Posts Tagged ‘greatest commandment’

God sacrificed himself?!

April 18, 2014

The viewers should access the following link to know the context of the discussion; and only then one should form one’s own sincere and independent opinion.

http://thesuperstitiousnakedape.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/easter-in-ten-words/comment-page-1/#comment-14239

PAARSURREY says:
April 18, 2014 at 8:21 pm

“God sacrificed himself, to himself, to save humanity from himself.
Because that makes perfect sense”

This baseless creed has been invented by sinful Paul and sinful Church.

This is not teachings of Jesus.

Jesus’ core teachings are as follows:

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22:36-40

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+22%3A36-40

Regards

Jesus’ First and Second Golden Rules

April 6, 2014

The viewers should access the following link to know the context of the discussion; and only then one should form one’s own sincere and independent opinion.

http://jerichobrisance.com/2014/04/02/snapthought-wrested-from-my-hands-by-god/comment-page-1/#comment-6551

paarsurrey says:
April 6, 2014 at :

@Matt) Brisancian : April 3, 2014 at :
“I do not disagree with the Golden Rule in any way. I think that it is a fine principle to have central in a moral framework.
But it can be found in nearly all cultures.
It is not unique to the Abrahamic religions in any way. Its a principle derived from our intrinsic nature as a social species, the realization of how to best create a just and functioning society. Eastern religions had it before Christianity. The Egyptians had it before Moses I believe. Everyone has arrived at this.
No divine appeal is necessary.
And the fact that it is in the bible doesn’t in the slightest demonstrate that those texts had a connection to divine authorship.” Unquote

I Googled for the Golden Rule and got the following from Wikipedia:

“The Golden Rule or ethic of reciprocity is a maxim,[1] ethical code or morality[2] that essentially states either of the following:

• One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself. (Positive form)[1]
• One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated (Negative form, also known as the Silver Rule).[1]

This concept describes a “reciprocal”, or “two-way”, relationship between one’s self and others that involves both sidesequally, and in a mutual fashion.[3][4]”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Rule

You will please note that Jesus mentioned two Golden rules together in the core teachings; I repeat again:

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 22:36-40

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+22%3A36-40

You have given comments about the second one that it is common in all cultures but you have not commented on the first Golden Rule.

You observation is correct that (the Second Golden Rule) it is found in almost all-religions and adopted by Atheists/Agnostics/Humanists also.

The religions who have most mentioned it; I ascertain from the space allotted to it by Wikipedia and checked by Word Count is somewhat as follows:

Islam 1124 words: Christianity 843 words: Judaism 630 words

Others are much less; Atheism is far behind.

Does this indicate that humanism is not limited to Humanists only?

Now about the First Golden Rule:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”

Do you still believe in the First Golden Rule mentioned by Jesus and Moses? Please elaborate yourself fully on it.

Thanks and regards

http://jerichobrisance.com/2014/04/02/snapthought-wrested-from-my-hands-by-god/comment-page-1/#comment-6574

paarsurrey says:
April 6, 2014 at :

@(Matt) Brisancian :April 6, 2014
“The first is not generally called “the golden rule” in the US.
Neighbors objectively exist, as is easily demonstrated. Gods on the other hand are simply hypothetical constructs, until and if someone can provide actual and conclusive evidence. So I don’t think much of it.”Unquote

Thanks for your response.

I think you mentioned “God’s Words, I remain convinced; can stand very well on their own.”

What is its context? Please

Don’t you think there is some contradiction in your concepts?

Please elaborate.

This is just a friendly discussion.

Regards

Jesus mention touchstone of Christian scriptures

March 17, 2014

http://www.is-there-a-god.info/blog/about/welcome-to-atheists-and-others/#comment-8853

paarsurrey
MAR 17, 2014 @ 17:32:16

Jesus mentions his core teachings:
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22:36-40
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+22%3A36-40

The method of purification of Bible suggested by me is reasonably inferred from the above Jesus’ core teachings.

1. “This is the first and greatest commandment” hence, I think, Jesus would be happy if it is used as touch stone of his teachings and those which contradict with it are dubious and must be discarded.
2. “All the Law”; here he means that his teachings are for revival of Moses’ law; those of his teachings that conform to it only that must be accepted the rest discarded. This adds further purity to # 1.
3. “And the Prophets”; if the teachings have been mentioned by the prophets that further would ensure correctness.
4. “Love your neighbor as yourself”; all teachings that your neighbors don’t understand being mythical, not accepted by common sense and unreasonable should not be accepted.

Quran also confirms this principle:

[3:8] He it is Who has sent down to thee the Book; in it there are verses that are decisive in meaning — they are the basis of the Book — and there are others that are susceptible of different interpretations. But those in whose hearts is perversity pursue such thereof as are susceptible of different interpretations, seeking discord and seeking wrong interpretation of it. And none knows its right interpretation except Allah and those who are firmly grounded in knowledge; they say, ‘We believe in it; the whole is from our Lord.’ — And none heed except those gifted with understanding. —

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=3

I think with this measure Judaism, Christianity and Islam; even other revealed religions (Buddhism, Hinduism and Zoroastrianism etc) come on to the same page.

hanks and regards

Why Christians want to put words into Jesus’ mouth? Jesus abhorred

March 4, 2014

Please view Paarsurrey’s comments on the following blog for your valuable opinion:

“Is there a God?”
“Welcome to atheists (and others)”

http://www.is-there-a-god.info/blog/
http://www.is-there-a-god.info/blog/about/welcome-to-atheists-and-others/#comment-8733

paarsurrey
MAR 04, 2014 @ 16:51:30

I further have to add to my comments of MAR 03, 2014 @ 22:46:52:

A very clear testimony of Matthew:

Matthew 13:34

“Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable”

http://biblehub.com/matthew/13-34.htm

It is for this that I say that the Christians should believe the core teaching of Jesus as mentioned in Matthew 22:36-40:

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 22:36-40

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+22%3A36-40

It makes it very clear that Jesus never declared himself a god or son of god in literal and physical terms; and whatever Jesus mentioned elsewhere the Christians should take that as symbolic and in parables terms and interpret it in the light of these clear teachings. It is a common sense approach.

Had he been a god, in literal and physical sense, he would have told it in unequivocal and straightforward terms?

Whom he was afraid of that he could not declare his god-head himself? Why did he leave this the most important issue for others to announce posthumous?

Even a weak human being won’t make such a blunder.

Thanks

“Is there a God?” : Yes there is God; but Jesus was not a god

March 3, 2014

Please view Paarsurrey’s comments on the following blog for your valuable opinion:

“Is there a God?”
“Welcome to atheists (and others)”

http://www.is-there-a-god.info/blog/
http://www.is-there-a-god.info/blog/about/welcome-to-atheists-and-others/#comment-8707

paarsurrey
MAR 03, 2014 @ 22:46:52

Jesus mentions his core teachings :

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22:36-40

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+22%3A36-40

It does not mention of Jesus himself being a god. Your believing him as god or son of god is most unfair to Jesus and his teachings.

Jesus’ core teachings mention of a loving One-True-God

February 28, 2014

Jesus’ core teachings mention of a loving One-True-God

“The Wrath of God”
http://gulliblestravelsdma.wordpress.com/
http://gulliblestravelsdma.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/the-wrath-of-god-2/#comment-3238

paarsurreysaid:
February 28, 2014 at 9:49 am

@Ruth:February 27, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Yet; it is not difficult to discern truth from the wrong.
Jesus mentions the core teachings of religions:

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 22:36-40
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+22%3A36-40

It does not mentions of an unloving One-True-God.

I think you did not make any study of comparative religions under an appropriate principle; you just joined Atheism out of convenience.

Trinity is a superfluous doctrine; not known to Jesus

January 27, 2014

paarsurrey 01/27/2014 at 5:01 pm

http://triangulations.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/heavenly-soul-bank-right-belief/#comment-123448
@ John Barron 01/27/2014 at 4:23 pm

If Trinity was/is an essential doctrine of Christianity as it relates to the nature of God, as you say; then why did Jesus not believe it?

Was Jesus not a Christian himself? Please

I think trinity is a non-essential doctrine; Jesus did not know of it; he remained focused on the teachings set forth below:

Matthew 22:36-40

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

http://www.biblegateway.com/pa&#8230

The core teaching of Jesus

December 10, 2013

The core teaching of Jesus is as follows:

When Jesus was asked which of the commandments He esteemed to be the greatest, He replied,
‘“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’”
Matthew 22:37 NIV
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+22%3A37&version=NIV

Then Jesus added, “This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it:
‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Matthew 22:38-39 NIV

Jesus said further,
“All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 22:40 NIV