Can We Still Claim Religion As a Shared Characteristic ?

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Religion is a funny thing. For many of us, we wear it like a necklace around our necks. It often comes up in conversations when addressing the concerns of today. However, how many of us are trying to practice it as Jesus would request?

21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

Matthew Chapter 7 NKJV

God knows the color of our heart, and our heart gives birth to our actions. Many of you talk about not liking Democrats due to their stance on homosexuality and abortion. However, I would like to call your attention to something.

Exodus 22:21 – Moses gives God’s law:  “You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien; for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.” 1 Corinthians 13:13, KJV: “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”

Immigration is a hot topic right now because our leaders are trying to cause attention to it. However, I want you to ask yourself what Jesus would do if he were at the wall? We are not talking about the criminals, we are talking about innocents people looking to make a better life.

This past year has been a giant teaching moment for our entire country. We have seen what a virus can do to even the strongest of nations. Here in Texas, we got a taste of global warming via a winter storm so unparalleled that many of us still carry some remnants with us today. Yet, we still argue. We still argue and pick up the same drama from pre-Covid America.

It’s time to put politics aside and think about right and wrong. If you claim the victory over two talking points, but you cannot honor the main objective of being a Christian, who are you? We are called to love and be a light. I used to get so angry when I watched movies showcasing Christians as being mentally unstable and cruel. Then you look at some of the people who take up the name Christian today, and you understand the reason behind it.

Part of the problem is that some of us aren’t studying the Bible anymore. We are going to Church and thinking that the preacher is supplying us all the knowledge we will ever need to call on.

 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2nd Timothy 2/15

This was the first bible verse I learned, and it never grows old.

For some of us who might not have understood pre-covid, now we should understand. Some of the countries that are seeing a mass decline are seeing it due to global warming. Global warming is affecting different regions in different ways. For us, it was a great freeze that killed an unknown amount of people. For those coming from hotter climate areas, it is hindering their ability to produce food. Due to what we encountered in Texas, I feel like we should be more open to helping others.

These situations are freak and devastating. Nobody is saying let anyone break the law. I am asking that we find it in our hearts to be kinder to our neighbors. This isn’t about undoing the law, it is about fulfilling God’s law. Hate has no place. We should be handing water and food to those behind the gates, not holding guns in their faces.

King James Version Matthew 25-35

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

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shellzonit

Former investigator and mother of three wonderful girls. My blog is about learning how to navigate through life without placing yourself and the people you love at risk. I focus on parenting, community, and issues that define us as a nation.

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