{"id":27289,"date":"2017-07-03T10:37:43","date_gmt":"2017-07-03T10:37:43","guid":{"rendered":"https:\/\/biblearena.org\/?p=27289"},"modified":"2017-07-03T10:37:43","modified_gmt":"2017-07-03T10:37:43","slug":"love-your-neighbors-yourself","status":"publish","type":"post","link":"https:\/\/jamestaiwo.com\/love-your-neighbors-yourself\/","title":{"rendered":"LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS AS YOURSELF"},"content":{"rendered":"

Are Christians allowed to segregate?<\/strong><\/em><\/h2>\n

Our Lord Jesus commands us to love our neighbors as ourselves. <\/em>Christian is expected to love all people equally and avoid segregation.<\/p>\n

Believers must understand that it is sinful to give preferential treatment to anyone.<\/p>\n

We must not specifically favor anyone (or a group of people) at the expense of others. God requires that his worshipers desist from segregation and treat all people equally.<\/a><\/p>\n

The scripture stated,<\/p>\n

\u201cIf you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, \u201cYou shall love your neighbor as yourself,\u201d you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors\u201d (James 2:8-9<\/a>).<\/em><\/p>\n



A Child of God to Avoid Segregation<\/em><\/strong><\/h2>\n

A person who gives preferential treatment is an unjust person, and he would suffer consequences of his action from God if he (or she) does not repent.<\/p>\n

God\u2019s children must love all people and treat them equally – Without partiality.<\/p>\n

No Christian is allowed to favor the rich at the expense of the poor. Also, a follower of Jesus Christ must not respect influential people and look down on common people.<\/p>\n

A good Christian must learn from God who cares for all people equally.<\/a><\/p>\n

No iota of partiality is with God! He sends rain in its season to benefit all people. God waters the whole earth to bring out its products for everyone’s consumption.<\/p>\n

In addition, believers must learn from Jesus Christ who demonstrated unbiased love <\/a>to people of his time (while on earth).<\/p>\n

He walked around the town doing good to all people without an element of partiality. Jesus even went out of his way to care for people that were rejected by society. The Son of God fed poor people and gave hope to the hopeless!<\/p>\n