quinta-feira, 27 de setembro de 2012

Mercy: The Rule of Love

Romans 14:10,12  But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you also look down on your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God; 
12 So, then, each of us will render an account for himself to God.



" we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God"


Below is what I will tell before Jehovah God, not before man:

(You can check previous article in portuguese)

Blood issue judgment:

First thing I will cry out:  “Jesus, Son of David, my King, my Lord, my Priest, my Savior, have mercy on me!" 

Luke 18:38-39 At that he cried out, saying: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" 39 And those going in advance began to tell him sternly to keep quiet, but that much more he kept shouting: “Son of David, have mercy on me.”

The Precedent / Jurisprudence: an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances
• Law a previous case or legal decision that may be or ( binding precedent) must be followed in subsequent similar cases

What I meant was the use of Jurisprudence ("science of law") by Jesus.

Jesus used jurisprudence while telling:

Matthew 12: 3 He said to them: “Have YOU not read what David did when he and the men with himgot hungry [fair need]? 4 How he entered into the house of God and they ate the loaves of presentation, something that it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those with him, but for the priests only?

"something that it was not lawful" -  a violation od the sacred

Exodus 31:14 And YOU must keep the sabbath, for it is something holy to YOU. A profaner of it will positively be put to death. In case there is anyone doing work on it, then that soul must be cut off from the midst of his people

Jesus justified "to make a work on Sabbath / save a soul" using jurisprudence ( the precedent case) when David did what was not lawful.
Jesus said plain clear that David did what was not lawful (a violation) and used (as argument) it when "a [fine] work was did on the Sabbath"

In the days of Jesus the law of Sabbath was still valid, and a "work was made on it"

Exodus 31:14 And YOU must keep the sabbath, for it is something holy to YOU. A profaner of it will positively be put to death. In case there is anyone doing work on it, then that soul must be cut off from the midst of his people

Jesus didn't say that his disciples was not doing work on Sabbath. A work was made on Sabbath.Jesus recurred to the jurisprudence "ate the loaves of presentation, something that it was not lawful for him to eat" - because of the fair need 

Violating the Sabbath [doing work on it] was capital punishment 
Number 15:32-36

Again, Jesus recurred to jurisprudence: 
If We asked to Jesus: "Was lawful for David and his men to eat the loaves of proposition".
Jesus answered: "it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those with him"

Law of blood is still active, but as Jesus used of the Jurisprudence in the case of Sabbath (fair need / fair work):  

The LAW:
Exodus 31:14 "In case there is anyone DOING WORK on it, then that soul must be cut off from the midst of his people.

The Love:
Jesus: "to do good" - DOING A WORK, BUT A GOOD ONE - namely, to save a soul:

Luke 6: 9 Then Jesus said to them: “I ask YOU men, Is it lawful on the sabbath to do [ DOING WORK on itgood or to do [ DOING WORK on it] injuryto save [ DOING WORK on it] or to destroy [ DOING WORK on it] a soul?” 10 And after looking around at them all, he said to the man: “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was restored.+ 11 But they became filled with madness, and they began to talk over with one another what they might do to Jesus.

"DOING WORK on it":
to do good,  to save a soul
to do injury, to destroy a soul

Blood law is STILL ACTIVE, but I take into account what is the relevance of the "Work" itself 

"DOING WORK with blood"
to do good,  to save a soul
to do injury, to destroy a soul

Mark 3 Once again he entered into a synagogue, and a man was there with a dried-up hand [ in fair need]. 2 So they were watching him closely to see whether he would cure [DOING WORK on it , Ex 31:14] the man on the sabbath [sacred], in order that they might accuse him. 3 And he said to the man with the withered hand: “Get up [and come] to the center.” 4 Next he said to them: “Is it lawful on the sabbath to do a good deed [DOING WORK on it] or to do a bad deed [DOING WORK on it]to save or to kill a soul?” But they kept silent. 5 And after looking around upon them with indignation, being thoroughly grieved at the insensibility of their hearts, he said to the man: “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6 At that the Pharisees went out and immediately began holding council with the party followers of Herod against him, in order to destroy him.

DOING WORK with SACRED [ Sabbath] - Ex 31:14
 to do a good deed - to save
to do a bad deed - to kill a soul

Malachi 3:6 “For I am Jehovah; I have not changed."
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever.

.....and specially in the case of sick children..."Neither this child sinned nor his parents" (John 9:1-3)  - Jehovah hates child sacrifices  - Malachi 3:6 “For I am Jehovah; I have not changed."  (Can a child (1-5 years old) get baptized to Jehovah?  )

So this is what I say (by jurisprudence / precedent, and it is MY QUOTE ) : "The blood came into existence for the sake of man, and not man for the sake of the blood"  or ‘I want mercy, and not sacrifice.’ or  “I ask YOU men, Is it lawful with blood to do good or to do injury, to save or to destroy a soul?” "to do a good deed [work] or to do a bad deed, to save or to kill a soul?"....


DOING WORK with SACRED [ Sabbath] - Ex 31:14
 to do a good deed - to save
to do a bad deed - to kill a soul

1John5:2,3 reads:
" 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. "

Matthew 12:7 However, if YOU had understood what this means, ‘I want mercy, and not sacrifice,’ YOU would not have condemned the guiltless ones.

I want mercy, and not sacrifice’  - it is one of His commandments, And it is not burdensome. 

Would be possible to fractionate what is sacred? Can I fractionate sacred Blood in non sacred fractions??

Matthew 23:16-20 “Woe to YOU, blind guides, who say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it is nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is under obligation.’ 17 Fools and blind ones! Which, in fact, is greater, the gold or the temple that has sanctified the gold? 18 Also, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it is nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is under obligation.’ 19 Blind ones! Which, in fact, is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift? 20 Therefore he that swears by the altar is swearing by it and by all the things on it; 

1 Cor 3:17 which [temple] YOU people are [general speaking in the case].

"Therefore he that swears by the altar [Blood] is swearing by it and by all the things on it [hemoglobin, albumin , etc, etc ]" - Jurisprudence , the Precedent  

"by Blood  and by all the things on it "

Which, in fact, is greater, the gold [Blood] or the temple [LIFE itself] that has sanctified the gold [Blood]?


                                  Caesar's to blame?

Some compare blood transfusion with challenge imposed by the Roman Emperor.
But we need to consider the Context:

If a current Emperor forced you in the following command:

"Take blood or else I will kill you"

It is obvious that the christian should not take the blood, because Caesar is challenging (put to test) the authority of Jehovah in question.
If the Christian is dead, he will not die because of the blood, he will die because of a killer (enemy of God): Caesar. The guilt of blood fall on the head of the Emperor.

For instance, Satan demanded that Jesus transformed stones into bread. Jesus did not make it because he refused to obey Satan.
However, when it was really necessary [fair need] to transform "stones into bread" to feed a crowd, Jesus did. More than once

The context must be taken into account. Jehovah the Righteous Judge sure can take into account the context.

In the case of a disease, a health problem, neither Caesar, neither "sick child" is guilty of anything:

John 9:1 Now as he was passing along he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him: “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, so that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered: “Neither this man sinned nor his parents


The context must be taken into account.

            "Mercy exults triumphantly over judgment."


Galations 6:5 For each one will carry his own load.

I do not have morbid fear of God, because I love God and beg for HIS MERCY.
Well, indeed, I know just one thing at all: I depend on God's Mercy 

Luke 6:36 Continue becoming merciful, just as YOUR Father is merciful.



James 2:13 For the one that does not practice mercy will have [his] judgment without mercy. Mercy exults triumphantly over judgment.


James 5:7 Exercise patience, therefore, brothers, until the presence of the Lord. Look! The farmer keeps waiting for the precious fruit of the earth, exercising patience over it until he gets the early rain and the late rain+ 8 YOU too exercise patience; make YOUR hearts firm, because the presence of the Lord has drawn close.
9 Do not heave sighs against one another, brothers, so that YOU do not get judged. Look! The Judge is standing before the doors. 10 Brothers, take as a pattern of the suffering of evil and the exercising of patience the prophets, who spoke in the name of Jehovah. 11 Look! We pronounce happy those who have endured. YOU have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome Jehovah gave, that Jehovah is very tender in affection and merciful.

                   The Rule


Acts 15:28-29 For the holy spirit and we ourselves have favored adding no further burden to YOU, except these necessary things, 29 to keep abstaining from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication. If YOU carefully keep yourselves from these things, YOU will prosper. Good health to YOU!”

                Rule of Law or Rule of Love?

1 Corinthians 8:1-8 Now concerning things offered to idols: We know that we all have knowledge.Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies. 2 And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know. 3 But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.
4 Therefore concerning the eating of things offered to idols [ Rule: Acts 15:28-29], we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. 5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), 6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.
7 However, there is not in everyone that knowledge; for some, with consciousness of the idol, until now eat it as a thing offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. 8 But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse.

"except these necessary things, to keep abstaining from things sacrificed to idols..." - Acts 15:28-29 

"Now concerning things offered to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies."

Does the Bible contradict itself?
Was apostle Paul out of the Temple of God? (1 Cor 3:16)
Was apostle Paul an apostate?

Answer: Rule of Love , Be Sensitive to Conscience
The rule of Love: Gentile christians be Sensitive to Conscience of your christian Jews brothers.   

                God chose Mercy: The Precedent / Jurisprudence

Genesis 22:11-12 But Jehovah’s angel began calling to him out of the heavens and saying: “Abraham, Abraham!” to which he answered: “Here I am!” 12 And he went on to say: “Do not put out your hand against the boy and do not do anything at all to him, for now I do know that you are God-fearing in that you have not withheld your son, your only one, from me.” 


The Precedent / Jurisprudence: an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances
• Law a previous case or legal decision that may be or ( binding precedent) must be followed in subsequent similar cases

God chose Mercy: No sacrifice was made in the precedent case of Abraham and nevertheless  Abraham was still God's friend. James 2:23

                           "one flesh - one soul"

Mark 10:7 On this account a man will leave his father and mother, 8 and the two will be one flesh’; so that they are no longer two, but one flesh.

Be Sensitive to Conscience: What about a man and his wife sharing their own soul?- "they are no longer two, but one"

  " God, who is rich in mercy" "‘I want mercy, and not sacrifice’"

1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world’s means for supporting life and beholds his brother having need [fair need] and yet shuts the door of his tender compassions [MERCY] upon him, in what way does the love of God remain in him? 18 Little children, let us love, neither in word nor with the tongue, but in deed [DOING WORK on it] and truth.

Ephesians 1:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, 5 made us alive together with the Christ, even when we were dead in trespasses—by undeserved kindness YOU have been saved

17 But the wisdom from above is first of all chaste, then peaceable, reasonable, ready to obey, full of mercy and good fruits, not making partial distinctions, not hypocritical.

Luke 11:40-41 Unreasonable persons! He that made the outside made also the inside, did he not? 41 Nevertheless, give as gifts of mercy the things that are inside, and, look! all [other] things are clean about YOU.

Luke 17:13 And they raised their voices and said: “Jesus, Instructor, have mercy on us!”

Matthew 5:7 “Happy are the merciful, since they will be shown mercy."

Matthew 9:12 Hearing [them], he said: “Persons in health do not need a physician, but the ailing do. 13 Go, then, and learn what this means, ‘I want mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came to call, not righteous people, but sinners.”

Matthew 12:7 However, if YOU had understood what this means, ‘I want mercy, and not sacrifice,’ YOU would not have condemned the guiltless ones.

1 Corinthians 9:9 "Is it bulls God is caring for? 10 Or is it altogether for our sakes he says it?

Matthew 17:15 “Lord, have mercy on my son, because he is an epileptic and is ill"

Matthew 18:33 Ought you not, in turn, to have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I also had mercy on you?’

Matthew 23:23 “Woe to YOU, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because YOU give the tenth of the mint and the dill and the cumin, but YOU have disregarded the weightier matters of the Law, namely, justice and mercy and faithfulness."


Psalm 103:13
13 As a father shows mercy to his sons,
Jehovah has shown mercy to those fearing him.


Luke 18:38-39 At that he cried out, saying: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" 39 And those going in advance began to tell him sternly to keep quiet, but that much more he kept shouting: “Son of David, have mercy on me.”


Love and Mercy

Read also: The Operation of the Lack of Love

2 comentários:

Ianos Takacs disse...

Good article. I hope will helps many JW's and others.
God bless you, through His Son, our Lord, my brother.

ExatoVerdade disse...

Thanks
All the best