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NO SEGREGATION IN CHRISTIANITY – Acts

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Christianity Appreciates Love and Care, No Segregation!

(Passage: Acts)

Christian faith replicates the love of God for humanity. People who practice the faith should connect with others in mutual love. Believers must love each other and steer clear of anything that can be perceived as segregation.

While on earth, Jesus Christ did everything to promote the unity of his disciples. He even prayed for them to love and appreciate one another. This means anyone who looks the other way on this topic (of Love without segregation) is a hypocrite.

A child of God who segregates others does not resemble Jesus; he resembles Satan. So yeah, Satan instigates segregation and promotes hatred.

Jesus charged the believers, “Love others as you love yourself.”

Do not lightly esteem others but place them in high importance as you would expect others to do to you.

So, if love and appreciation of others are the teachings of Jesus, where did some believers learn how to segregate? The truth should not be far-fetched, they learned that from Satan! Satan instigates segregation and hatred, whosoever exemplifies such trait emulates Satan!

True Christianity promotes unity, but not only must that be practiced among believers, but the same arms of love should also be extended to unbelievers. Believers are sent to show love to the unbelievers so that they also can be saved.

Are you a Christian? If yes, know what God requires of you: Love, justice, and an active exercise of celebrating other people. 

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Love, unity, and accommodation of others are the bedrock of Christianity.

Believers have the task to actively love and engage others.

The call to love others can sometimes be challenging; even some early Christians struggled with it, but they got through.

Humility Helps Us Respond To Correction.

You may think that early Christians were perfect, but they were not. Some of them struggled to love those who didn’t share their common background. Perhaps the difference between them (early Christian) and us is that they were more teachable. They responded to correction well.

The Challenge Of Segregation Among Early Christians

As it occurred during the early stage of Christianity, some believers thought they were better than those who didn’t hail from Jewish tradition.

Yeah, that’s how it happens: Folks who segregate are often trapped in the ideology that people who don’t share their church doctrine and preferred tradition are lesser Christians. Fallacy!

(No Christian is better than others. All Christians share equal right with God)

Believers with wrong orientation misconceive Faith as if it can only satisfy God with human tradition. What a mistake, there is no partition in Christianity.

If you’re a Christian and you segregate others, you are making your own rule against God’s will!

Some early Christians who converted from Judaism held to Jewish tradition and expected everyone to come on board. They presumed that a person should hail from Judaism to become a “good Christian.” Foul! God does not segregate.

The conflict of tradition was so pronounced among the early Christians to the extent that unbelievers found it hard to come to the faith. But God so good, Peter broke the shell when he shared the testimony of his encounter with the non-Jewish Christians (which the hypocrites have qualified as gentiles).

This is the Bible’s account of the incident,

“The apostles and brethren who were in Judea

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BE SPIRITUALLY SENSITIVE TO OVERCOME – Ephesians

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(Passage: Luke 9; Ephesians 6)

“Heads up!” -Jesus warned his disciples of impending danger and charged them to be prepared. The disciples lost consciousness of the warning and instead focused on irrelevant matters. They ended up being caught unaware.

The disciples of Jesus ought to follow Jesus’s advice to watch and pray against the impending danger; they were busy competing among themselves. Their priority shifted to fighting for a leadership position.

Sensitivity matters! Jesus had warned,

“Let these words sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men. “But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying” (Luke 9:46-47). 

Rather than taking appropriate action, the Bible stated that the disciples,

“Then a dispute arose among them as to which of them would be greatest. And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a little child and set him by Him, and said to them, “Whoever receives this little child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me receives Him who sent me. For he who is least among you all will be great” (Luke 9:46-47). 

Lesson on Spiritual Sensitivity 

The followers of Jesus Christ must be spiritually sensitive and act appropriately to overcome any life situation.

It is understood that politics has its place in society, but just not in the church! Believers must understand that politics can’t be adopted into faith matters. 

Let’s keep in mind,

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). 

Christianity is an exercise that must be practiced spiritually, not politically! #christianity #cardio #workout #practice

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Believers must be careful not to mistake faith for politics.

A person who decides to serve God must do so wholeheartedly: Be prayerful and spiritually sensitive. 

The scripture stated, 

God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and truth” (John 4:24).

Facing the Fact about Spiritual Sensitivity:

In this world, your faith will be tested. So don’t assume that your “Christianity” will only consist of positive matters. Be prepared to face these facts:

Don’t make quick assumptions whenever a matter arises; make both spiritual and physical assessments of all issues.  Be prayerful and be sensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit to overcome your trials. Understand that the power of God is ever-present to help you overcome any situation- no matter what it is, God is able!  Be confident in your victory as the scripture stated, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death (Revelation 12:11). Prayer To Be Empowered for Victory 

Dear Jesus Christ, please, I ask you to help me be spiritually sensitive to overcome any challenge of life. Please help me operate under the Holy Spirit’s leadership so that I can win! Please make it easy for me to apply my spiritual exercise of fasting and prayer as I trust you for victory in all matters. Please help me to witness your great deliverance and

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