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by Benjamin Munsell on February 22, 2018
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Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, BLESS them that curse you, DO GOOD to them that hate you, and PRAY FOR them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others ? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:43-48. Thayer's Definition of "Enemy": Hated, odious, hateful, hostile, hating, and opposing another. Used of men as at enmity with God by their sin, opposing (God) in the mind. (Please read carefully). So this would make anyone who doesn't follow Christ, MY ENEMY. Unsaved people still hate God and "God-haters" are then my "Enemy". Therefore, under the old Law, (of hate your enemies) I would have to love only the "Christians", my like-minded fellow Believers ONLY. Now, stop right here for just a moment and stay with the "old law". THIS IS THE MUSLIM RELIGION, they are commanded to hate AND KILL all who don't believe like them. They live under the law of Hate, Christians are to live under the Law of Love. (If I don't Love my enemy, I'm no better than the Muslims). I am to Love my neighbor, and who is my neighbor? ANYONE who needs Christ, or needs More of Christ. That pretty much covers EVERYONE on the face of the earth. Our Command is to Preach Christ to everyone, to Love everyone, to Pray For everyone, because Christ, our Commander, is ALL about Love. Without Christ, it's a bloodbath out there. (Seen the news lately)? But WITH Christ, it's a Bath IN Christ's Blood. Love and Live in Christ THROUGH His Blood, and, Be Blessed.
 
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