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The Dual Nature of the Christian Faith

The Bible shows believers how to live in communities that resemble the Kingdom of Heaven. Unfortunately too many people don't understand this; instead they attempt to use the Word to pass judgment on strangers in public. The world has been subjected to futility, and according to the Bible there is a choice set before us; to believe in Christ or to live according to the patterns of the world. This creates a dichotomy where there are two kinds of people, and those who choose to chase the passions of the world cannot be expected to follow biblical standards by those who choose to pursue a life chasing after the heart of Christ. Those seeking life eternal in the Kingdom of Heaven must live accordingly, not chasing after the passions of this world. All will receive judgment, but the Bible clearly indicates that God has that responsibility, not those of us who walk according to the faith. The Bible was never intended to define morality for the broken, it is intended to define morality for the Kingdom of Heaven. It is a guidebook for those who seek relationship with Messiah Yeshua; the one I believe to be the living God. The Bible is intended to guide the community of the faithful; It was not written for believers to judge the people of this world. If you don't believe that Jesus is God, and have been harassed by those who claim they do, I am sorry. You should never receive any kind of harassment from individuals who desire to live according to Biblical principles. "I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly DID NOT MEAN with the sexually immoral PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then YOU WOULD NEED TO GO OUT OF THE WORLD. But now I have written to you NOT TO KEEP COMPANY with ANYONE NAMED A BROTHER, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person. I Corinthians 5:9‭-‬11 NKJV “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." Matthew 5:43‭-‬48 NKJV