Everyone Angry With His Brother Subject To Judgement
Nadir, a Muslim background believer, shows that ideologies command murder, but Jesus commands love.
“How do we explain the change in the life of our brother Nadir? Only love can explain it. Jesus is the true and only God who is able to save. He is the only one who never fears your sincere search, your just doubts, and your bold questions. He alone mystifies the world. He alone mystifies you and me. And He alone is able to change us.
“The religion of love accepts only those who follow voluntarily. Whoever approaches it by commandment will never attain it. We see that in the passage we just read. The law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. The Quran can only reveal law. God is revealed to us through Jesus Christ. Whoever is forced to believe has lost his way, for the God of love does not force us to believe. The God of love delights in nothing save love. He wants to make us like Him. Ideologies command murder. Christ answers, ‘But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.’
“It is love that must characterize our fellowship. Jesus has granted all who accept Him, both good and bad, both Jew and Gentile, to become children of God—the apple of His eye, His joy and delight, from every tribe and people and tongue. It is inclusive, revolutionary, untamed. It has no spot or wrinkle. No divisions, pollution, or bloodshed. It embraces all. It is the true people of God who reflect His love. They liberate others. They bring justice. This is His glorious church, which the whole world awaits.”