A Christian can never be indifferent toward another. If they are in Christ already then we must stop n love our brother or sister in encouragement of our Hope or to exhort to build up and remain obedient to the Way.
If they hate us or even our God, we must desire to share the Love of Christ with them and pray for them to bring them into the fold and never be lukewarm about their eternal soul, because that is what is at stake.
May we always call out sin, not in judgment, but in the Truth of Love. To expose darkness to the Light. For how does a child know they erred if we encourage or are indifferent to sin? Though all know God as He wrote His just statutes in our heart, “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”
We speak the Truth of the Gospel, the power of salvation, because yes first because we love God and do as He commands to proclaim, and then from that interconnectedly flowing into love for all our neighbours. This is all True. But how do we know this? By Revelation of Jesus Christ, pitifully standing before His Holyness we became aware of our own wretchedness and need of His salvation. So seeing other sinners, out of deep empathy we have Hope for them to join the hospital of sinners, the Church.
Therefore, brothers and sisters, do not be uncharitable by not giving the Truth, Jesus Christ, who gives of Himself so freely and infinitely. Let us not hold back so not to be guilty of the sin of omission, the sin of indifference, the sin of not giving Mercy (who is Christ) when like the parable of the unforgiving servant who was forgiven his debts and yet did not forgive others.
Perhaps one of the greatest causes of destruction of the world is by the Church not standing as the rock, as the “Pillar of Truth” that God set us forth to be. And yes, by telling it like it is we will be falsely judged, we will be mocked, we will have all sorts of insults thrown at us and all kinds of evils false uttered at us for the sake of His Name. If so, blessed are you for your reward in Heaven shall be great. How can we even call that suffering compared to all our LORD has suffered for us? So turn the other cheek with an even stronger Love! Prepare to be mocked for loving others with joyful abandon, like David dancing before the alter, or like Christ throwing seeds of the Kingdom like a crazed farmer seemingly wasting abundant love on thorns and rocky soil and likewise to which sinner can we turn away?
There is no sin too great that Jesus Christ can not heal and save you from. Murderers, theives, prostitutes, sexually immoral, liars, greedy, jealous, gossipers, slanderers, haters of God, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless, and all sorts of evils and wrongdoings, we hope for all to be called into the Grace of discipleship, for one repentant soul, God and all angels and saints in Heaven all rejoice! So were some of you brethren, so we must also in return be vessels of His Love & Light unto them to bring them in.“Though they know God’s decree (in their heart) that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but also give approval to those who practice them.” Because of this they were given over to their evil passions and their hearts have been darkened to the Truth. This is why the TRUTH MUST BE PROCLAIMED!
Repentance is not merely sorrow for what you did. It is fully submitting to Jesus Christ as LORD over your life. Jesus Christ “through whom we have received Grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of Faith,” is not just asked for in our Faith, but required. Otherwise you do not believe IN JESUS, you just believe about him the same as an unbeliever or even a demon may believe about him.
God loved the world so much that He gave us His Son Jesus Christ to be crucified on the cross, humiliated stricken and suffered and died for our sins by His Body and Blood with the only worthy sacrifice of His Divinity and Soul. And death could not conquer Him, He gave it up of His own will to conquer our death and rose on the third day in fulfillment of the Scriptures and ascended into Heaven so we may follow Him so to One day be risen up with Him. And all we have to do is receive this gift. Not in half measure without living in His way, but in full measure by His authority teaching and observing (adhering to) all that He commands us, so in which, we truly be His Body and work to create Earth as it is in Heaven, not by our will, but His will, not by our life, but the new and True and Everlasting Life He has gifted us with.
And He gives us this tall order to be conformed to Him, this great commission to “Go into all the world and proclaim the Gospel to the whole creation” as gifts are not to be hoarded to ourselves only to become of nothing when He returns like in the parable of the Talents. Gifts are to be shared, seeds invested into others so that it’s paid forward continually, gifting one another in infinite Love like Jacob’s ladder spiraling everly into Heaven, all for the prayerfully unceasing expansion of His Kingdom.
This is the Glory for in a world that is upside down, broken and diseased by our sin, must we turn it rightside up again. In this world that calls good evil, and evil good, that has worshipped creation and forget the Creator “as if the potter were regarded as clay.” We must turn it upside down like Jesus flipping the tables of the axis, crux to re-center and thus this crux the center of creation and now all time is measured by the year of His being, as I write this now in 2020 of the year of our LORD. Let us be found guilty of living the Christian Faith in action so that the city officials despise us saying “These men who have turned the world upside down have now come here,” like Paul and Silas in Acts. Turn this dark world upside down to the Light of God. For the Kingdom of God is here now among us. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum! Amen. He is always both here and coming, so live in His Joy as such for it is reality now. This is true now. So do not shy away at our time of persecution, but rejoice in it for that gives Glory to the fact that His Kingdom is here and the world is being turned upside down for the sake of His Name.
Doxology be, First Love, and let that Love pour out Truth, for that Truth brings Peace. Not as the world gives it, but as our Christ gives it.