Oct 24, 2021
October 24, 2021
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Welcome anyone who is weak in faith, but don’t argue about disputed matters.
One person believes he may eat anything, while one who is weak eats only vegetables.
One who eats must not look down on one who does not eat, and one who does not eat must not judge one who does, because God has accepted him.
Who are you to judge another’s household servant? Before his own Lord he stands or falls. And he will stand, because the Lord is able to make him stand.
One person judges one day to be more important than another day. Someone else judges every day to be the same. Let each one be fully convinced in his own mind.
Whoever observes the day, observes it for the honor of the Lord. Whoever eats, eats for the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; and whoever does not eat, it is for the Lord that he does not eat it, and he gives thanks to God. For none of us lives for himself, and no one dies for himself. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
Christ died and returned to life for this: that he might be Lord over both the dead and the living. But you, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or you, why do you despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. For it is written, As I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will give praise to God. So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You pay a tenth of mint, dill, and cumin, and yet you have neglected the more important matters of the law — justice, mercy, and faithfulness…
Racism is a belief, attitude, or action of the inherent superiority of one race towards other races or ethnic groups that produces prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism. Like any other sin, racism can be obvious or subtle; it can be present in human hearts, and also within the systems, institutions, and cultures of society. Since humanity is made in the image of God and bears His glory, we are to love, care for, and interact with everyone with dignity, worth, and value. Racism is sinful because it fails to act in that manner, denying or minimizing the way all people reflect God’s image. Because Jesus is this fallen world’s only and ultimate hope of reconciliation, we must proclaim the liberating power of the Gospel if there is any hope of reconciliation with our brothers and sisters. As redeemed people, we are ministers of reconciliation, strangers and exiles who lay down our lives for others, speak up for the voiceless, do good works for the sake of our neighbor, and pursue justice in the name of Jesus. Therefore, at Riverview, we believe the church is called to participate in this redemptive work by calling out the sin of racism, proclaiming the liberating power of the Gospel, embracing diversity, and loving each person regardless of their ethnicity.
Christ died and returned to life for this: that he might be Lord over both the dead and the living.
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