If, as Christians, we aren’t concerned about every soul then we are not seeing the heart of the Father. Let’s remember, we aren’t getting what we deserve, which is hell. Salvation is not based on works.
Everyone needs Jesus.
None of this is a race, party, denomination, sex, or socio-economic issue. It all comes down to an issue of the heart, to a sin issue.
If you find yourself looking down on those different than you, you have a sin issue! Pride. EVERY life, every soul is important to Abba. Yes, even the soul of the one who commits a crime! If we’re missing this, we’re missing Jesus! Just like the Pharisees!
Jesus was slow to publicly condemn sinners, except for the prideful, hypocritical Pharisees. Be careful Christian.
The Church has become so carnally and earthly minded we’re missing what God wants to do. We’ve become haughty, looking down on those who are living in more noticeable sin and yet our hearts are tainted by our thoughts of others who are different or sinning more publicly. A hypocritical heart, a prideful heart, God despises. He despises gossip and slander. He despises drunkenness.
You who look at pornography secretly and yet publicly condemn the homosexual...hypocrite. You who publicly condemn the homeless heroine addict yet consume large amounts of alcohol in your home or indulging in large quantities of food day in and day out. You who condemn the prostitute but pay to watch a man having sex with a woman on the movie screen. You who condemn the man breaking into the store and stealing cash yet you cheat on your taxes. You who shout at and condemn the young lady walking into the abortion clinic and then turn around and engage in illicit sex or pornography. You who cries, “Peace!” but belittle the person with a different skin color or look at them expecting a certain behavior because that’s what you’ve been conditioned to believe. Hypocrites!
Woe Christian. We ALL need Jesus!
I’ve been guilty of this. I’ve had to repent and seek forgiveness. I pray you do too. Ask Holy Spirit to reveal the areas of your heart that are prideful or hypocritical. You probably already know them if you are close at all to Jesus.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that ALL should reach repentance. “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for ALL people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires ALL people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for ALL, which is the testimony given at the proper time.” 1 Timothy 2:1-6 ESV
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