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Last night I watched an infant that was pulled out of rubble with breathe left in their body after all these days, a 70+ year old lady that had not perished after being pulled from literally the grave. What a mighty and wonderful God we serve. So why is it that we continue to tear on another apart, especially women (to be more specific the ones in the body of Christ). What are we called to do?

Proverbs 11:30: The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
How can you win souls if we treat the unsaved and worst than the world does? What attracts them to the church when they see more back biting and bickering amongst the body of Christ?

I talked to a person yesterday that is not a Christian and she indicated that one of her friends that she has known all her life has recently converted to Christianity and has treated her so bad for practicing the same religion that she has been practicing for years.

What a missed opportunity, if she converted to Christianity then she should know to love thy neighbor. She would want to show her what Christ is and that is Love! I am not saying that she should compromise her Christianity but you can show a stray animal compassion.

I love this passage in the bible:
1 Timothy 1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. 17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Just a little reminder Jesus himself said that he came for the sinners. Do we think we are yet better than Jesus?

Luke 5: 27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. 28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him. 29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them. 30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? 31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. 32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

At the end of the day I love my Brahmans, Jews, Atheist, Taoist, and Buddhist …. You know why I love them? Because he told me to:

Mark 12:30And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

No where in that passage did he say love them if you agree with them, Love them if their nice to you, Love if they go to your church, Love them if they worship in the same denomination as you, love them if they join your mission or ministry, love them if their a Christian.

It said: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Wow! There is none other commandment greater than these! SO even you that will rip this apart evaluate and discredit this very writing, I love you most, for I am living a life where I am trying to run the good race of faith doing what thus saith the Lord! Be blessed all of God’s People!

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Comment by Melvina Garcia on January 22, 2010 at 4:00pm
Very well put. Thanks for sharing.

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