Jesus said that his people would be known for how they loved. In Matthew 25, Jesus tells His disciples about the coming Day of Judgment when all people will be gathered together and He will separate those who knew Him from those who did not. The defining characteristic of those who know Christ is that they exhibit love for one another and show compassion to their fellow image-bearers and neighbors. Those who do not know Christ, though they may profess to do good works in His name, live for themselves and pay no mind to plight of their neighbors or the "least of these" being mistreated in their midst (Matt. 25:31-46).
Jesus describes religious people who neglect justice and mercy as faithless hypocrites and white-washed tombs (Matt.23). They are like the priest and the Levite in the parable of the Good Samaritan who chose to take the other side of the road and neglect a wounded man left for dead (Luke 10:25-37). By doing so, they demonstrated their love of self rather than their love for others, and proved that they did not love the God whom they claimed to serve (1 John 2:3).
Jesus said that the Law of God could be summed up in two commandments: love God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. The Bible teaches that those who do not keep these commandments do not actually love God (John 14:23-24). Regardless of whether people call themselves Christians, go to church, profess all the right things with their mouths, or believe all the right things in their hearts or minds, if they do not demonstrate love for those whom they have seen, they do not actually love God, whom they have not seen. This is not to say that those who love their neighbors earn the right to be with God, but only those who truly know and love God are enabled to abide in Christ and carry out His commands (Gal. 2:16-21; 5:16-26). People do not earn their salvation by loving their neighbors, but the Word of God emphatically declares that those who do not love their neighbors do not love God and will be separated from Him for eternity (Matt. 7:12-23; 25-31; 31-46; James 2:14-26).
We are seeking Christian men and women who are bold enough to stand together to Abolish Human Abortion. Everyone who claims Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is commanded to do something about the greatest Holocaust the world has ever known. Our group faces the greatest evil of all time in this battle for the lives of the innocent unborn. We can Abolish Human Abortion and you can be a part of it as we stand together in the growing Abolition movement in Raleigh, NC.
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