Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.Hebrews 12:11
Missionaries know well about this scripture. You keep speaking it over the person who is bleeding and it will stop the it.
And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.Ezekiel 16:6
What matters is your starting point …
It does not matter how intelligent, how educated, how well-informed, how woke, or how sound your reasoning is, if your starting place is wrong, you will end up in the wrong place every time.
The cornerstone is the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation. All other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.
If the cornerstone is wrong, the entire structure will be wrong, no matter how well constructed the rest of the structure is.
Build your reasoning and all things on the Chief Cornerstone, the Lord Jesus Christ.
and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; – Ephesians 2:20
Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 1 Peter 2:6
Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in himJohn 11:9
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!Mt 6:22-23
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.John 9:4-5
pikuach nefesh – saving a life
The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?Luke 13:15-16
and answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?Luke 14:5
Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.Lev 18:5
And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in themEzek 20:11
“he shall live in them” implies that the law is followed for life, and not death. That following the law should not be at expense of life (result in death). Note that the life being saved is specific and identifiable (not general or conceptual) and must be done straightway (cannot wait for next day).
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruelProv 12:10
Taking care of your livestock is the action of a righteous man, how much more so is the taking care of your family and neighbor.
James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Matthew 28:19-20
Jesus’ instructions were that His disciples were to teach ALL things whatsoever He commanded them.
This included the instructions to teach ALL things …
That generation of believers was to teach ALL things to the next generation of believers, then that generation was to teach ALL things to the generation after that, and so on…
There was no exception to only teach a certain subset of things or to only teach certain things until such and such a time, or superceded by the teachings of such and such person…
The commission was to teach everything Jesus had taught the disciples, including …
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.Mark 16:15-18
and said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?Matthew 21:16
O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.Psalm 8:1-2
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.Mt 10:1
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.Mt 10:8
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.Lk 9:1
And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.Lk 10:9
Repentance is a change of mind that should be evident in a change of behavior…
If you say you have changed your mind but don’t change what you say and do, you are lying to yourself