Love ..just love.
Under the New Testament there are not 'ten great commandments' ..there is only love.
Love encompasses it all. Love God, then love your neighbor
God is love, if you love then you ARE a child of God.
If you do not love, then even you ..are NOT a child of God.
Do not insist on your own way
..God makes the rules, NOT you
..and the rule is love
..if you can't be patient, you do not know God. God is love and love is patient.
Don't be boastful or proud
..if you rely on an achievement, you are proud and boastful.
..if it is your church, then you are proud.
..if you take your stage then you are proud
..if you stop anyone from talking, then you are boastful in whatever you say, as you are declaring yourself more worthy to speak.
Let others have a say
..if they are your rules, then they are your demands and you do not know God.
..if church service is according to your ways, then you are showing selfishness and NOT love and do not know God!
Forgive and forget
..otherwise you do not know love and do not know God
..love keeps no record of being wronged, pastors seem to do the opposite, yet when they wrong someone, we are expected to forgive and forget and never mention it again to anyone ever (they demand on there own way)
Love your neighbor by taking care of the widows, fatherless, travelers and poor
.."But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love"
(1 John 4:8 NLT)
Still think church is the answer?
"Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God" (1 John 4:7 NLT)
Still think 'they' don't know God?