 'Thou shall love your neighbor as yourself.'  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

The first four of the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20:3 - 17 have to do with our relationship with God, and the next six have to do with our relationship with other people.

Those Ten Commandments were issued by God through Moses to His people, the nation Israel. 


I Corinthians 13:13 states, "And now abides faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."

Christians around the world and the people of the United States of America are not being charitable when they look the other way while thousands upon thousands of innocent people are being enslaved and killed, and do nothing.

Ignoring Hitler's attempted annihilation of the Jews, rounding up and murdering millions, was not charitable. 

Ignoring Stalin's enslavment and killing of millions inside the Soviet Union was not charitable.

Ignoring the Palestinian and Arab Muslim extremists' continual attacks against Israel, regularly killing scores and even hundreds of Jewish citizens while the militant Arab Muslims publicly proclaim their committment and intention to completely destroy and eliminate Israel as a state and the Jews as a people, is not charitable.  Nor is it wise. 

Ignoring the slaughter of millions in Africa is not charitable.

Ignoring North Korea's prisons, literal slave labor camps, is not charitable.  Our buying products, produced by those Korean slaves for China and then sold by the Chinese to American companies, is not charitable. 

Ignoring an estimated 27 million-plus slaves around the world today is not charitable.  Men, women and children are bought and sold in many countries, among them the United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Mauritania, Africa, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Albania, Burma, Thailand, China, Brazil, Dominican Republic and the United States of America.  According to the CIA, approxiamately 50,000 women and children sex slaves, domestics, garment workers and agriculture workers are trafficked into the U-S each year.    

Ignoring Saddam Hussein and his son's cruel and inhumane treatment and mass murder of innocent Iraqis was not charitable.  And please remember that Saddam and his sons killed more Muslims than anyone in history.


The Bible has numerous examples of God using destructive force to end evil.  The story of Sodom and Gomorrah immediately comes to mind.  And God ordered Joshua to destroy Jericho and two other cities, "everything that lives and breathes."

You may think, but that was in the Old Testament, based upon God's law, back when it was "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth."  We're currently in New Testament times.  Jesus suffered and died for us so that we might live.  God's love is supreme.

But Jesus himself personally and physically drove the "money changers" out of the temple! 

We were right to enter World War II, ridding the world of Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo. 

And we the United States of America, England, Spain and our other allies were right to go into Iraq, eliminating the cruel Hussein regime.

It is high time that bleeding heart liberals, leftists and socialists of every political persuasion in any clothing, especially members of the clergy, realize and admit that clear, discernible and absolutely indesputable truth.

God would have us do nothing less.

There's much more that we must do.

And, if you are one of those who believes the rest of the world is none of our business, please re-read the story of the good Samaritan, and think about it.

When God shows us something that needs to be done, we are the ones that He has chosen to do it.