But since we have our own will, we can go against that chastisement of God and go our own way to our own destruction. Be it far from us to be in rebellion of God-God of the Holy Bible who is JESUS!
88. WHAT IS THE SECOND GREATEST COMMANDMENT? The Holy Bible says in Matthew 22:37-40,
"JESUS SAID UNTO HIM, THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND.
THIS IS THE FIRST AND GREAT COMMANDMENT.
AND THE SECOND IS LIKE UNTO IT, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF.
ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS HANG ALL THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS."
These verses of Holy Scripture show us that the second greatest commandment is to love our neighbor as ourself which means to love your neighbor as you love yourself.
Now nobody hates his or her own self and nobody steals from his or her own self or does evil to his or her own self, likewise we are to love our neighbor in that way. If you love your neighbor you will not steal from your neighbor. If you love your neighbor you will not do any kind of evil toward your neighbor. And who is my neighbor? Your neighbor or neighbors are your fellow human beings here on this earth whoever they may be. The Holy Bible says in Romans 13:10,
"LOVE WORKETH NO ILL TO HIS NEIGHBOR: THEREFORE LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW."
That verse of Holy Scripture says to us exactly what love for our neighbor will do and what love for our neighbor will not do. Luke 10:25-37 will give you the perfect picture of who a neighbor really and truly is! If only more people would be like that. Anyone in your pathway is your neighbor as well.
I want to give you an example of a neighbor who is indeed not a good neighbor but is an evil neighbor. This neighbor obviously does not know the Holy Bible. This neighbor I am referring to is in fact my own personal neighbor.
My neighbor who lives on 7 acres next to me has a dog and since they moved in for over 6 months their dog has been barking 5 or more hours most every day mostly between the hours of 2:30 am to 7:00 am and many hours during the day too.
I called my neighbor and asked him what he could do about his barking dog and he told me that he didn't know what he could do. He told me that his dog has it's own dogpen and he even told me that he didn't even hear his own dog barking all night long and/or for hours during the day.
Since I live approximately 700 feet from his back door and since I could hear the dog barking just like it was on my back porch, then I knew he was a "liar" since his dog is only 100 feet from his back door and if I could hear the dog over 700 feet away then obviously he could hear it too in his own home.
After our conversation it was quite obvious that he had no intention of taking care of his dog problem so one month later after hearing that dog bark for hours and hours I was forced to send him a certified letter stating I would be obtaining a warrant if he didn't correct his dog barking problem within a two week period. Only after that letter did he do something about his dog barking.
This is not a neighbor as the Holy Bible states. Obviously he is not a good neighbor and obviously he could care less about anybody that lives near him. It is a crying shame to have to go to this extent to rectify a situation especially with your own next door neighbor, but this is the caliber of people that live on planet earth today.
These people are in their 50's. They were not some kids, they were adults. This is the mentality of so many people today! They just refuse to be a good neighbor. My neighbor quite obviously needs a crash course in how to be a good neighbor and if he were around me for any length of time I would definitely teach him that course you can bet on that!
89. WHAT DOES THE TERM "NEWBORN BABE IN CHRIST" MEAN? That term refers to a person who has just recently accepted JESUS as their own personal Saviour and therefore is termed a