New Commandment

by Jesus the Christ

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (John 13:34-35)

"Whoever says, 'I love God,' but hates his brother is a liar. The one who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love the God whom he has not seen. And this is the commandment that we have from him: the person who loves God must also love his brother." (1 John 4:20-21)

"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?" (Matthew 5:43-48)

"Then the righteous will say to him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and give you something to eat, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or see you naked and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison, and visit you?'
"The king will answer them, 'I tell all of you with certainty, since you did it for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.'" (Matthew 25:37-40)

The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-10)

"Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
"Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted.
"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
"Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
"Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

From the Aquarian Gospel, Sec.XXI Schin 178:45-46

"You know that all my life was one great drama for the sons of men; a pattern for the sons of men.
I lived to show the possibilities of man.
What I have done all men can do, and what I am all men shall be."
-- The Christ