|"Relatives found the body of Sunatha Simmons, 63, in her garage at this Illinois home. She had been dead for more than a year, the coroner said."|
No, you cannot, but there is a caveat from Paul, “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men (Rom 12:18).” If you look well, some of these neighbors have been going (to Africa, Asia, Central America, Australia and other places) to share the gospel they cannot even give to their own neighbor. How do you have a neighbor, she dies and you only find out one year later? Americans have to revamp their notion of Christianity because it does not fit that of the Bible. Ask how many visit their neighbors. Now ask how many talk about being good Christians. It baffles me how people say that they do not like people they see, but they like God. This runs at variance with John’s question, “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen (I Jn 4:20)?” If you do not love your neighbor as yourself, then your religion and Christianity are vain because the neighbor is a manifestation of the invisible God. Many neglect even the basic of true religion which is to cater for the orphans and widows. It reads, “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world (James 1:27).”
“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).