Galatians 5:14 “Love Your Neighbor As Yourself”

Galatians 5:14 pretty much sums it all up with regards to how we can and must fulfill “The Law” that many also seem to use as justification for discriminating and persecuting the LGBTQ community. Many who would use the Mosaic Law or the laws and regulations and rules spelled out in Deuteronomy or Leviticus to condemn and convict the LGBTQ person and the LGBTQ community seem to overlook the context surrounding the laws… but not only that, they seem to overlook Jesus entirely and how He established a new promise, a new Law, and a new relationship that all humankind can have with God.

“For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘love your neighbor as yourself.'”

It is a continuous echo from the lips of Jesus Christ to His apostles and His disciples to the rest of humanity. And whether or not you believe Jesus is the son of God or not… consider that no matter what laws you try and follow or what belief systems you wish to abide by, it is much better to foster love for others than hate and be exposed to hate in return. If there is no love behind the law, then of what value is it? If you can’t learn to love or open yourself to receiving love from others, then you are in a dark place indeed.

Love is the fulfillment of the law. If you act, think, speak, and feel with love in your heart, then there would be no room left for sin.

 

 

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About Rachel Conlin McLeod

Transgender activist, Christian at First Baptist Church in Willimantic, Connecticut. B.A. in History and Social Sciences, B.A. in Sociology Freelance writer, tutor, research assistant Loves hockey, ballet, women's gymnastics, and Bible studies.
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