I'm going to make a bold statement and you can feel free to challenge me on it.
Faith unites, religion divides. Faith is God's work in our hearts, religion is man's work.
What I mean with this is that God (and yes, I am referring to the Christian God) sees the heart of a person and their desires for good and for evil. Regardless of where a person grew up, in which country and which culture, he will be worshipped by anyone who tries to draw close to him. We as human beings don't even have the language to understand all of God's ways to draw people to himself. We can only make an educated guess based on someone's actions and talk if they have a deep and loving relationship with Jesus.
Many people know quite well how to talk the talk without walking the walk and we may be very surprised when we find out who was on Jesus' side. He commanded us to love our neighbors, which even includes our enemies. This does not mean to agree with them on theological issues but it does mean to be willing to show them God's love the best we can. So continue to express your love to every human being you meet, you can't go wrong with that ever. This love is not a feeling but an action that puts the other person's need higher than one's own need
Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 5/25/2012 (23:36)
You can talk to God all you want and that's great, but the changes happen when you start listening to him.
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.
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