The British song group, The Beatles, created the song, ?All Ya Need Is Love.? That song theme has exploded over the years, sending inclusion groups for sustainable global peace, parading into the streets with banners – hawking, ?Love People / Don?t Hate.? The idea is what politicians report as, ?Keep it simple stupid.? After all, who can walk out into the public main stream and say that he or she is against loving others?
However, the modern message is skewed from ?Reason,? and worse, it represents an abysmal attempt to requalify the command of Christ Jesus. The Greco Metaphysicians, Zoroastrians, Brahmans and Gnostics argue for ?Reason,? but it was the Hebrews, and the later Christians, who were taught to Love your neighbor. Yet the bulk or Theosophists and Gnostics steal the love credo, from the Biblicists and present it out of context; with the result that sin is encouraged!
Case in point; a reading of the Greco-Sabean works of ?Thrice Great Hermes,? will demonstrate that he philosophized that ?good? comes from the Divine, and that man understands this because his spirit comes from God. He then articulates that it is good to follow the Divine plan of creation and for man to desire aesthetic beauty, proper stimulation of good thoughts and good works. Those that refuse this ?Reason,? are beasts defined as ignorant and they naturally follow evil.
Yet, the World Elites who, today, argue for the pagan religious imposition of Neo-Platonism, Zoroastrianism, and the wisdom of Hermes, encourage those that refuse most if not all wisdom of God. In fact the Elite enable the ?ignorant? ? people such as: abortionists, homosexuals, sodomites, and ritual occultists. The New Order misuses the credo of Love, and applies it to everyone – unconditionally. They argue that ?bad ones of society? need not do anything good, but society must love them anyway.
The Elitist?s definition of Love is acceptance of any personal life-style, but the Christian-Judean definition of love, is respect for their soul, not their lifestyle.
Let me ask a simple ?reasonable / rational question; ?Would you love a rapist, or bank robber, or murderer, or pedophile, while he or she was in the act of doing evil? Most Elitists would refrain from answering, because it becomes a political quagmire. However, a few well-meaning Christians may entertain turning the other cheek, especially if it was another party?s cheek.
What Yehovah [? ? ? ‘] taught in the Old Testament, was to love [respect] your neighbor by rebuking him if he does wrong. Hence, Jesus in Mt.19:19 takes this Old Testament command from Leviticus 19:17-18, and makes it the Second Greatest Commandment of God. He is saying that love [respect of soul] rebukes the bad ones, so that they act in accordance with the Divine.
?Thrice Great? Hermes would agree with this, since he defines the worst of mankind as the ?drunk? and ?lustful,? which clothe their selves in a ?web of ignorance.? Because they do not wish to know God – the maker and owner of Beauty and Truth, they will not know the Divine, nor possess or comprehend Beauty or Truth [Hermes I-31; VI-5; VII-2-3; X-5-6].
The Apostle Paul revealed – well before Hermes – that many people refuse the innate knowledge of God [his beauty and truth], and so, God gives them over to the worshiping of inanimate things, and creatures. Thereafter, their lusts allow them to receive within their own bodies the punitive damages of their judgment [Rom.1:20-32].
A rebuke may be uncomfortable and cause embarrassment for both parties, and it may even cause the sinner ? the one clothed in a web of ignorance [to use Hermes expression] – to become angry. However, the person, who is directing a new change in action, is actually acting in love. So said Jesus in Lk.17:3, ?If you brother sins, rebuke him. If he repents forgive him? – and again in Rev.3:19, Those that I love I rebuke.? The Apostle Paul also said similarly in 1Tim.5:20, ?Those who sin are to be rebuked publically.?
So, love expects a change of mind and heart, when it rebukes its neighbor. Love expects repentance, before it can forgive ? that is, to forgive unconditionally and accept the person wholly. We can respect the right of the person to choose, even if it is against Divine prerogatives, and we can respect the individual?s potential for doing good, but we can?t by Jesus? and Paul?s commands accept their behavior and offer to them close or intimate fellowship and friendship, until they repent.
Naturally, the issues in mind here are grievous sins, such as those that the world wishes to ignore ? sins of fornication, adultery, prostitution, whimsical divorce, alcohol and drug addictions, occult worship, white-collar theft, pedophilia, human trafficking, and habitual lying, etc.
This is why Jesus commanded, ?Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.? [Mt.4:17], and ?I tell you, unless you repent, you too will all perish? [Lk.13:3].
As hard as this is for some people to accept, love is NOT all we need ? we also need repentance. This is why Jesus exclaimed, ?Repent and Believe the Good News? [Mk.1:15].
Remember, even Hermes argued that a man cannot know good, unless he knows God. Yet, he never tells the initiate how to know God, he simply encourages his readers to apply what they know to be good – but that is circular reasoning. It is like saying, ?If you don?t know which road on the map to take, take the road on the map that gets you there.?
Hermes Trismegistus, Gnostics, Theosophist and the like, follow the principle of Asclepius the serpent. They are following their understanding of the knowledge of good and evil ? the Genesis Tree that started man?s problem in the first place.
Doing good is not the problem, its doing it all the time. Not every situation allows the right decision ? most times there are several options that lead us to the lesser of two evils. So we end up doing what we know to be evil, even though it is the least evil. But then that only proves that those who do this, do not know God, and can?t choose what is good.
But Father God and Jesus Christ have answered the question of how to know God so that you know what is good.
?This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased ? listen to him? [Mt3:17, 12:18, 17:5]. This verse is the ?Thrice Great Love? of God for Christ.
?You diligently study the scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the scriptures that testify about me [Jesus Christ], yet you refuse to come to me to have life? [Jn.5:39-40]. Jesus Christ possesses the life eternal ? not our ideas.
?He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him? [Jn.5:23]. Jesus must be honored exactly the same as we would honor Father God.
?He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life? [1Jn.5:12]. Eternal life comes by intimate knowledge of Jesus Christ. Good works or intelligent reason will not lead to eternal life.
?Phillip said, ?Show us the Father and that will be enough for us.? Jesus answered, ?Don?t you know me, Phillip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the?? [Jn.14:8-9]. The true knowledge of the Eternal Light ? the Father of all, comes by intimate knowledge of Jesus Christ.
?…this is eternal life: that they may know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent? [Jn.17:3]. To know the one and only Father of light, and his Son Jesus Christ, is to possess eternal life.
The phrase ?may know? is the word ?gioisko? in the Greek, and means to know and be known. It is relational and reciprocating.
Yes it is true, the ancient philosophers where on to something…but they needed the key, Jesus Christ. Good works alone will be incomplete, and leads to the evil expressions of; good enough, lesser of two evils, and accepting evil as it is. The Gnostics and Theosophist will perish along with their approved people ? their; homosexuals, lesbians, sodomites, transgenders, fornicators, prostitutes, adulterers, murderers, occultists, thieves, liars and blasphemers – simply because they lack the true good work; faith and repentance in the Only Son of God.