It is Jesus Christ whom is telling them this. our Savior, right...?
He's not my savior. Unlike you, it doesn't make me happy to believe that an innocent man was brutally tortured and murdered. Even if it was true, it wouldn't make him the son of God.
They refer to Him as Teacher. He tells them that all of the laws and prophets hang on those two. And they do. So if you uphold these two, then you are satisfying what is required.
So, Jesus commandments are to be his father's obedient slaves and to love your neighbor. Only one of those has anything to do with morality, the other is a order for unconditional love for a God whose love is conditional on unending servitude. What a lovely father figure. Note that the OT doesn't have anything about loving your neighbor. In fact, a lot of the OT involves the Israelites killing, raping, and stealing from their neighbors. Even the idea of loving your neighbor as yourself is absurd, especially if your neighbor is your enemy.
He does not invalidate them because they are still current for those under the Old Covenant. Even today.
So some people are still under the old Covenant, but others are under JC's New Covenant? If there are those still under the Old Covenant, and it is still considered valid, then why the need for a new one? The old Covenant was apparently "good enough" or God would still not consider it valid (note: God broke his covenant with Job. In spite of being a devout follower who worshipped God in the appropriate ways, God accepts a bet from Satan that Job will give God even unearned praise, even if everything in his life is destroyed. Job manages to keep the Covenant, in spite of God's treachery and deceit. God breaks a covenant just for shits and giggles. Your god is an immoral, selfish asshole who can't be trusted.
Jesus validates this by His parable of The Good Samaritan. When questioned by an expert in The law. Whom even answered correctly when Jesus Christ asked Him what His understanding of The law was. He replied with to Love GOD with all of your heart, strength and understanding and to love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus said He answered correctly. He even gave Him an example of whom His neighbor was. No religion required.
This is an amazing concession that you have made here, and I am guessing that you are likely too thick to even realize it. According to you, based on this story of Jesus, Jesus himself even demonstrates that being a good person has nothing to do with religion. (although I'm admittedly a little confused as to how loving God does not equal religion, but hey, it was your (and Jesus) example, not mine). It also makes it a little difficult to reconcile stoning adulterers with "love thy neighbor". But then, we are repeatedly shown that love, to God anyways, is always connected with violence, hate and jealousy.
Just an honest love for GOD to the best of your understanding and to walk in Brotherly love, merciful to your neighbor.
you mean like how the Catholics and Protestants in Ireland have always walked in merciful, neighborly love together? Let me guess, those aren't TrueChristianstm
To forgive has GOD forgives us, to be merciful has He is merciful to us and most importantly. To love as He loves us.
But God hasn't forgiven us. If our sins were forgiven, it wouldn't be necessary to accept a bloody human sacrifice. Furthermore, being God, he should be able to come up with a way to demonstrate his love and forgiveness in a way that, you know, demonstrates love and forgiveness. Torture and death are not representative of that.
And to understand this better is to know Jesus Christ. Our Savior. Jesus Christ taught the truth about GOD and love for Him. By example.
Well then wouldn't it had been awesome if he had made an example of slavery? If he had said "Anyone who dares to own and treat another human being as property will be eternally subject to sodomy with a red hot serrated iron poker (and that's just on Mondays, wait till you see Tuesday's sulfuric acid spa!) Nowhere either does he say "don't rape" or "don't abuse children" or don't discriminate against people based on ethnicity, orientation, etc. You may SAY that this is all implied by "love the neighbor", but then you have a VERY difficult time explaining how the followers of God behaved in the millenia prior to Jesus and since his alleged coming. Remember, by their fruits shall ye know them. The fruits of your faith are death, slavery, and misery. And you're PROUD of it.
And it is by GOD through Our Savior Jesus Christ are we saved by grace.
I don't need saved, thank you. And considering the complete inconsistency in the Bible as to how we can achieve salvation
, I'd hardly say that it is all down to grace. What is it we are supposed to be saved from? Oh yes, I will quote myself: "An apparently innocent man is tortured and murdered as a human sacrifice to save the souls of mankind from the eternal wrath of God for something that only two people did a really wrong time ago when they had no ability to properly decide right from wrong and had been lied to and threatened by God. This human sacrifice is celebrated weekly by ritual cannibalism of the deceased." So we are all part of a sadistic and twisted game meant to cause as much suffering as possible, but God offers us "salvation" from his self constructed death machine. GOD IS THE JIGSAW KILLER!
Jesus says "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
Gee, considering all of those in the world who are weary and burdened, Jesus must be busy. "Welcome to perpetual misery. Please, take a number. Ok, you're "Dehydrated, Starving African Child with HIV #87283728". Please wait forever while Jesus doesn't give a fuck."
Believe it and receive it.
Is that some kind of lame rapist pickup line?
He will give you rest. Only He can give you rest. He is Our Savior, there is no other.
God will give me rest? Then why have I been typing this since like 5 am due to not being able to get back to sleep? Has God granted rest to his fanatical followers in the middle east?
All you are basically saying is that it is true, because Jesus said it in the Bible, and the Bible says that the Bible is true. PLEASE do yourself a favor and learn about Circular Reasoning
and Special Pleading
. It might spare you some embarrassment.