Every one of us is both good and bad. We are sinners saved by Grace. So is this Grace absolute? Or is a merit system involved? In “The Judgement” in Matthew 25, Jesus sees the the answers in black and white.
I have written before about the lack of civility in our country. And this is really a topic that is close to my heart. This issue is based on how we communicate (not)!
Charity can be equated to agape’ love. This kind of love is aid and comfort given to someone without qualification. Churches often fall short of this because as individuals they expect to receive appreciation. But that would be qualifying the nature of the recipient.
To say a church is Pro-Life doesn’t answer the question “what do they do”? is the congregation willing to sacrifice to get sinners on the right track in life?
In 2020 it’s hard to find things to be thankful for. I remember in the great recession of 2008 that people fell out of the middle class and never found their way back. I know there’s a large percentage of our population that make just enough to survive; and now a great portion of them have lost their jobs and could soon be homeless.
Christian men need to relate to each other as deep friends who have each other’s backs. And that is about accountability for their walk with Christ. Christian men also need to be able to relate to non-believers in order to draw them to Christ. The only way to achieve deep friendships and witnessing opportunities is with empathy.
This section of scripture emphasizes “Compassion” as a part of “Judging”. It has many inter-related scriptures that form a comprehensive unit that in itself provides full explanation to every verse within this passage. What is not very clear to many is that “judge not” is related to our […]