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We have evolved…We no longer live in a class based society–no, no we live in a society that has disenfranchised folks for so many different reasons; that it has become utter chaos. People are hated for worshiping God.  But they are also hated for criticizing other forms of worship.  They are judged for defending Israel–but praised for defending Isis. People are judged to be haters of color, gender or sexual preference–but, also judged for standing against terrorists that outright persecute and kill people whose color, gender or sexual preference does not match. There is so little unity in our nation, that we are all truly fearful of losing our way of life.

As a community of believers–we need to recognize that all have sinned and fallen short of God’s mark of perfection. (Romans 3:23). Still, we are called to see people from God’s perspective.  God never said sin was OK.  He called it what it was.  Still, in the face of some of the most heinous sinful people imaginable; he gave his own life as payment for the sin.  (Romans 5:8) We must not get into spiritual huddles and forget that we are striving to become God’s kingdom of priests (Rev 1:6 and 5:10). 

We should never be afraid to speak the truth. Still, in this melee we call life–we need not shun folk that are truly seeking God, simply because they do not fit our diagram.  Jesus failed to meet the standards set out by the religious leaders. Still, his message was truth and the best representation of his Father that has, is or will ever be expressed. We need to be unique and draw men to God. We do this by living for him and humbly showing God’s character–not our own.

Paul said it best, “In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.”  (Col 3:11)

God Bless You

My dear brothers and sisters,[a] how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others?

For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting[b] dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?

Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him? But you dishonor the poor! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? Aren’t they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name[c] you bear?