Friday, October 10, 2008

Being a Christian and Learning Forgiveness

Jesus had more to say about forgiveness than anything else through out his teaching. So this shows us how important it is to us today. He taught forgiveness and carried his teaching into his own life.

The old law of moses stated “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth and a life for a life”. but Jesus replaced this and said “love god and love your neighbor as you love yourself”. this became known as the golden rule.

Every action taken should be guided by these principals.

In the sermon on the mount Jesus also explained about loving enemies. Jesus told his followers to love their enemies and to pray for them as well.

Jesus was making a great demand of his followers, there was to be no revenge or retaliation but instead he said “love your enemy’s and pray for those who persecute you."

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