Arenera wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:14 pm
Rand wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:30 am
Arenera wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:47 am
Robin Hood wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:10 am
Apples and oranges mate.
No one is suggesting we should execute these people.
You still have problems...
16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
If they came and stayed at your home, would you do what Jesus did, "I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."?
While Jesus gave the law, he represents mercy and love. What are the great commandments?
How would you want to be treated?
I guess it depends on how you see Christ manifesting his mission in life.
I would want to have the Gospel and its principles correctly taught to me.
If I were behaving in a way that offended the Spirit, undermined God's kingdom, or harmed some other person by helping them commit sin, I would hope He would call me to repentance and that I would comply.
If he just treated me nicely, and allowed me to walk in a path contrary to his Gospel path, and made sure I knew I was loved as I found my way to the great and spacious building, I would be offended.
I don't want a participation award. I don't want everyone pacifying my need to be accepted on this earth. I want to do all I can to honor God, to honor the Savior and His atoning sacrifice, and to build His Kingdom by seeking to keep my covenants.
I would never hate my child because they struggled. I would never reject them. But, I would also never allow their confusion or waywardness to dilute what is true. And a powerful truth is that we carry the sins of others if we do not warn, teach and invite to come unto Christ. But, we will not be condemned for doing those things in love.
The person being called to repentance might not think it is love, as in Laman, Lemuel, etc. But their feelings, while engaged in sin, are not going to guide my choices nor behavior. Nephi never enabled them in sin. Neither should we with our loved ones or children. .