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  • That's very common amoung Christians.
  • only Christians
  • Yes, family is second!
  • Read:fundies.
  • You have to love Jesus more than your own family. Luke 10: 32-39 "Everyone, then, that confesses union with me before men, I will also confess union with him before my Father who is in the heavens; but whoever disowns me before men, I will also disown him before my Father who is in the heavens.  Do not think I came to put peace upon the earth; I came to put, not peace, but a sword. For I came to cause division, with a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a young wife against her mother-in-law.  Indeed, a man’s enemies will be persons of his own household.  He that has greater affection for father or mother than for me is not worthy of me; and he that has greater affection for son or daughter than for me is not worthy of me.  And whoever does not accept his torture stake and follow after me is not worthy of me.  He that finds his soul will lose it, and he that loses his soul for my sake will find it.
  • i love Jesus more than anyone else because he died on the cross for my sins. the scriptures teach us that we have to love him more than mother or father or brother or sister, etc.
  • Bah, Hell no Id much rather love the ones i KNOW exist here with me, the ones who have HELPED ME for sure, gave birth to me and will ALWAYS be there for me rather than some over rated over toled story man
  • I say story man because his story has been told over and over again in different forms. But you seem better than 'normal' christians, you dont deny people for not loving jesus. So youre cool :)
  • I just have to say, that from a non-Christian perspective, the Christian answers here are very scary.
  • It's through loving others, "including" family that one learns to Love Christ.
  • Your family can't save you. Your grandmother's faith in God isn't going to save you. Only your relationship with Jesus can save.
  • Sure. Especially if the people in their families are mentally/physically abusive, harshly judgmental, unloving, boorish, and/or cruel.
  • It's very common for people to love Jesus and God more than their family and friends. I don't base my life on the teachings of my family even though I love them dearly and want to do them proud and make them happy. But I do live by the principles and values I have learned in the Bible.
  • Um, you're supposed to love Jesus more than your own family. That does not mean you should not take care of them and love and support them, but to follow your family rather than Christ is a horrible thing.
  • Because they are loons who put their imaginary cult leader and their faith before reality and their /actual/ loved ones.
  • They should. I should. If I do not, then I need to get right with God! -In Jesus' Name. Thank you and God bless you! :D
  • yeah i think so because some people are crazy
  • Which "love"? If they have more natural affection for him than for their own family, that's either very wierd, or very sad that they have such a bad relationship with their family members. I'm assuming that they don't harbor an erotic desire for Jesus - though all the great mystics spoke in such terms of him -- but (usually) as an analogy. Now in terms of true spiritual love, it is only by loving Jesus more than all else that we can love anyone - and indeed everyone - at all. Without that foundation, all other "love" is just disguised or sublimated self-interest, a form or ego defense, raw biological instinct ... or deep neurosis. Jesus himself taught (using a typical Semitic expression of the day) you must love him and hate your family. What this means is, given a choice between doing what Jesus wants you to do and what your family wants you to do, you should do what Jesus wants you to do. In other words, you should do what's right regardless of what your family thinks or feels about it.
  • Jesus is a member of my Family .He binds my family together.
  • Yes I do!! According to what I believe if I do not I am not worthy of him.
  • Yes, I do. He gave me my family. He gave us our salvation. He provides completely.
  • Yes,i do.
  • I am not religious, but I think that any wise, loving deity would undertsand humans enough to know that we could not (and should not) love anything more than our families. A God who would demand that I love him more than I love my children would be a tyrant God unwrothy of worship. I think feminist critiques of religion are correct to point out that only men could come up with such a God. An intersting contrast to the Western notion comes from Hinduism, whioch says that we should "ring on the changes of love," menaing that we should love god in all the ways we love humans: as we love our children, as we love our parents, even as we love our spouses.
  • I meant to add earlier: When I hear someone say, "I love Jesus more than I love my family," I simply do not believe them, and I do not think that they themselves believe it. This is the sort of thing that has been drummed into their heads since childhood. If one of my friends convinced me that he or she loved anything more than their children, I could no longer be friends with them.
  • Yes, i believe they do...but if you don't Jesus gave you your family he is part of it and i dont think he is going to send you to hell or somewhere, bad when you are done living...he loves you.
  • I really need to keep better track and stop answering some questions twice. :)
  • Because they need to be on meds and strapped down to a bed
  • Matthew 10:37-39 "“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 “He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it." For the Christian it's a way of life to love Jesus more than family. It doesn't say "not" to love your family it just says that one is to love Jesus more. He is to be number one in a Christian's life. Family and brethren next and self last. Unbelievers cannot understand this and never will unless they become born-again. Then and only then can they ever hope to comprehend what loving Jesus is all about.
  • Yes, and this is one of the major reasons why I'll never be called a Christian. If JC, Big Daddy or The Spook ever told me to kill my own child... they'd receive the wrath of the upraised finger in double-quick time. Hope this helps.
  • yes, I love Him more and so does all of my family. Until you are born again, you cannot fathom, understand or concieve of this thought. peace to you.

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