Salvation From Damnation Essay

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The world as we know it and the places in it can not be fully saved form eternal damnation for society these days have standards for every individual, and if not lived up to you are not talked to or you're considered nothing. According to Matthew 7:1-2 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged, for in the same way you judge others, you will be judge, and with the measures you use, it will be measured to you." Not to long ago a friend invited me to church, and everything I interpreted got me thinking how can we save this world if we keep picking and choosing who we talk to? According to Beverly, youth pastor at the First Church of the Nazarene, "we should help everyone in their walk with Christ, but only the ones we can trust." So, who is everyone? People who dress, look or talk with class, people with families, people who fit into today's society, yet who are we to pick whom we spread the word to just by what we see or hear.Most people do not understand why others are, the way they are and because of what they see or hear they're scared, truth is their just as scared and lost, why persecute someone by the way he or she lives, when we are capable of living the same. In Matthew 5:43-44 says: "You have heard that it was said, you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and bless those who curse you. Do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you." There are over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, and movements, which have help, spread the word of Christ to at least a few billion people. Do all of them believe the stuff they hear? No, and on the other side of the world you are sometimes killed for believing in god. As you can see, the world in its entirety can not be saved, no matter what. If we try to focus on a small portion of the world still, you and are aren't going to know everyone, and not everyone is willing to talk to gang bangers or ex-convicted, no ones going to go out into the streets and bring strangers in and try to speak the word. For the world as we know it has shown us what can happen if we do. Yet according to Matthew 7:4-5 "or how can you say to your brother, Let me remove the speck from your eye, and look, a plank is in your own eye. Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." Most of us have heard this before, in church. Sitting their listening to the pastor preach about saving others a doing our jobs as followers in Christ. Yet they go on to say stay away from temptation. Translation stay away from those with an infamous reputation,...

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