While waiting for a streetcar today, I noticed an unusal flier stuck to the side of a newspaper box. Here is what it said
Why Has Love of Neighbour Grown Cold?
Many people feel miserable with no solution. In Israel, Jews and Arabs live together, but often hate one another. The same is true with Catholics and Protestants in Ireland, Hutu and Tutsi tribes in Africa, and large numbers of people in many other countries.
Why Has This Happened?
The Bible gives the answer. It says: "In the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the apperance of godliness, but denying its power." (2 Tim 3:1-5, ESV).
What is the Solution?
Again, the Bible gives the answer. It says: "The whole law is fulfilled in the one word: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'" (Gal 5:14, ESV). Has anyone obeyed this law in all human history? Yes, early Christians did.
What can be said about our day? Interestinly, the "Encyclopedia Canadiana" writes: "The world of Jehovah's Witnesses is the revival and re-establishment of the primitive Christianity practised by Jesus and his disciples... All are brothers."
Jesus said that love would identify his true followers: "By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (Jn 13:35, ESV). Jehovah's Witnesses are, in fact, well known for helping their neighbours.
Interestingly, Canadian "Journal de Montréal" stated: 'Jehovah's Witnesses are a highly civilized people. At their assemblies, you almost feel as hough you were in paradise, since the atmosphere is relaxed, peaceful and serene.' "The African Weekly" wrote: "These Christians do not fight among themselves... they have love in their hearts." Also, a comment in Hungary's "Ring" magazine stated: "I have come to the conclusion that if Jehovah's Witnesses were the only ones living on earth, wars would cease to exist, and the only duties of policemen would be to control traffic and issue passports"
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There are also two emoticon like images on the right hand side, an unhappy face and a happy face. Any comments? I wonder how fast these people would get the beat down from the org...