Saturday, September 13, 2008

Acceptance, in the beloved.

"The basis for our relationship with one another is Christ's relationship with us. We are to "Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God" (Romans 15:7). It is this acceptance that brings glory to God. Christ's acceptance of us is gracious, total, unreserved, unprejudiced, forgiving and freeing. Our acceptance of one another is to be similar. We have no mandate in the Christian church to decide who we will accept and who we won't. All who receive the Holy Spirit are members of the family. "
from The New Testament Emphasis on Relationships


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