The Golden Rule
Love does no harm to a neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilment of the law (Romans 13:10 NKJV)
Love is so precious, yet so rare. Because of our fallen nature, selfishness reigns. A lot of people who profess love do it with lip service. The word of God has not sunk deep enough into the heart in order to constantly bear the fruit of love.
Love is so indispensable and we cannot thrive as human beings if we do not love one another. Any harm we do to another human being is done directly against God – the creator.
Whatever we do to the least of our fellow human is done to God. Any good we do to another person is a personal love offered to God himself.
And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ (Matthew 25:40 NKJV)
And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. (Luke 6:31 NKJV)
Jesus said we should to others what we want them to do to us. We must never cause another human pain or harm in any form. It might seam like a joke but remember that God said that calling a fellow human a fool can lead to hell fire.
You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder,a] and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgement.’ 22 But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a causeb] shall be in danger of the judgement. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. (Matthew 5, 21-22)
All we owe to one another is love and the only thing we owe to God is love which translates into love of neighbour and pure worship of God.
Pure worship means following the pattern of worship prescribed in the New Testament. The whole counsel of the word of God must be accepted and practised.
In our worship of God we must keep away from any form of worship that Jesus and Paul did not practice.
False worship is worship of demons and underneath the innocence of external objects like holy water, holy oil, alters, mantles and miracle handkerchief lies shedding of innocent blood which is the foundation that has given demonic power to those objects. God does not live in temples made by human hands.
For as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:
TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.
Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: 24 “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25 Nor is He worshipped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. (Acts 17, 23 – 25)
God does not live in a bottle of oil – oil is simply a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Oil can never be holy, holiness is an attribute of God and belongs to God alone not man made materials.
If we claim to love our neighbour and engage in false worship, we deceive ourselves. If you have doubts, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the foundation of those practices and you will be shocked.
No matter how much good you do if you are in a religion or church that worships idols, you are guilty of blood. The blood shedding involved in idol worship is greater than all the good you think you have done combined seven fold.
John the apostle of love spoke at length about love in first John and at the end he advised us to keep away from idols. Idol is the opposite of love because they get their power from human blood.
They are powerless and are nothing without human blood, that is why Paul said that an idol stands for something that does not exist. Worship of idol is worship and love of witchcraft and human blood – it is terrible and highly destructive in an invincible manner.
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. (1 John 5:21 NKJV)
We must never harm our neighbors by our actions and idol worship.