Who said love your neighbour as yourself was a lifeline or a life-sign? No one of note ever said that. So why is it is such a rage 2019 when love in its purest and fullest showing is no longer a mystery? We are confusing the way of life with the way to life.
All the recommended and idealistic behaviors of the human history are not the way to life. There is only one way to life and it does not include our performance.
No one is doing the critical thinking when the flesh of a animal that dies naturally is an abomination for me but that same flesh can be put on sale for my neighbour. It is likely that we do not have the heart to admit that neighbours are unavoidable and of equal value to God. It is obvious that heart was not one of the things Yahweh was willing to hand out wholesale in antiquity.
Individuals who refuse to commit to Christ without reservation are lost, and some who carry the name living creature are really dead. Only God knows the subject completely. In the blink of an eye the dead come to life. The way to life remains mysterious.
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. John 3:8