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    RESPECTER OF PERSONS

    Respecter of Persons

    There is something that I continue to see in many churches today. Respector of persons. A community leader visits and is given the best seat and preferential treatment. The same is done for a respected business leader or even the leaders of other churches. This special treatment for those who are viewed as respected leaders in their communities continues in the church while those who are the poor are relegated to the common seats.

    Does the Word of God have anything to say about this? The easy answer is YES He does…
    James 2:1-9
    My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?
    If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
    Seeing as how this is not an acceptable practice but is considered SIN, why do we continue to allow it?

    Jerry Sundberg

    Soon after I received the Lord in 1976, I started receiving prophetic visions and warnings about the future of the church and the United States. I share my visions on my Hidden Manna websites and offer free of charge my two ebooks entitled “Hidden Manna” and “Hidden Manna 2”.

    Website: Hidden Manna

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