Brothers & Sisters,
According to the Word of God, we are a peculiar people, and we are special to God (Deuteronomy 26:18, Titus 2:14). We are “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;” (1 Peter 2:9 NKJV).
We are one in the Kingdom of God bound together by the blood that was shed for our sins on Calvary’s cross; the blood of our Lord and Savior, JESUS CHRIST! We are one, and according to the Word of God, “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28 NKJV).
And even though we are in this world but not of this world (John 15:19), some Christians feel led or are compelled to publicly take a stance on certain societal issues. Other Christians, on the other hand, may not be as zealous as those who are and may not take the same position as their fellow brothers and sisters. For example, there are many who are passionate about helping the poor but are not as fiery as others over a women’s right to make decisions about her own healthcare. In the same way, there are a multitude of those who make impassioned arguments against abortion but are not as emboldened as others by the death penalty and senseless murders of black people at the hands of a few ill-equipped and racist law enforcement officers working in our country.
We are one when representing our beliefs to the World whom we are called to be a witness for our Lord and Savior, JESUS CHRIST. And we should be careful about grouping ourselves in the same way the world groups itself, i.e., democrat, republican, conservative, liberal, pro-choice, pro-life, etc. We are a chosen generation. Accountable to the Most High God. El-Shaddai. Yahweh! The God of all creation.
We are one and greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
We are commanded to love one another in the same way Christ loved us (John 13:31-35). We don’t have to agree on everything and may at times become angry because of a disagreement, however, “In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry” (Ephesians 4:26 NIV).
Our bottom line is love and prayer. Regardless of what position a Christian brother or sister holds on certain matters; be it abortion, fornication (sex outside of marriage), politics, homosexuality, alcohol, et. al, our response - when we find ourselves having competing views on these issues - should be love and prayer. Let’s try to be patient with one another as we work out our own salvation and remember to keep praying for those we disagree with as well as loving the same. We are one!
Peace & Blessings.
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Until the next time, remember Jesus loves you
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