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Post by Evangelista_GP on Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:48 pm

God shows no favouritism.’

Acts 10:34

A lot of us are like the lady in the prayer meeting who said, ‘I love everybody.’ The problem is - she had her eyes closed! Discrimination makes us accept without question the opinions and biases we’ve heard growing up, and the pronouncements of narrow-minded people. Rarely do we stop and ask, ‘Is this right?’ Or more importantly, ‘Is it Christlike?’ Discrimination relegates people to second-class citizenship because of their colour, gender, economic status, church denomination, or the circumstances of their birth. Sometimes our biases are so ingrained that we can’t see them in ourselves and we react in anger when confronted with them. But God doesn’t let us off the hook. Paul challenged Peter, the future head of the church, over the sin of discrimination: ‘He [Peter] used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they [the Jews] arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group’ (Galatians 2:12 NIV 2011 Edition). Paul didn’t give Peter a free pass because he had other redeeming qualities. No, his behaviour was hurting people and reflecting badly on the church. One of the most frequently quoted texts in the Bible is: ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life’ (John 3:16 KJV). Note the words ‘whosoever believeth’. That means we’re all equal at the foot of the cross. There God makes no distinctions. And before you can deal with the prejudice in someone else’s life, you’ve first got to deal with it in your own. So acknowledge your hidden biases and deal with them.
2 Chron 1-3, Acts 20:1-16

Reference: Bob and Debby Gass. The Word for Today.
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Post by Chanmolika so on Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:40 pm

True. To love like Christ, sentiments must be first dealt with.
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Post by Vivian Shelly on Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:45 pm

wow.That's true chanmolika. It's not always easy to do away with sentiments, when critical situations arise
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Post by ozoemena on Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:59 pm

Wow that's right. That's why justice is always repented by a blindfolded impartial judge,who holds weights on a balance in one hand,and a sword in the order.The judge doesn't see race,face,or stature,no bias,but cuts by the response of the weights in his hand.
If we can learn how to do away with sentiments, our relationship with God and man will be much better. God help us

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Re: Acknowledge Your Hidden Biaises

Post by Adaeze Brenda on Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:12 pm

wow.Well said, well said
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