We live under the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 8:8-12). Under this covenant, God’s laws are inscribed on our hearts (Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10). This is true for every human being – not just Jews or Christians, for Paul wrote in Romans 2:14-16 that in our day (i.e. the days of the kingdom of God) even the Gentiles would demonstrate that God’s law was within their hearts.
For this reason, we do not need to exhort anyone to “know the Lord” for all know Him (Hebrews 8:11). You can, however, exhort them to return to the Lord when they have wandered, for he who thus turns a sinner from the error of his way saves his soul from death and covers a multitude of sins (James 5:19-20).
All are children of God and we are not to be judges of one another (James 4:11). However, if you see your brother sin, love requires you to admonish him gently, looking to yourself lest you, too, be tempted (Galatians 6:1; Leviticus 19:17; Matthew 18:15).
Jesus Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, of the living and the dead, of the Jew and the Gentile, of the Christian and the non-Christian. He is Lord of all.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.