Well nothing you have posted here is true at all. What was not addressed through the scriptures provided in the post you were quoting from? Or has not been addressed in earlier posts and scriptures shared with you that are directly in disagreement with you that you have chosen to ignore while simply repeating yourself and ignoring the scriptures that are directly in disagreement with you that you do not want to talk about? Lets see if that claim is true. Please be honest in our discussion. You are promoting teachings of lawlessness and sin over what scripture says word for word. Gods Word does not promote sin by separating love, faith and obedience to what God's Word says. You are micro-quoting again without addressing anything in the post content and scriptures shared with you that are in disagreement with you.And you just quoted everything I said as one thing, and didn't address my points. I think it is you who are projecting this so-called "micro-quoting." I asked you to please share which verses you wish me to address, but you didn't. Why not? Don't you want to see my response to them?
They are God's words, interpreted by you. Why is this so impossible for you to comprehend? When I quote the same words, and offer a different understanding of them, then I'm wrong and you're right, because you alone interpret them correctly? How is this so impossible for you to comprehend? Are you that delusional?
No, it's with you. I'm fine with God. I only disagree with you.
I'm not making any excuses for sin. Which sin? Name it? What sin am I committing, other than disagreeing with how you interpret the Bible? You don't get to accuse me of sinning without just cause. I'm not mocking God, nor am I mocking you. I just dispute your ideas about God. That's the only thing that I can see, so that must be what you think in my sin? To disagree with you?
I'm not sinning. What are you calling me sinning? And "who are you to judge another man's servant"? Romans 14:4. You know that entire chapter you refused to discuss with me, because you know it lays waste to your entire judgement of other Christians as sinning because they don't agree with your legalism. But it's not my words, but God's words you are rejecting. So you know all those verses you just quoted about not continuing to sin? You'd better stop sinning then.
Sauce of the goose, is sauce for your gander....
Wrong! "For the heavens declare the glory of God, the firmament showeth his handiwork, day unto day uttereth speech, night unto night sheweth knowledge." Psalm 19. "For the invisible things of him through creation are clearly seen and made known, even his eternal power and godhead so that they are without excuse", Romans 1:20.
I could go on, but it is clear from scripture, which you ignore or reject because it doesn't agree with you (I'm just using your tactics back at you here), that we can and do in fact know God's Love through creation itself, without words on a page in ink. "Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law." Romans 2:14. And if they "do by nature the things required by the law", and they only way to fulfill the law is through LOVE, then they clearly, without knowledge of scripture, though nature, through the witness of their own hearts and conscious, know what Love is.
I know no way you can dismiss this. It contradicts your legalism. It affirms what that cartoon so masterfully, and accurately, and truthful says. The lens through which you read scripture, taints it with the color of your fear and legalistic view of God as a God of conditional love. The lense through which I read scripture through is the lens of Love, which sees Grace, forgiveness, patience, longsuffer, and everything else you can read for yourself in the 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians, as well as the list of the fruits of the Spirit in Galatians.
"Now we see through a glass darkly". That is the filters, the lens, the biases through which your fear reads the Bible. So, they are NOT "God's words, not mine", as you blindly assume against all reason and facts. They are "God's word", seen through your dark glasses of fear. But when you heart becomes filled with that Infinite Love, then that glass through which we see becomes crystal clear, and we "see Face to Face", and know even as we are known.
Love is the opposite of fear. Perfect Love casts out all fear. That's is what that comic, which you call a lie, is masterfully saying. Remember, they said Jesus cast of devils with a devil, because he taught the Gospel of Love too, right?
I never said that. You accuse me of that. Just like the Pharisees accused Jesus of breaking the commandments too. You're siding with the wrong group in that narrative. He taught Love, they accused him of lawlessness. Sound familiar to you? It does to me, just as it was familiar to Jesus.
Yes, one of the verses I quote in support of the law of love. "You shall know them by their fruits". A good tree produces good fruits. Of course we will naturally keep God's commandments. But that does not mean following the 613 external laws of Moses. Haven't you learned that yet in your Bible study groups? Maybe you should find a better church?
Yes, exactly. "Love works no ill". If you abide in Love, you will not sin. If you sin, you are not abiding in love. The goal is to look at your heart, not follow a checklist of 613 commandments to make sure you did each one as you're supposed to in order to be accepted by God. That's your legalistic approach. That is making clean the outside of the cup, and ignoring the inside.
I think you just don't understand this, because the "glass" that you look though, doesn't apprehend the nature of what unconditional, agape, or Divine Love is. That's not a condemnation of you. It's simply understanding that you can't relate to what that kind of Love is like, and so naturally you read scripture through that "glass darkly". You imagine love to mean living up to expectations and receiving approvals. That isn't truly love. It certainly isn't the nature of God's Love.
I am following the Way that Jesus taught. "Love God with all your heart... and love your neighbor as yourself". All the rest is as Paul says,
One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. 6 Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.
When you can figure out what that verse means, and what that entire chapter means, then we can begin to have a discussion. But I think you are still hung up as one still weak in faith, thinking days of the week are more important than Love. And you judge those, you judge another man's servant, because you don't understand the nature of Grace.
Read Romans 14 my friend. When you are ready to discuss that chapter calmly and with reason and respect with me, then let me know.