“You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” Matthew 5:43-44
The number one reason why people are peace less is because they don’t know that they’re God’s children. As a result they are so much opinionated, self-defensive and egoistic.
Jesus’s teaching of “love your enemies” is His way to eliminate the list of people we tagged as our enemies.
Unless we realize that God forgave us in Christ Jesus all evil we did in the past, we would never have the ability to forgive others.
God forgave us when we don’t deserve. So, we should always forgive those who don’t deserve.
But if we confess our sins to him, he can be depended on to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong. And it is perfectly proper for God to do this for us because Christ died to wash away our sins. 1 John 1:9
Enoch lived 365 years, walking in close fellowship with God. Then one day he disappeared, because God took him. (Genesis 5:23, 24 NLT)
God created mankind so intellect, emotional and decisive to have meaningful relationship and fellowship.
This expectation was ruined when Adam sinned, developed guilt, become unwilling to repent and couldn’t face God.
After many generations Enoch for what ever reason “abnormally” fell in love with God and had a constant fellowship with Him – which thrilled God so much that He can’t let him die and lose forever. God took Enoch to be with Him permanently.
John 3:16 says, God sent His Son Jesus to us – so our sin, guilt, unwillingness to repent & reconcile (Adamic nature) be removed, and we can have constant fellowship with God and live permanently with Him!
For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16