Sunday, July 25, 2010

Internet Daily Chapel, Week Of July 25, 2010, Featuring . . . The Underlying Rule For All Right And Wrong: "TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED"

Internet Daily Chapel, Week Of July 25, 2010
Online Christian Worship Service And Practical Guide
With Bible readings updated automatically each day

By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Pastor - InternetChurchOfChrist.org
Director - LoveAllPeople.org

Featuring . . .

The Underlying Rule For All Right And Wrong: "TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD
LIKE TO BE TREATED"
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Welcome to you, in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Invocation - Inviting The Lord To Be With Us

Holy Spirit, Lord be with us,
As we join to give You praise.
Share with us Your loving presence,
Fill us with Your perfect ways.

Let our love for You be pleasing,
Everlasting, pure and free;
Let our praise bring joy unto You,
Welcome may it always be.

Amen.

by William McGinnis,
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For Every Problem In Your Life, Jesus Is The Answer!
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Opening Song - "Fairest Lord Jesus"

Words: Anonymous, from Munster Gesangbuch; translated by Joseph A. Seiss
(with altered first verse ?). Music is a Silesian folk melody, published
as Schlesische Volkslieder, arranged by Richard S. Willis. Believed to
have been sung by Crusaders, known as "Crusaders' Hymn." Historical
details at http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/f/a/faljesus.htm. MIDI file
sequenced from a published Public Domain arrangement by Bill McGinnis.
Everything here is Public Domain


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FAIREST LORD JESUS - Anonymous, from Munster Gesangbuch, translated by
Joseph A. Seiss - Public Domain


Fairest Lord Jesus,
Ruler of all nature,
O Thou of God and man the Son:
Thee will I cherish,
Thee will I honor,
Thou my soul's glory, joy, and crown.

Fair are the meadows,
Fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring.
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer,
Who makes the woeful heart to sing.

Fair is the sunshine,
Fairer still the moonlight,
And all the twinkling starry host.
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer,
Than all the angels heaven can boast.

Amen.

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My Prayer 4 You

"A Prayer To Accept Jesus" (With MP3 Audio)
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INSTRUCTIONS: This prayer is for you, yourself, to pray. Please read this
prayer and listen to my reading of it. Then, when you understand it and
agree with what it says, you can pray it by yourself, for yourself.


IF YOU ARE READY, HERE IS THE PRAYER (Now with MP3 audio reading)

If you are ready to accept Jesus now, here are the words you can use: Of
course, you must agree with these words and say them sincerely, from your
heart. Be consciously aware that you are seeking Him, trying and intending
to speak directly to Him. Don't say these words to Him unless you mean
them.


"Lord Jesus, I give myself to You, for You to be my only Lord and
Saviour. I renounce and repudiate all other loyalties, and
I desire no other Lord but You. Please come into me and
take control of my life. Mold me to Your will and to Your
use. I ask that You drive out all other spirits which conflict
with You in any way. I want to belong only to You, to be subject
only to You. I make this prayer to You, in Your name, the name of
Jesus. Amen."

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Original Prayers And Blessings For All People, Placed in the Public Domain
By Rev. Bill McGinnis

Bible Readings - Updated Automatically Each Day

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Today's Featured Segment . . . Scriptures And Teachings

The Underlying Rule For All Right And Wrong: "TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD
LIKE TO BE TREATED"

THERE IS ONE UNDERLYING RULE FOR ALL RIGHT AND WRONG:


"TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED."
This rule is known as "The Golden Rule." It is found in most religions,
yet it establishes no particular religion; it leads to harmony among all
people; it is the foundation of Democracy; and it leads to the political
goal of "Greatest Good For The Greatest Number, With Basic Rights For
All."

To apply the Golden Rule, simply ask yourself "How would you like to be
treated in similar circumstances?" Then treat the other person that way.
Also consider the impact of your actions on all other people, not only
those immediately before you.

If you need help in applying the Golden Rule to your particular situation,
please visit Golden Rule Solutions.

Some Version Of the Golden Rule Is Found In Most Religions
These versions can be categorized as "inclusive" vs. "selective," and
"complete" vs. "partial."
Inclusive vs. Selective The inclusive versions of the Golden Rule apply to
all people everywhere. The selective versions apply only to some people,
such as your neighbors or your countrymen or your religious brothers.

Complete vs. Partial The complete versions of the Golden Rule call for you
to treat the other person as if he were yourself: to do the good things to
him you would like done to you; and to not do the bad things you would not
like to done to you. So you would not steal from him, and you would try to
help him if he needed help. The partial versions of the Golden Rule call
for you merely to not do the bad things you would not like done to you. So
you would not steal from him, but you would not be required to help him if
he needed help.


Versions Of The Golden Rule In Different Religions
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HINDU: This is the sum of duty; do naught unto others which if done to
thee would cause thee pain. (inclusive, partial)

ZOROASTRIAN: That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto
another whatsoever is not good for itself. (inclusive, partial)

TAOIST: Regard your neighbour's gain as your own gain, and your
neighbour's loss as your own loss. (selective, complete)

BUDDHIST: Hurt not others in ways that you would find hurtful.
(inclusive, partial)

CONFUCIAN: Do not unto others what you would not have them do unto
you. (inclusive, partial)

JAIN: In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard
all creatures as we regard our own self. (inclusive, complete)

JEWISH: Whatever thou hatest thyself, that do not to another.
(inclusive, partial)

CHRISTIAN: All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you,
do ye even so to them. (inclusive, complete)

ISLAMIC: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother
that which he desires for himself. (selective, complete)

SIKH: As thou deemest thyself, so deem others. (inclusive, complete)

Source: http://theosophy.org/tlodocs/GoldnRul.htm - (Link not
working.)(Categorizations added.)

The Clearest Expressions Of The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule is expressed twice in the Bible, and these are its
clearest expressions, in the words of Jesus, translated. Both of the Bible
expressions are inclusinve and complete.

"So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them;
for this is the law and the prophets." (Matthew 7:12 RSV)

"And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them."
(Luke 6:31 RSV)

And here are some of the best expressions of The Golden Rule in modern
English.

1. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

2. "Treat others as you would like to be treated."

3. "Treat other people the way you would like to be treated."

4. "Treat other people the way you want to be treated."

5. "Whatever you want people to do to you, do that to them."

The expression we use here is, "Treat others as you would like to be
treated." It is inclusive and complete; it avoids using the exact language
used by any particular religion; and it uses modern English, easy to
understand. Also, it uses the subjunctive form "would," which helps to
emphasize that you should treat the other person as you would like to be
treated, if you were in similar circumstances. So to follow the Golden
Rule, you must constantly be imagining yourself in the position of other
people: the hungry beggar, the injured pedestrian, the captured prisoner.

The Golden Rule Does Not Establish Any Religion
Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Atheists and all other people can
accept The Golden Rule without compromising their other true beliefs.
Promoting The Golden Rule is not "establishing religion" in any
Constitutional sense, because it is held in common by religions which are
otherwise in competition. So which religion does it establish? Judaism?
Islam? Buddhism? Atheism? Christianity? None of the above!

I, myself, am a Christian minister, but I am not "establishing"
Christianity by promoting The Golden Rule. Simply because most Christians
support The Golden Rule does not mean that it "establishes" Christianity,
because The Golden Rule is found in the other major religions, also. It is
not exclusive to Christianity.

Therefore, all governments everywhere can actively promote The Golden Rule
without fear of establishing or favoring any particular religion.

Harmony Among All People

If everybody would treat everybody else according to the Golden Rule, we
would find a harmony among all people that has never been seen before.
Some People Believe That The Golden Rule Embodies All Of God's Law For
Mankind, And If We Follow The Golden Rule, We Have Done Everything God
Requires Of Us.
I, myself, am a "Bible Christian." I believe that the Bible is the
inspired Word of God, sufficient to guide all human action. And according
to the Bible, as the Holy Spirit leads me to understand it, The Golden
Rule embodies all of God's Law for mankind. The Biblical reasons I believe
this are found here =>
http://patriot.net/users/bmcgin/pearl-goldenruleembodies.html

also see http:// patriot.net/users/bmcgin/pearl-goldenruleembodies.txt


"TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED."
Other people do not believe that the Golden Rule embodies all of God's
law. (Some don't even believe in God.) But they can support the Golden
Rule nevertheless, because of the good it obviously accomplishes. It is
truly the worldwide standard for human behavior.


The Golden Rule Is The Foundation Of Democracy.
DEMOCRACY: literally, rule by the people (from the Greek d "people," and
kratos, "rule").
Source: Britannica.com

The Golden Rule, "Treat Others As You Would Like To Be Treated," is the
foundation of Democracy, because the Golden Rule directs us to give the
same power to others as we would like to have for ourselves, namely, the
power to make decisions in matters affecting our lives. How much power?
The same as we have ourselves, and this leads immediately to the idea of
"one person, one vote," with all votes being of equal weight. So,
Democracy is the natural result of applying the Golden Rule to the
question: "What kind of government should we have?" Similarly, the Golden
Rule leads directly to the idea of equality of all people under the law.

The Golden Rule Leads To "The Greatest Good For The Greatest Number, With
Basic Rights For All."
"TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED."

When it is applied to Politics, the Golden Rule leads to policies which
create "The Greatest Good For The Greatest Number, With Basic Rights For
All." Thus, total good is maximized and none are denied the basic needs of
life. This is a perfect formula for happiness and social stability
anywhere!

Ways To Apply The Golden Rule
The easiest way to apply the Golden Rule to real life is to ask yourself
the question "How would you like to be treated in similar circumstances?"
Then treat the other person that way. Also consider the impact of your
actions on all other people, not only those immediately before you.
We have a website devoted to applying the Golden Rule:

Golden Rule Solutions
Also "The Twenty-One Greatest Ideas In Human Relations" includes eighteen
specific applications of The Golden Rule. And a "Computer-Assisted
Learning" course on the Twenty-One Greatest Ideas In Human Relations is
available for download HERE!


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Extra Song - "I Would Be True"
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Rededicate Your Life To Jesus Christ - With MP3 Audio Prayer
If you are a Christian who has fallen away from the Lord, now is the time
to come back
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A Ceremony For Holy Communion
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Invitation To Accept Jesus Christ As Your Personal Lord And Saviour
http://www.internetchurchofchrist.org/jesusdirect.html - now with MP3
audio

Closing Song

"My Jesus, I Love Thee"
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Benediction
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"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in
all ways. The Lord be with you all." (2 Thessalonians 3:16 RSV)
_________________________________________________________________

Blessings to you in Jesus Christ our Lord.
This chapel service is now complete.

Rev. Bill McGinnis

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