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Discussion in 'Christian Theology Forum' started by biloqewu, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. bbyrd009

    bbyrd009 Groper

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    there is a diff in Follow the Law and Under the Law that unfort never seems to get clarified in these assertions,
    Matthew 23:3 Lexicon: therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them.
    the Law = the minimum standard, and keeping the law does not = under the law wadr
    Matthew 5:19 Lexicon: "Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
     
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    Under the law means holding the law as a requirement; as opposed to an option that we choose because we desire to please the Lord: wherein if we fail to measure up to its standard it does not mean condemnation unless it is our hearts that are inclined towards disobedience...but if our hearts are inclined towards obedience, then there is no condemnation even if we fail, because of the blood.
     
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    I think that Jesus was speaking to a certain man to expose where his true "Love" was.....this man was very rich....he thought he could "buy" his place next to Jesus....but Jesus knowing his heart said if you truly love and want to be my disciple then go sell all that you have and follow me....the man walked away very sad because he could not do what Jesus asked.
     
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    The idea of common ownership is to have a common cause....which is to live the life that Jesus was raised again to give to mankind. We are to be witnesses of His life by the love and life that is exhibited in the Christian community. It's what is called "church life"...and I'n not talking about church "services."

    But in a day where even extended families no longer share the same life...living in and among non-family members isn't at all understood. It really cramps the style of modern people who seek but their own pleasure and happiness.
     
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    This sounds like something you needed to do!

    Me, I don't feel the need or desire to live in a penthouse, and drive an exotic car. I don't own a house, I do own a car. it's 17 years old, with 170,000 miles, a "subcompact". Is there a problem?

    Much love!
    Mark
     
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    To lay down (your life) for your friends
     
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    Waiting on him Well-Known Member

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    We never own anything.
     
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    Not until we actually inherit anyway:

    "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together" Rom 8:17
     
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    Thanks for catching that. I should’ve added monetary items in this world
     
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    There's that!

    :)
     
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    While I think there are better foundations of unity than holding possessions in common, you make an excellent point! If we are not used to living in an extended family, then when we come into the family of God we have to learn how.

    Much love!
    Mark
     
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    Well said! Definitely something to meditate on
     
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    This is what we follow now:

    “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

    Matthew 22:37-40

    We are never under the law, period. We as Christians are free from the burden of the law, we live under Grace, God's Grace.
     
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    Wadr the one who says this is usually the first one to call a cop lol.
    Don't be deceived, little children

    Obeying the law does not = under the law
     
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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    My only possessions are my sobriety and peace of mind.

    I am a rich man.
     
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