LOVE EACH person as you love yourself regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, language, sexual orientation, social status, religious beliefs, cultural beliefs, and political beliefs. It is the love that unites us to God through our Lord Jesus Christ. May God’s peace be to everywhere we and our dear sisters and brothers go. The reign of God is at hand! Do not be afraid. Our sins were already forgiven by Jesus. We were told by Him to go in peace and sin no more.
“If your brother should commit some wrong against you, go and point out his fault, but keep it between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. If he does not listen, summon another, so that every case may stand on the word of two or three witnesses. If he ignores them, refer it to the church. If he ignores even the church, then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector. I assure you, whatever you declare bound on earth shall be held bound in heaven, and whatever you declare loosed on earth shall be held loosed in heaven.
Again I tell you, if two of you join your voices on earth to pray for anything whatever, it shall be granted you by my Father in heaven. Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst.”
Then Peter came up and asked him, “Lord, when my brother wrongs me, how often must I forgive him? Seven times?” “No,” Jesus replied, “not seven times; I say, seventy times seven times. That is why the reign of God may be said to be like a king who decided to settle accounts with his officials. When he began his auditing, one was brought in who owed him a huge amount. As he had no way of paying it, his master ordered him to be sold, along with his wife, his children, and all his property, in payment of the debt. At that the official prostrated himself in homage and said, ‘My lord, be patient with me and I will pay you back in full.’ Moved with pity, the master let the official go and wrote off the debt. But when that same official went out he met a fellow servant who owed him a mere fraction of what he himself owed. He seized him and throttled him. ‘Pay back what you owe,’ he demanded. His fellow servant dropped to his knees and began to plead with him, ‘ Just give me time and I will pay you back in full.’ But he would hear none of it. Instead, he had him put in jail until he paid back what he owed. When his fellow servants saw what had happened they were badly shaken, and went to their master to report the whole incident. His master sent for him and said, ‘You worthless wretch! I canceled your entire debt when you pleaded with me. Should you not have dealt mercifully with your fellow servant, as I dealt with you? Then in anger the master handed him over to the torturers until he paid back all that he owed. My heavenly Father will treat you in exactly the same way unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.”
– Matthew 18:15-35
We’re an organization that encourages everyone to love others including the enemies whatever sin is committed. Only the Most Holy One of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, has the authority to judge the living and the dead on the Day of His return to gather the souls who have done good, to the resurrection of life and the souls who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. As Jesus said, hate the sin but not the sinner. It is the evil in us that we should defeat by defying our very own desires, which are against the great commandment of the Lord Jesus,
” ‘You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, with your whole soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. The second is like it; ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.‘ On these two commandments the whole law is based, and the prophets as well.”
– Matthew 22:37-40