4. There Is Only One Body
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The reality of life is that people generally align in opposing groups: Those who know God and those who don’t. Those who are believers and those who aren’t. Those who are part of God’s family and those who aren’t.
This should cause you to unite with those who are part of God’s family and have compassion for those who aren’t.
They aren’t your enemy, they are lost.
When you begin to see people in light of their eternal condition, hopefully, that will change how you see them. Red, yellow, black, white, Jew, Gentile, Hispanic, Asian, European, African, it doesn’t matter. Apart from Christ, they are lost forever.
This is what should move our hearts when we see other people.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
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