The Master said:
"These people make a big show of saying the right thing,
but their hearts aren't in it.
Because they act like they're worshiping me
but don't mean it,
I'm going to step in and shock them awake,
astonish them, stand them on their ears.
The wise ones who had it all figured out
will be exposed as fools.
The smart people who thought they knew everything
will turn out to know nothing."
Matthew 15:8-9 "These
people, says God, honor me with their words,
but their heart is really far away from me.
It is no use for them to worship me,
because they teach human rules as though they were my laws! Isaiah 29:13
The Lord said,
"These people claim to worship me, but their words are meaningless, and their hearts are somewhere else. Their religion is nothing but human rules and traditions, which they have simply memorized.
Jesus answered them,
"How right Isaiah was when he prophesied about you! You are hypocrites, just as he wrote:
"These people, says God, honor me with their words,
but their heart is really far away from me.
1 John 4:7-8 God Is Love
"My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn't know the first thing about God, because God is love-so you can't know him if you don't love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about-not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they've done to our relationship with God.
1 John 4:7-8 Let us love: God has shown us love at its highest
"To you whom I love I say, let us go on loving one another, for love comes from God. Every man who truly loves is God's son and has some knowledge of him. But the man who does not love cannot know him at all, for God is love.
1 John 3:14-18
"The way we know we've been transferred from death to life is that we love our brothers and sisters. Anyone who doesn't love is as good as dead. Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know very well that eternal life and murder don't go together.
"This is how we've come to understand and experience love: Christ sacrificed his life for us. This is why we ought to live sacrificially for our fellow believers, and not just be out for ourselves. If you see some brother or sister in need and have the means to do something about it but turn a cold shoulder and do nothing, what happens to God's love? It disappears. And you made it disappear.
When We Practice Real Love
"My dear children, let's not just talk about love; let's practice real love. This is the only way we'll know we're living truly, living in God's reality. It's also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.
Love and life are inter-connected
"We know that we have crossed the frontier from death to life because we do love our brothers. The man without love for his brothers is living in death already. The man who actively hates his brother is a potential murderer, and you will readily see that the eternal life of God cannot live in the heart of a murderer.
"We know and, to some extent realise, the love of God for us because Christ expressed it in laying down his life for us. We must in turn express our love by laying down our lives for those who are our brothers. But as for the well-to-do man who sees his brothers in want but shuts his eyes-and his heart-how could anyone believe that the love of God lives in him? My children, let us not love merely in theory or in words-let us love in sincerity and in practice!
"If anyone appears to be "religious" but cannot control his tongue, he deceives himself and we may be sure that his religion is useless.
"Religion that is pure and genuine in the sight of God the Father will show itself by such things as visiting orphans and widows in their distress and keeping oneself uncontaminated by the world.
Religious people of this world with very powerful tongues have been speaking words of cruelty towards me for years that God sees, and I will never forget, and all who believe in themselves love each other for their persecution against any that is not one of them . . . so says Christ through out of context speech in His own words to Himself that a very greedy hateful world cannot hear.
John 15:18-21 Jesus speaks of the world's hatred
"This I command you, love one another! If the world hates you, you know that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own. But because you do not belong to the world and I have chosen you out of it, the world will hate you. Do you remember what I said to you, 'The servant is not greater than his master'? If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you as well, but if they have followed my teaching, they will also follow yours. They will do all these things to you as my disciples because they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. The man who hates me, hates my Father as well. If I had not done among them things that no other man has ever done, they would not have been guilty of sin, but as it is they have seen and they have hated both me and my Father. Yet this only fulfils what is written in their Law-'They hated me without a cause'.
Your loving brethren has accursed me and called me an author of the devil while teaching all his hate with no love for all to follow just as all shepherds worldwide, therefore knows not God just as this entire duped and betrayed world that is about to be double-crossed and thrown into a living nightmare through the coming years with no life-line and no hope all because they trusted in man while rejecting God.
"These are God's words: 'Therefore if your enemy hungers, feed him; if he thirsts, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head'. Don't allow yourself to be overpowered with evil. Take the offensive-overpower evil by good!
And this entire world of religious people that justify their cruel greedy and hateful actions against others can't even hate in the way God directs. Hate truth? Then go to church and pay your liars for something smooth. Not my tongue, but the words of God a world of believers reject.