Many believers go to church,
yet hear things that result in them being
less than a loving and caring person for others. They are Christian
in name yet selfish in character.
brethren are concerned about compassion and
True Christians add to another's peace and
can be recognized by their fruits (what they do)--Matthew
heard Christians, the 'frozen
chosen' and spiritually constipated ones, remark: "If you let someone
stay with you to help them out, you'll never get rid of them, they'll take
over your house and may even damage it", but Jesus said -Matthew
5:39; 25:37-40,45; Luke
6:30. Such 'Christian' goats (Matthew
25:33) have no judgment -Jeremiah
10:3 "Mine anger was kindled against
the shepherds and I punished-(original
is 'to pay attention to so as to prove guilt')-the
6:3-7 "Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things
that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining
to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I
speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you?
No, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? But brother
goeth to law with brother and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore
there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another.
do ye not rather take wrong? Why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to
be helpful, forgiving and kind, some 'Christian' goats would rather go
to court to get their money back. They see not Christ, but the hurt done
to them. They are here not for opportunities to grow in love towards a
great reward, but for present self security -Matthew
16:24-27 "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come
after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For
whosoever will save his life shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his
life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited if he shall
gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in
exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his
Father with his angels and then he shall reward every man according to
17:33 "Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it and whosoever
shall lose his life shall preserve it."
12:25 "He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his
life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal."
Some will remark:
"If you start giving to some people, they'll always be there for a handout",
but a principle is Leviticus 19:9;
Some goats are too busy keeping
the ten commandments to apply the most important ones -John
15:12,13 "This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have
loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his
life for his friends." 1John
3:16 "Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his
life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren."
But some may
also remark: "If you let him come over to wash his clothes once, he'll
be there every week", but, Matthew
5:42-45 "Give to him that asketh thee and from him that would borrow
of thee turn not thou away. Ye have heard that it hath been said, thou
shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, love
your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you
and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you, that ye
may be the children of your Father which is in heaven....."
And yet some
may say: "If you don't let them (poorer Christians) fend for themselves,
they'll always be relying on you", but, Acts
2:44,45 "And all that believed were together and had all things common
and sold their possessions and goods and parted them to all men, as every
man had need."
and the classic remark of them all "Well, the Bible says that if any is
not working, he should not eat." -2Thessalonians
3:10,12. If we are to even feed our enemies, how much more then others
who have a good heart -Romans
12:20 "Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him, if he thirst, give
him drink....." Matthew
7:12 "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to
you, do ye even so to them."
some 'Christian' people exemplify
the walking dead -Jude 1:12. Even in
their relationships they are dead. They
are there, but not really alive! Romans
6:11 "Likewise reckon ye also yourselves...alive
unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord."
they may be from real living, they
may be surprised at the
aliveness of others. Such parents
remain aloof from involvement with
2Thessalonians 3:10 is not talking
about those who may be engaged in something of worth to others, but of
those who are not, and prefer instead to pass their time meddling in the
affairs of others, causing disorder, as verse 11 there shows.
'Christian' goats are ashamed of others not in the same financial class
as they. Perhaps they are misguided. Perhaps they're just selfish, greedy,
carnal and are quenching the Spirit of God -1Thessalonians
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