Grateful for your comments on the following two Luke and Matthew and Jesus's approach to recruitment of apostles and his interpretation of peace and love. Why, Justice ha ha LRS may even chime in.
"If any man come unto me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple" [Luke xiv. 26.] True happiness will come from following all of the teachings of Jesus."
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a, sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, and a man's foes they shall be of his own household." [Matthew x. 34-36.] Be prepared to meet resistance to the teachings of Jesus.
I don't get it. You discuss well, you are obviously smart, with much knowledge yet, so often, I come up with questions and points that you simply ignore. You'll note, just go back and see, that I've addressed directly every question you posed and certainly the majority of your comments. I have showed no sentiments of hate to God or Jesus, but much doubt about those who wrote about God and Jesus and so-called "killed" in His name.<quoted text>
The early Christians had to hide in catacombs/caves to worship and were thrown to the Lions at the Coliseum.
It is only be the GRACE OF GOD that Christianity grew and continued.
Most of the Apostles all died horrible and horrific deaths, because they would not deny that Jesus came back from the dead.
Look what you wrote and how hard it was to follow Jesus.
In many places in the world it is still very hard, the Middle East comes to mind.
But, and I've reposted my post mentioning the recruitment of apostles, DID NOT MAKE UP OR INVENT the words of Luke and Matthews on how the apostles, to make it short, should not only abandon their families, but should hate them, as said by Jesus. Do you really believe that the God of love, charity, goodness, saidthat or did Luke and Matthews, for whatever reason, put words in HIS mouth?