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Archbishop says the “Golden Rule” will stop Violence in South Sudan

Posted on | September 22, 2017 | No Comments

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Archbishop Moses Deng Bol, the archbishop of the internal province of Bahr el Ghazel, has called on the church to help end the suffering and war that is plaguing South Sudan. Archbishop Bol said that peace would come when Christians acted out Jesus’ teaching on the Golden Rule. His belief is that this is a much more effective method for change than the government and outside agencies will ever be.

 

2017-09-21 South Sudan (AnglicanNews) The solution to the conflict in South Sudan lies with committed Christians and the Church rather than the government or international community, the archbishop of the internal province of Bahr el Ghazel has said. Writing in the September edition of Renewal, the province’s quarterly magazine, Archbishop Moses Deng Bol said that the peace would come when Christians acted out Jesus’ teaching on the greatest commandment in Luke Chapter 10.

“According to Jesus my neighbor is anyone who is near me at any time regardless of their tribe, race or color, gender, age, height or size,” he said. “In Mathew 7:12 Jesus gave the answer to the question of how do I love my neighbor as myself in what is now known as the golden rule: ‘So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.’”

He continued: “So the rule is that you use your own feelings to determine how you treat others. In other words before you do anything to someone else, you ask yourself what if that person was to do it to me, will I like it or not? If not then don’t do it to him or her because he or she will not like it too. If yes then do it because he or she will like it as well.

“This is because all human beings are the same regardless of their tribe, race, color or gender. This brings us to Genesis 1:26-27 which says that all human beings both male and female are created in God’s image.”

 

 

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