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   The Christian Agenda¹

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   (1)  Love God with all you heart, mind, soul, and strength.

   (2)  Love your neighbor as yourself.¹

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For (3) and more, use the DOOR.

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(3)  Prepare to be a martyr.²

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   ¹ Again, as with the last post, this is a lightly documented opinion piece. Number 1 and 2 is Jesus’ response to a questioner’s asking, “What is the greatest commandment?” To Him, it is choosing to follow Him, and essentially following the 10 Commandments and other laws and directives that Jesus points out. Much of The Law, and what’s right and wrong, is further discussed and clarified in the New Testament.

   ² Please realize that I’m not a hopeless, pessimistic old prune. I have children and grandchildren, some of whom are close, I feel, to being in harm’s way. I never want them to suffer. Never. But I want them above all to take God and the Bible seriously, and not cherry-pick Scripture just for things they want to happen. The big picture of “being happy and content” is accepting God for who He is and being obedient and faithful to Him. “Business wise,” this is the best investment a person can make. Yet with God, as is over and over presented in Bible, we are created in His image, and the choice is up to each of us. Troubling times, however, will be a consequence of consistently following and obeying God for many in last days. Don’t in the back of your mind count on a rapture to remove you from end-time troubles–though it may for some. (See the latter part of the book of Revelation–include ch. 12– in the Bible.) Read the whole Bible. Christians should never overlook possible consequences of truly trusting in Christ as their God and Savior. Violent ends came to many of the most beloved people who ever lived: Jesus, John-the Baptist, Isaiah, and nearly all of the apostles, just to name a few. Life on Earth is a short, but important, beginning segment of the life of one’s soul that continues later on.