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To: Just mythoughts
When Christ cleansed that temple out was he being charitable and was it done in LOVE?

Yes. When He cleansed the temple, He was cleansing His Father's house. That shows love for His Father. He was also doing so for the good of Israel. That, too, was showing love.

But the key thing is that this same Christ did a whole lot of other things. He, in fact, had the majority of the Pharisees really, really upset with Him because He offended them (He forgave too much and did good not according to their rules).

He did both. And sometimes in surprising fashion.

But here's one thing: would a person who felt compelled to harshly critique every violation of his beliefs feel compelled to walk into a house of worship and shout out those beliefs?

31 posted on 06/09/2010 5:05:57 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley
Yes. When He cleansed the temple, He was cleansing His Father's house. That shows love for His Father. He was also doing so for the good of Israel. That, too, was showing love. But the key thing is that this same Christ did a whole lot of other things. He, in fact, had the majority of the Pharisees really, really upset with Him because He offended them (He forgave too much and did good not according to their rules). He did both. And sometimes in surprising fashion. But here's one thing: would a person who felt compelled to harshly critique every violation of his beliefs feel compelled to walk into a house of worship and shout out those beliefs?

Every thing Christ did and said was in LOVE, even to those bedeviled Pharisees that spent their time trying to set a trap for him. Now what sets Christ apart from all other human beings to be born on this earth was He, Christ, was as is Written, Emmanuel, which means God with us. And since He was God with us in a flesh body He knew the hearts and what these bunch of rebels and trouble makers were thinking.

Now even Peter one of the twelve got caught up in the doing things his way when he sliced off the ear of that trouble maker. And Christ in LOVE of and for Peter and those who will partake of the WORD learn not to get in the way and how to do things in the WILL of God.

We in these flesh bodies cannot make something holy, and the closest we can be 'holy' is in our pure love of and for our Heavenly Father that created individually each and every soul.

The worst thing a Christian can possibly do is to be in love with other 'gods' and stop loving the one that owns everything even our very souls.

Now I do not have down, as a fine art to explain in WORDS this idea of what forgiveness literally means. See I do not forgive these liberal lying crooks that are using the devils own handbook to destroy this nation. Yet I know the donkeys of .ell have been let loose to strip us clean bare unless we stay in 'love' of Honor and obedience to the Creator.

I respect each person's 'choice' to believe whatever they choose to believe, and while I personally do not consider buildings 'holy' I would never enter one to clean it out symbolically speaking.

We can all read how the 'world' (majority) treated Christ, and why anyone thinks they IF they are in His Name following the WILL expect to be treated better or differently has not read with comprehension what to anticipate to stand against the majority in this world today.

Quite frankly it gets real old reading the poor pitiful whines from people claiming how other people hate them. Personally speaking I fully expect that to LOVE God, follow Him in His only Begotten Son's name is going to cause these that demand to do things their way and in their own tradition.... because 'everybody is doing it' to need a security blanket.

And personally I don't care if Rush hires a flaming gay pit player, but I won't be spending one more dime on anything that puts a cent into Rush's pockets.... I say this with love of course.

50 posted on 06/09/2010 9:45:29 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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