"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
This page editorial help: Sister Lynn near Atlanta, GA
God is no respecter of persons. He loves the world, Jew, Gentile, Christian, Non-Christian, you and me, all are his creation, and has no favorites. But, if we obey his commandments, he will manifest himself to us and abode with us. We will receive grace, spirit, and power as much as we strive and need. Accordingly, we will be his child, servant, son, or bride.
God created everything that is in existence and so he is the God of all people. He is not the God of Christians only and he is not partial towards anybody. But, preachers preach all the time that God loves them as special persons for no reason. They preach that God has a crush on them and God loves them so much that he died for them, and is willing to do anything more, if only they allow God to do it. They preach a lot of nonsense to fool these people and people believe this absurdity as truth. But God tells repeatedly that God loved the whole world equally, and Jesus Christ died for the whole world equally to everybody. There is no special person anywhere. But, if anybody responds to his love and shows his LOVE in OBEYING God, then God accepts this person and acknowledges his love.Jesus Christ says in John 14:21: "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him." Such people are the only special people to God. God will help them, by giving grace, power, etc, and that is it. But all the rest of the people are bluffing, thinking that they are special, as if, they got the grace of God and so on, for nothing. They respect and reward preachers and listen to their pleasure massage preaching, to deceive themselves.
God judges with righteous judgment, without respect of persons. Leviticus 19:15 says: "Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour." Further God judges every man according to his work, but not according to whether he is a Christian or not. 1 Peter 1:17 says "And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:" Here again, the apostle Peter proclaims that God is not a respecter of persons, that is, God is not partial towards anybody. Acts 10 says: "34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him." Please look at these Scriptures. Deuteronomy 10:17 says: "For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, …" Matthew 22:16 says: "... Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men." Romans 2:11 says: "For there is no respect of persons with God. 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law" Galatians 2:6 says: "... God accepteth no man's person..." Ephesians 6:9 says: "… knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him." Colossians 3 says: "11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. … 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons." Many more Scriptures say that those who obey God are his people.
It is according to what we have done. Whoever gives their life for the cause of Jesus Christ, will be the bride of Christ and will receive the highest level in heaven. Whoever lives a holy life to become perfect, will be the sons of God and they will live with God in the New Heaven. Repentant backsliders, whoever turns from sin as the prodigal son to be true servants of God, will serve God as priests and rulers in the temple of God in the New Earth, which is Paradise. Whoever is born again (born of the spirit), if he/she has not grown further, but has not quenched the spirit, he/she is still the child of God. The children of God will live in the New Earth. If we are not born of the spirit we will have nothing to do with any level of heaven, and we will be in hell and then in the lake of fire. But, it is very possible that you can attain heaven. Please, if you would like details they are in this link: "Levels of heaven."
For more details, let me give a link: "We all are Same". Thank you.
God Bless You