The Love Myth

“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” (Matt 22:36)An “expert in religious law,” backed up by the Pharisees, poses this seemingly innocent question to Jesus in an attempt to trap Him. Will He agree that some laws are greater than others? Jesus’ answer thwarts their expectations and overturns their religiosity:“ ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ ” (Matt…

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Are Christians Freed From the Old Covenant?

Many professing Christians are confused about what Christ’s sacrifice actually did away with, and what God requires of His people today. Many view the Old Covenant this way: If priestly duties, such as ceremonial washings, animal sacrifices, etc., are done away, then so is everything that God commanded under the Old Covenant. The following letter excerpts show the need to properly understand this subject:“You probably will notice the emphasis of the book [of Leviticus] is on the ceremonies and rituals that God commanded of the Israelites. The book…seems to be…

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4 Ways to Become a Better Neighbor

Jesus says we should love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. He says that it is vitally important that we also we love our neighbor (Luke 10:25-37).A man hearing the teaching of Jesus asked, who is my neighbor?We’ve heard the story so many times that perhaps our ears close as the familiar words wisp past us.But, listen again to the question: Who is my neighbor?Jesus answers the question by helping us identify the proper conduct of one who is neighborly. He describes a good neighbor based on how…

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