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Dear Rev Ramona

In the Holy Bible - Matthew - 5:43, Love your enemies, Forgive your enemies I have the following questions.

1 In the 21st century, is it possible to achieve the above?.

2 Will the enemy think in the same line,as we think?.

Thanks
Prashant

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Greetings in Christ,
Thank you for your question. No doubt many are asking the same thing.
As Christians, we are to love as Christ loves us - unconditionally.
That's agape love - perfect love. A love we have not achieved as of
yet. We are 'moving toward perfection - striving toward perfection, as John Wesley
says.  So we strive to obey the Lord and pray for our enemies. Pray their
hard hearts will turn toward Jesus and receive His grace. Is this difficult to do
especially when people behead our beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, or rape
Little children or bury people......., you bet it's incredibly difficult!  But we must
do it! We must Pull on the Power and do that which is difficult, and trust God will
Intervene.  We must plant our feet and be steadfast - devoted 'solders of the cross'.

In answer to your second question - most will not!  Our ideologies are completely
diffdrent.  Take the time to study the different idologies, and compare them to
The Christian belief and you will understand . Pray for peace. Pray for our enemies .
Pray that Christ will return soon.
  God bless your heart, dear one,
   Rev. Ramona Stonecipher

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As a Pastor,and Bible scholar, I can help you find answers to questions of faith. We can explore the power of prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit in your life. I can help you cultivate a personal relationship with Jesus, the Christ of God. While I alone, can't solve your problems, I can lead you to the One who can. I can't make you believe, or have faith, but I can plant the seeds of faith and introduce you to the One who is the Gardener. I can also tell you, and show you, that God loves you, and our God is a God of second chances. I hope you'll accept my invitation to walk the Damascus Road together__. Welcome.

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35 35+ years teaching Biblical Studies 30 years preaching the Word of God 30+ years Public Speaking (Spiritual Retreats & Worship Experiences) Counselor, Suicide Prevention, Kansas City, Missouri

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Ordained Minister: United Methodist Graduate: Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri *Masters Degree in Theology *Bible Scholar/Teacher/Speaker CPA Degree, Baptist Medical Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri Graduate: University of Nebraska Graduate Studies: Fairleigh Dickenson University, New Jersey (Psychology)

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