To Live is Christ | Stir Me Up Lord!
I've noticed so many people freely judging and criticizing others based on their own prejudices, all in the name of 'Christianity'. We are to stand apart in this world, be the salt and the light. This doesn't mean we ignore sin, but how we call out the sin should resemble the way Jesus did: abortion and homosexuality are sins, but so is premarital sex, love of money, gossiping, and lying. ALL of these sins Jesus died to set us free from, so we can stand for what is right, without judging and without criticizing the character of the person. When a believer demoralizes the person in the name of Christ, their hypocrisy taints the name of Jesus!!! These false disciples are what I believe it means to take the Lord's name in vain. So I thought I would simply share some verses that expand on this. In Jesus' own words: "So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that
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