Amen, Some have convinced themselves in the church that the “Social Gospel” means loving our neighbor before the church.
Studying scripture I find the “priorities” of the church to be (in order) God, (Glorifying through Worship) Family (Preaching, Teaching, Edifying and Training the body) and Work (Evangelism, Outreach, Missions, etc.)
Clyde Herrin has a thoughtful Christian blog. His last couple of posts are about Christian love, how love is central to the message of Jesus Christ. Loving others focuses upon Christ’s message to love our enemies. Because loving our enemies is so unnatural and difficult for us, one of the things we do when we talk about Christian love is focus too much on loving our enemies.
Too much? How can we focus to much on love? How can there be something wrong with Clyde Herrin‘s post, Loving others? Well, there isn’t anything wrong with Clyde Herrin‘s post. We just need to remember that the Bible has much to say about loving our family, friends, neighbors, and countrymen, and one of the ways we show love is to protect those we love.
Consider this verse.
Matthew 7:6 New King James Version
6 “Do not give what is holy…
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