Friday, October 7, 2011

The 'What is Love' video

The Bible is like a puzzle with its many terms — e.g. love, truth, light, bearing fruit, faith, grace, etc — being the pieces.  Sadly, most people (even preachers) have no clue how these pieces all neatly fit together; thus, when reading the Bible, most people become confused, and the truth of God’s salvational (how to obtain eternal life) doctrine always remains unclear in their mind.  Truly, the most important aspect of the book God had me write is that while the reader is reading it, the beautiful pieces (terms) of God’s Word begin to snap together in their mind, and when they are finished, leave them staring in perfect clarity at a completed picture of God’s Word.  This wisdom and understanding is priceless, for the reader then knows with absolute assurance the full truth of God’s salvational doctrine, which gives them a better chance at DOING what they need to DO to lay hold on eternal life for their soul.

In this regard, just this past week I received the following perplexing comment on one of my YouTube videos: “Did you know that the greatest of all commandments are not part of the Ten Commandments?  Actually, all the commandments and laws are derived from only two commandments.  Jesus said this, answering the question of law experts in Matthew 22:36-40: ‘Teacher, which commandment is the greatest? And He said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all your soul and with all thy mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”  Do you hear the puzzlement?  This person started out by saying the two greatest commandments are NOT part of the Ten Commandments, then turns right around and says all the commandments are part of the two greatest commandments.  Huh?

The truth is this; the two great commandments ARE part of the 10 love commandments … they simply summarize them!  The first 4 love commandments define how to ‘love God with all your heart’ and the last 6 define how to ‘love your neighbor as yourself’.  Paul wrote: “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” (Romans 13:8-9).  See how the terms “the ten commandments” & “the two great commandments (better known as the Golden Rule)” fit together?  They are the same thing!  They are TOTALLY a part of each other!

After I replied to the above person, they wrote me back: “Yea, in Romans 13:8-10, Apostle Paul hit the nail right on the head with this.  It’s beautiful!  Gabriel, I’m reading your book.  It’s amazing.”  Yes, God’s Word is AMAZING!  It’s a beautiful masterpiece once fully understood.  Interestingly, on October 7, 2010 (exactly one year ago, today) I uploaded my fifth Bible teaching YouTube video entitled “What is Love” which deals precisely with the subject this person’s comment raised this week.

Enjoy the video: “What is Love

Holy Yom Kippur to all,


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