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Holy Conversation Among The Brotherhood Expounded Upon In Ancient Samurai, Bushido Texts | 2 Peter 3:11

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  • 2 Peter 3:11 | Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

Examples of holy conversation amongst brothers includes speaking of aspirations, current and future goals, divine calling, loyalty to parents, etc.

From “Training the Samurai Mind: A Bushido Sourcebook Training the Samurai Mind: A Bushido Sourcebook” (PDF DOWNLOAD LINK)

A saying of Confucius, (an Israelite , all the virtuous ancient scholars were, despite their original images being covered up), goes, “Spending all day in company without the conversation touching upon duty, indulging in exercise of petty wit—I have trouble with this!” When knights meet friends, if they speak of their aspirations, refine their loyalty and their respect for parents, and reflect on the warrior’s way, this could be called conversation touching on duty. So to spend the days bragging about luxuries should be called shameless and immoral.

  • 1 Peter 1:14 | As obedient SONS, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
  • Philippians 1:27 | Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of YAHWASHI: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

What we think upon, we speak upon.

  • Ecclesiasticus 14:20 | Blessed is the man that doth meditate good things in wisdom, and that reasoneth of holy things by his understanding. 21He that considereth her ways in his heart shall also have understanding in her secrets.

Avoid speaking of other men’s personal affairs and business dealings, which is gossip, whether positive or negative.

  • Ecclesiasticus 19:8 | Whether it be to friend or foe, talk not of other men’s lives; and if thou canst without offence, reveal them not.
  • 1 Peter 4:15 | But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
  • Ecclesiasticus 29:19 | A wicked man transgressing the commandments of the Lord shall fall into suretiship: and he that undertaketh and followeth other men’s business for gain shall fall into suits.
  • James 4:11 | Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

Neither should we mock others. Spiritually, the poor speaks first of wicked Israelitse and, on a lower level, the heathen nations.

  • Ecclesiasticus 27:28 | Mockery and reproach are from the proud; but vengeance, as a lion, shall lie in wait for them.
  • Proverbs 17:5 | Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

As it is written, sit not and speak not in coversation with women as with men.

  • Ecclesiasticus 42:12 | Behold not every body’s beauty, and sit not in the midst of women. 13For from garments cometh a moth, and from women wickedness. 14Better is the churlishness of a man than a courteous woman, a woman, I say, which bringeth shame and reproach.
  • Ecclesiasticus 9:9 | Sit not at all with another man’s wife, nor sit down with her in thine arms, and spend not thy money with her at the wine; lest thine heart incline unto her, and so through thy desire thou fall into destruction.
  • 1 Corinthians 14:34 | Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
  • 1 Timothy 5:11 | But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against YAHAWASHI, they will marry; 12Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith. 13And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. 14I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

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