Unfailing love towards all people relationships is the foundation of Jesus’ Holy Nation. Jesus, Author of life, himself demonstrated perfect love on earth so that people today can use their freewill to do likewise.
Exhortation: No human being- even churchgoers, ministers, priests, rabbis- have been granted the right to specify that certain humans are “qualified” to be claimed by God. There is a Spiritual Nation governed by God himself. This spiritual nation exists both now, in this present world, and in the heavenly realm, in the life to come. The earthly geographical location, and the racial origin of the inhabitants of God’s spiritual nation do not matter at all! “Membership” in a specific denominational church does not open the gate to this nation. Human will and effort do not bring about admission into God’s spiritual nation.
The Authority of Christ Jesus
It is written: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord will accomplish this.” -Isaiah 9:6, 7
His servants are mostly outside of formal education, in which faith and love trump denominational and doctrinal stagnancy. The more men, women, and children love and understand one another, the closer they will come to the Divine LORD!
“God calls people freely to offer him their obedience. Nothing is gained by imposing patterns of ‘Christian’ behavior on human beings whose hearts have not been turned to the Lord.” -Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920); Christian History & Biography Issue 94