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Love Everybody, Then Do Whatever You Want

By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Pastor - InternetChurchOfChrist.org
Director - Internet Church Of Christ - LoveAllPeople.org

This is the amazing freedom we have in the Lord. Most Christians are not able to accept this freedom, because they simply cannot believe that God would permit it. They are too wedded to Old Testament Law, "the Law of Moses," as Jesus called it in Luke 24:44 and John 7:23.

Satan does does not want us to believe it either, because He wants us to feel guilty and unworthy and sinful about everything, thus driving a wedge between us and the Lord. Moreover, Satan wants us to hate other people, not love them. And he is constantly scheming various ways to make us hate one another.

But if you believe the Bible, you will believe this teaching, once you understand it: "LOVE EVERYBODY, THEN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT." Here is how it works . . .

If you love your neighbor (which means everybody) as you love yourself, then you have fulfilled the law. Even if you then offend God somehow, your love for others will COVER your sin. And even if you still have sins uncovered, Jesus has already paid the price for them, and they are washed clean by His blood!

Here is the Biblical proof . . .

             
       Romans 13:8 (RSV)
       Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves
       his neighbor has fulfilled the law.

       Romans 13:10 (RSV)
       Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling
       of the law.

       Galatians 5:14 (RSV)
       For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, "You shall love your
       neighbor as yourself."

       James 2:8 (RSV)
       If you really fulfil the royal law, according to the scripture,
       "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well.

       Proverbs 10:12 (RSV)
       Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

       1 Peter 4:8 (RSV)
       Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love
       covers a multitude of sins.

       1 John 1:7b (RSV)
       and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
  

May the Lord bless this presentation of His holy Word.


     Rev. Bill McGinnis  <><
     bmcgin@patriot.net
     

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