Two Old Codgers

How the World strikes us

COMMENT ON ‘DO YOU BELIEVE’
I am a lay preacher and just fill the void when no ordained ministers are available.

Having said that your blog didn’t offend at all; whenever I’m required to preside over a service, I inevitability conclude and share that Christ's two great commandments are that: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself.

The world at this time is in deep trouble like never before since humans roamed the planet, and as you rightly point out, love is the only thing that will save us. Regardless of whatever crisis mankind has created and suffered from, and the fact that this planet has been degraded almost to the point of no return; if these things could be reversed to their nth degree and re-shaped from the the stand point of love we would have a perfect world.Therefore if we were to apply altruistic love to any situation whether it be good or bad, the outcome should always work out for the good.

For me the bible is more than a book, it can't really be read as a book, its contents are interlinked throughout, it's easy to read (and criticised) out of context but it must be read withe relation to the culture and customs of the day.

To me it's the most intelligent of books, the more I read it the more I realise the things I don't know. It's a thinking man's book and fortunately can be read on many levels.

I agree with your comments Christianity set many standards for the civilised world. Laws, ethics, standards of Behaviour and moral values have affected the way we live - Where would we be without those values.