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[–]In-the-clouds 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Of course the scripture is good, and I hope you yourself will live by it, but based on your racist statements here, I wonder: If you saw a poor, hungry black man, a Christian even, would you feed him? Or would you sling that N-word at him, like you do sometimes here at Saidit?

If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?

[–]BanditMcFuklebuck 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Amen!

[–]DirewolfGhost 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Speaking of the N-word, I've been contemplating Mark 12:31. With the advent of internal combustion engine transportation, global communication and social media, how has the meaning of the word Neighbor changed? It meant "one who lives near or next to another". Where does one "live"? The grocery store? The cubicle? The freeway? Those seem to work on habit and not in participation with the living god of the holy spirit. What counts as adjacent when the spirit may roam with the body dead in a computer chair or the body animated while the spirit is dead in traffic?

What do you think of genesis 11:1-9 in times like these? Have used these new means of technology to build a spiritual tower of Babel and will once again be scattered into new peoples? The lingua franca is degrading and becoming confused as we breathe (or process electrons as the case may be).

[–]In-the-clouds 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Where does one "live"?

Jesus explained who your neighbor is in a parable. Your neighbor is whoever is in your sphere of influence. You could say your neighbor is present wherever you live. Not only where you dwell or where your house is located, but where you are active, where you are alive and moving about with the power and ability to make a change. If we see someone that is in need of help, and we have the power to do so, that is our neighbor. This parable is where we get the term: good Samaritan.

[–]In-the-clouds 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Tower of Babel

In our generation man has built space stations high above the earth permanently in orbit, including the Russian Mir (now decommissioned), the ISS and the Chinese Tiangong.

As in the day when God separated the people with new languages, Jesus returns to judge the nations. He will separate them as a shepherd separates the goats from the sheep. He will divide the people based on their degree of love. Those that are like goats: selfish with no love for their neighbor.... will go away into everlasting punishment. But the sheep: those that love their neighbors.... will be on his right with eternal life in the kingdom of God.

[–]GuyWhite[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Be weary of those folks who can talk the talk, but can’t walk the talk.