conservative said...You judgmental brazen hypocrite!
Are you talking to your mirror, again, Conservative?
conservative said...And I justify what sin Mt John?
The failure to love your neighbor as yourself.
conservative said...I spend very little time and have very little patience with Godless Liberals who pervert the word of God in justifying their sins and Godless Socialism.
Obviously, because you apparently spend all of your time with Godless Conservatives who pervert the Word of God in justifying their sins and Godless fascism.
conservative said...You are obviously an advocate for lawlessness.
Hardly! I am an advocate for people who confess that Jesus is Lord advocate for government that functions consistently with Jesus' commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves. And, as the parable of the Good Samaritan makes clear, my neighbor includes all those folks who society would otherwise consider unloveable. But, that comes as now surprise because, by God's standard, humans are unloveable, but God loves us anyway.
I live under no delusion that society will ever live by God's law of love. But, I find it strange that people who say they confess that Jesus is Lord defend a system that clearly is not consistent with the law of love.
conservative said...God ordained government and the punishment for wrongdoers even to the point of death. Read Romans Chapter 13 if you don't believe me.
Conservative - you are doing an excellent job of selectively reading Scripture to reinforce your selfish understanding of the letter of the law, while completely missing the spirit of the law. God ordained government to maintain order for the sake of the neighbor. Read Luke 10:25-37 if you don't believe me.
conservative said...You have identified yourself in the past as a Liberal so you think like a Liberal. You will have to explain what the one has to do with another, I don't follow Liberal reasoning very well.
I didn't ask you to respond from the perspective of liberal reasoning. I asked you to respond from the perspective of your confession that Jesus is God - assuming that you make that confession. Jesus - Emmanuel - God with us gave us new commandments, to love God with all our hearts, souls and mind and to love our neighbors as ourselves. So, with regard to the situation on our southern border, what would it look like to love our neighbors - in this case, the undocumented immigrants - as ourselves?
conservative said...inquiringmind Is Jesus God? Can you make that confession?
Conservative - do you make that confession? If so, what would Jesus do about the United States' southern border?
If we really were a Christian nation, the stranger would be welcome here. And, welcome, not as indentured servants, but as sisters and brothers who are created in the image of the Creator.
Bush was right - he didn't do nation building.
The ostrich needs a glass navel.