Comment: You know, not loving your enemy means not taking risks for them

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You know, not loving your enemy means not taking risks for them

You know, not loving your enemy is not taking risks for him. Like you don't tell him that he is in mortal danger when he is, but you don't say that because you're afraid he might not like you, or you might lose social standing or something.

Loving your enemy might entail taking risks, like he won't like you.

I know of no traditional Christianity that did not warn people of the truth, that they are deeply in sin, that they risk hell, and that God neveverless made a way out for them in His Son Jesus Christ.

Pilgrim's Progress in fact starts out this way:
" I looked, and saw him open the book, and read therein; and as he read, he wept and trembled;

"For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me." Psalm 38:4

"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." Isaiah 64:6

"So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:33

"For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;" Hebrews 2:2, 3

and, not being able longer to contain, he brake out with a lamentable cry, saying, "What shall I do?"

"Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?" Acts 2:37

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.