Christianity 101

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Love is the only way to peace and harmony.

(Listen to my song “All Are One” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 5:43-45

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.”

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Once again, for Jesus, love is the bottom line.

That’s not just in dealing with the people you like…but the people you don’t like…and also the people who don’t like you!

Jesus tells us we must do what goes against every fiber of our being…actually love our enemies.

I mean…is he serious?

That’s what he said!

Seems we have a way of disregarding some of Jesus’ most difficult teachings…or spinning them into something easier to handle. 

Are we forgiving and loving the people who have deeply harmed us?

Are we praying for terrorists?

Instead of trying to change someone else…Jesus asks each of us to change.

Such transformation can only happen through grace…through a Higher Power.

Jesus modeled this kind of love and forgiveness to us…and then called each of us to follow him.

If we do this, not only will our lives be changed for the good…but we will also start a ripple-effect that will help change the world.

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Listen to the song of the day “All Are One” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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