Love is not optional!

Scripture is very clear about our responsibility toward our brothers and sisters. Yet we demonstrate behaviors that are completely opposite to this Scripture. We hold outlier groups of people is disdain and name them as deplorable:

  1. Republicans
  2. Democrats
  3. Libertarians
  4. Alcoholics
  5. Drug Addicts
  6. Abortionists – and people who have had an abortion
  7. Gays – dare I say that most Christians demonstrate that they are homophobic.
  8. Blacks
  9. Whites
  10. Arabic
  11. Muslims

The horrible things that I have seen written and said against the above people groups have been the most despicable things that I have ever seen in my entire life. Our eyes are so covered with the social and political scales of our times that we have forgotten that this world is NOT our home and that we are citizens of the Kingdom of God first. We are the children of God first. No man, religious affiliations, or political ideology should ever be given the “worship” that belongs to God. Do not confuse what I am saying. We must respect those who lead and rule over us wherever we live. However, we can never make them our god, or people whom we worship. They will fail us. Our responsibility to our earthly leaders?

1 Timothy 2:1-3 (NKJV): Pray for All Men

 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.

Our responsibility to all human beings on the face of the earth?

1 Peter 2: 11-17

11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims [for this earth is not our home], abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, [by the way that we behave among men- it should be different from the unsaved not the save as the unsaved] which they shall behold, [ and because of this difference that they see they will] glorify God in the day of visitation.

13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: [The right to defame the name of a political leader is not one that we have as Christians-it is the opposite of what God expects from us] whether it be to the king, as supreme;14 Or unto governors,[this Scriptures makes it clear that God’s word is ageless] as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: [this is why we must be circumspect is what we say and do in social media. When our rants and raves becomes as inflammatory as that of people who do not know God them we are demonstrating that we do not love our brothers and sisters or all men. For how can we say that we love God when hatred is in our hearts toward any human being?] As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, [over the last 8.5 years I have witnesses maliciousness at a level I have never seen before in the USA] but  [live] as the servants of God. HOW 17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king [or leader].

The world must know that we are Christians by the words that come out of our mouth or from our fingers. We must be different. We must love people, not their sins, because they are individuals created in the image of God.

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