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?
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?
Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.
And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them
“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 cruel
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no exception to only teach a certain subset of things or to only teach certain things until such and such a time, or superceded by the teachings of such and such person…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
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