“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
Two things that I would like to know :
A. Jack punches Jay.
Then in the point of view of Jay, Jack is his enemy
Instead of Jay hates Jack then punches back to Jack, Jay pray for Jack or will help Jack if Jay see Jack is in trouble.
B. Jack a gentile is an enemy of Jay a Jew
(There is no punch event from Jack to Jay)
So, instead of Jay hates Jack, Jay pray for Jack or will help Jack if Jay see Jack is in trouble.
The A example is coming from "an Eye for an Eye" in Matthew 5:38-42
The B example is coming from "The Good Samaritan" in Luke 10:25-37
I realize that it doesn't matter whether it's like the A example or B example, Christians are asked to do the same things. But the condition which I would like to know is about when someone is an enemy.
In A example, it's after Jack punches Jay then Jack is Jay's enemy in Jay's point of view.
In B example, without the need Jack punches Jay, in Jay's point of view, Jack is already his enemy.
Because from those two examples, my own conclusion can be :
A. Love someone who is actually you should hate (an enemy). If you love him/her then he/she can not be called your enemy or if you don't hate him/her then he/she can not be called your enemy.
B. Do a good things to someone whom you hate (an enemy). But although you do that, he/she is still your enemy or he/she is still a someone whom you hate.
So, the question in number one is :
What did Jesus mean in "love your enemy" ?
I frequently hear/read something like this :
The Old Testament teach to love your your neighbor and hate your enemy, but the New Testament teach to love your your neighbor and love your enemy. That's the difference between OT and NT.
(I understand that it came from Matthew 5:43-44).
Since the "eye for an eye" as mentioned in Matthew 5:38 and "shall not commit adultery" as mentioned in Matthew 5:27 and "shall not murder" in Matthew 5:21, I can find the verse in OT, so my question number two is:
In what verse of OT that say to hate your enemy ?