|Statement||By John Beach, A.M. Missionary from the Society for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts.|
|Series||Early American imprints -- no. 4337.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||, 23,  p.|
|Number of Pages||23|
Loving Our Enemies by Jim Forest was the summer reading book for Sunday catechism teachers at my parish. We discussed each section of the book over 2 evenings as it is divided into 2 sections: defining what constitutes an enemy and how one can love their enemies. Overall, the book provided a lot of useful information for Christians of any stripe/5(11). Loving Our Enemies O f all the teachings of the Gospel, one of the least heeded is the command to love and pray for our enemies. Though embedded in the Sermon on the Mount, Our Lord’s words on this subject often go mysteriously missing in exhortations to the faithful. A third argument for the love of our enemies may be drawn from the forgiveness of them. Now, the forgiveness of our enemies is a duty incumbent on us: because, in the first place, malice is, as I showed before, destructive of our happiness: because, secondly, we cannot with any reason ask that of God which we are not willing to bestow: because. The Benefit of Loving Our Enemies; You may think loving our enemies is a "no-win" situation. Even if we manage to obey Jesus, what good, this side of heaven, will it do to love our enemies? They are still our enemies! Is there a practical reason for us to love our enemies? I read a book containing the teachings of the Buddhist spiritual leader.
Loving our enemies is the real moral and religious litmus test! We don’t have a right to call anyone a “cafeteria Christian” or a compromised follower of Christ unless, first of all, we, ourselves, are persons who are gracious, respectful, loving, and forgiving in the face of anyone who opposes us. The Autumn issue of Christianity and Society published an article by Reinhold Niebuhr that began: “In times of social and political conflict there are always Christians who obscure the very genius of the New Testament conception of love by their particular interpretation of one form of the love commandment, namely, ‘Love your enemies.’”. I know loving our enemies is the way to freedom and wholeness and new life. I know it is changing things in Lebanon, one life at a time. Thanks be to God. Dear Readers: If ChristianWeek has made a difference in your life, please take a minute and donate to help give voice to stories that inform, encourage and inspire. Jesus calls us to love our enemies (Matthew ). He neither denies we will have enemies, nor implies that loving those who are disposed to destroy us will be easy. But he does envision that our enemy is a vital opportunity to know God. He says in verse 45 we are to love our enemies " that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.".
Love Your Enemies Book Summary: The author examines the theological bases of just war theory and pacifism, espcially in the light of the concept of God, as that motif illuminates Chrsitian discipleship. Differences between the theory of just war and the practice of pacifism are highlighted in the overview of the history of Christian thought on the subject, and the inclusiveness of the ideal of the kingdom for . Loving Your Enemies. “Love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke –36). Before resuming our study of Genesis we will look at some teachings on guilt and forgiveness found in the New Testament. Love your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit& Be a Whole Lot Happier is written by Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman. The book teaches us to recognize the four enemies in life according to Buddhist philosophy: outer enemy -inner enemy -secret enemy -super-secret enemy Dealing with your enemies are taught in several ways/5(34). How is of the utmost importance. We aren’t able to love our enemies without the help of God. Hating an enemy is what comes natural. We need supernatural help. If we try and love our enemies apart from the help of God it will not be true love. It’s only by the grace of God, and the power of the Holy Spirit at work in us, that we can love our.