As Jesus is the cornerstone upon which the Church is built, so are his teachings the unifying cornerstone of Christian doctrine.

2nd Greatest Principle of Life

What is the second greatest principle of life? Jesus said it: “love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 22:39; Mark 12:31; Luke 10:27). This is phrased different ways throughout the Bible. Do to others as you would like them to do to you (Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:31). Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself (Leviticus 19:18). Do not take advantage of foreigners who live among you in your land. Treat them like native-born Israelites, and love them as you love yourself (Leviticus 19:33-34). Along with the command to love God, loving neighbor is core of the Christian way of life.

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