The great Teacher of Christianity, answering one of the...


The great Teacher of Christianity, answering one of the Pharisees who questioned him, said: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." The brotherhood of man cannot be established on any other basis than these two commandments.

When all men worship one infinite God understandingly, and acknowledge Him as the divine creator and Father of all, they will discern His spiritual creation, and this will unite them in one universal brotherhood which should expand as that knowledge increases through the practice and proof of Christ Jesus' teachings.

Jesus said, "Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven," and he amplied this saying on several occasions. Once when preaching to the people someone approached and told him that his mother and brethren sought him. He answered, "Who is my mother, or my brethren?"—and stretching forth his hand towards them said: "Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother"—implying that all who are obedient to God are the children of the one common Parent.

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