knowing Christ with the modern concept of 'christianity'--it's sadly way off.
Anyway, I have struggled with this question more in the last 2-3 years, than ever before. For example, if my door is kicked in by nazi-like government agents, is it 'loving my neighbor' to shoot them? If I do not defend my family, it is not loving my family. So, you see the dilemma. I have resolved to trust God to direct me in each individual situation--he knows the hearts of those wronging me better than I.
In a nutshell, to love your neighbor as yourself means to will his good as you would will your own. How would you want someone to treat you if you were in his situation? You want the best for him and don't want him to end up in hell. You do your best to reach his heart with the message of Jesus Christ. But, obviously you cannot love an evil man's victims, if you are allowing him to victimize them.
Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html
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