Hi ya'll...back again, lol.....(sometimes we have to obey God, rather than what we ourselves would choose to do.....)
Phaeton is correct.
The law of God is based on love. It is written in our hearts, and when it is written there, you should submit to it.
Love does NOT harm his neighbor.
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Now, the argument continues about those ot saints that supposedly killed and, had the same law in their hearts...we need to understand their hearts at the time of their committing the acts. It has been shown that once they had repented, and come into fellowship with God, that He showed them a better way...as David spoke...and, I supplied scripture for. The problem is that people are reading the old covenant without understanding that there were times that these men of God, were YET carnal. So, one must rightly divide the word of God, and look to what it speaks from their perspective ONCE they received the circumcision of the heart, and came to see the love of God fulfilled in them, and this is why we are not in agreement here.
Anyone whom could think that love allows one to harm his enemy/neighbor is twisting the word of God, and making it appear as IF God is saying one thing, and doing another.
Can we discern that God uses carnal nations to correct other carnal nations? Yes.
Can we then discern that once a individual has underwent the circumcision of the heart and had love fulfilled in his heart, that he then must follow a better way, and not just to those whom he loves naturally, but those whom God says are his enemies?
End of story.
People can continue to deny the truth...no one can make anyone change their minds...only God can change a heart.
It is pointless to debate this.
What is not pointless is that hopefully those whom are truly seeking the truth on this matter will see it for what it is.
...and, to that, I can only give thanks to God.