The First and Great Commandment

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  1. Richard says:

    How does loving our neighbor harmonize with radicals entering our country who seek to destroy our Christian beliefs?

    • Jeremy says:

      Richard, thank you for your question. I hope you will explore way beyond my response for an answer to that question. If there are radicals entering our country who seek to destroy our christian beliefs, I believe the principle to love our neighbor still applies.

      “But behold I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you and persecute you;” – 3 Nephi 12:44

      This is a “christian” belief. Can that belief be destroyed?

      Keep in mind that this is recorded in at least two sermons and the importance of the principle is highlighted by the following verse.
      “That ye may be the children of your Father who is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good.” – 3 Nephi 12:45

      I cant help but think that this principle has a large part to do with what it means to be perfect, considering the principle is given right before Christ says
      “Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect.” – 3 Nephi 12:48

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