Jesus told us “By this all will know that you are my disciples—if you have love among yourselves.” John 13:35 “In showing honor to one another take the lead” “Do not become discreet in your own eyes.” Rom. 12:10,16 ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy,’” “However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those who persecute you, so that you may prove yourselves sons of your Father who is in the heavens.” Matt. 5:43-45 Col 3:14, Gal 5:22, 1 Pet 3:15,2 Cor 10:3, 4 Christians, what do these verses mean to you about how to treat fellow Christians and unbelievers?
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I really enjoyed your comment. I also appreciate that you included the focus of Jesus' preaching work. Matthew 4:17. Thank you,
Great choice Insightful! I loved your response Rich! Need I add: Matt 6:33 "Seek ye first the kingdom of God (The Holy Spirit to lead/guide), and His righteousness & ALL these things (behavior too) shall be added unto you!"
What a crock....2 faced too
Stargrrl, we all fall down. Recently, I lost control and got angry, a friend reminded me of Acts15:36-41. If even the Apostles could get that angry, then we should not condemn each other, but rather freely forgive each other as has been done for us.
Insightful: Right. But we Christians should stick together!
In your anger do not sin, being angry is not a sin, what you do with the anger may become a sin. Disciples of Jesus are not to be sinners, they are to turn away from sin and follow after Him. unbelievers commit sin, followers repent and sin no more.
Of course Stargrrl, our first duty it to each other. Hebrews10:24,25. Also, remembering that we are substituting for Jesus with a goal to bring all sorts of people into an accurate understanding and reconciling them to God. 2Corinthians 5:20
Romans 12:9-12:21 answers the question in regards to The Marks of a True Christian.
and it is not to judge for judgment is on God's duty, not ours.
Luk 24:47 and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
Believers are not to be sinners. You can't serve two masters. If you believe you will not sin.