acceptance/rejection of Christ determines which groupClosest related principles - Core Interrelations
He that believeth on [in] him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten [one and only] Son of God. Jh 3:18 (Click gold Scripture references for Principle Interrelations)
He that believeth on [in] the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not [rejects WU] the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth [remains] on him. Jh 3:36
Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner [cornerstone WU]: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation [people WU] bringing forth [that will produce WU] the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder [crush WU]. Mat 21:42-44 He who rejects Christ will fall, be broken into pieces, and crushed, while Christ is elevated to the highest position.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth [from now on], till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. Mat 23:33-39 Jesus longs for people even though they reject Him. He wants them to repent and turn to Him for healing, but some are not willing. How will they escape being condemned when they reject and persecute those God repeatedly sends in His name?
For what is a man advantaged [profited], if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away [lose or forfeit his own self]? Lk 9:22-26
And, behold, a certain lawyer [expert in religious law WU] stood up, and tempted [tested] him [Jesus WU], saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou [it]? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and [love WU] thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. Lk 10:25-28 Obeying the two great commandments leads to life. But who can do this and never sin (do harm)?
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