[quote=reen12]Hello, Steve Merten
quote: Steve Merten
While your question was addressed to Contarini, I feel
constrained to quote Jesus of Nazareth, when asked the
same question by a young man:
“Love the Lord, Your God, with your whole mind, heart an
strength, and your neighbor as yourself. In this is the
whole of the Law and the Prophets.” [paraphrase]
Doctor Luther recommended the same.
As did a revered Hassidic Rebbe, when asked to explain
the Torah, while standing on one foot: His explanation:
“Do not do to another what you would not have done to you.
This is the whole of the Law.”
The Great Commandment is not the sole provinince of the RCC.
Did Luther define that obeying God’s ten commandments is how one fulfills God’s Great Commandments to Love God and neighbor?
Please visit Jesus, What Must I Do To Share In Everlasting Life?
NIV 1JO 5:3
This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome.NIV JOH 14:15
“If you love me, you will obey what I command.” NAB DEU 11:1
“Love the LORD, your God, therefore, and always heed his charge: his statutes, decrees and commandments.” **
NAB 2JO 1:5 **
But now, my Lady, I would make this request of you (not as if I were writing you some new commandment; rather, it is a commandment we have had from the start): let us love one another. This love involves our walking according to the commandments, and as you have heard from the beginning, the commandment is the way in which you should walk.**NIV JOH 14:23 **
Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.” NAB DEU 5:9
". . . you shall not have other gods besides me. You shall not bow down before them or worship them. For I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God, inflicting punishments for their fathers’ wickedness on the children of those who hate me, down to the third and fourth generation but bestowing mercy, down to the thousandth generation, on the children of those who love me and keep my commandments."
NAB EXO 20:5
“. . . you shall not bow down before them or worship them. For I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God, inflicting punishment for their fathers’ wickedness on the children of those who hate me, down to the third and fourth generation; but bestowing mercy down to the thousandth generation, on the children of those who love me and keep my commandments.”
**NAB JOH 15:22 **
“If I had not come to them and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; now, however, their sin cannot be excused. To hate me is to hate my Father. Had I not performed such works among them as no one has ever done before, they would not be guilty of sin; but as it is, they have seen, and they go on hating me and my Father.”