Closest related principles - Core Interrelations taken from interrelations below.
A believer's death may spawn the birth of other believers. Those who love having their sinful (harmful) nature and the ways of this world as part of their life, and set their hearts on pursuing worldly things, will die forever, while those who hate all this and serve the Lord instead, even though they may be persecuted to death, will find eternal life. To serve Jesus you must follow Jesus' path, and you will be honored by God the Father. Jesus draws us into eternal life in heaven. Those who do not keep Jesus' teachings (one is to believe in Him) do not know where their life is taking them. They do not produce the fruit of applying the principles of God, and will be condemned in the end. (principles from JH12:20-50)
More people are needed to tell about Jesus, people who will freely give the blessings of Christ. God will maintain the needs of these workers. God will punish those who do not welcome or listen to you. You will be out among some devouring, cunning unbelievers, so be shrewd and innocent. Many people will hate you because of Jesus and call you evil, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. God will give you words to say to them. Then flee the scene. Disclose to people the reality of Christ that you know. Do not be afraid of those that kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Whoever acknowledges Jesus before people, Jesus will acknowledge him before God the Father. Whoever disowns Jesus before people, Jesus will disown him before God the Father. The gospel brings many conflicts between people; you must love Jesus the most and endure persecution, though this is difficult, to be worthy of relationship with Jesus. If you die for Jesus, you will find life. If you stay alive by disowning Jesus, you'll loose life. Whoever receives you because of your relationship with Jesus will receive a reward as though he had that kind of relationship with Jesus. (principles from MT9:35-10:42)
God will enable you to believe in spite of the persecution you will endure on your journey. Satan tries to disrupt your walk with God, and some unbelievers bring persecution and death to believers. In the end we will all be rewarded by Christ according to our works, and nothing can change his decision. (principles from MT16:13-28) Applying the principles in view of the world will cost you your old lifestyle and possibly your body, but you have to do it. (principles from MK8:31-38) Better to deny yourself daily, unashamedly tell the gospel, and be persecuted than to gain the whole world and be eternally condemned. (principles from LK9:18-27)
Give up having your closest relationships with family outside Christ, and be willing to suffer abuse and even death for Him, though this difficult, or you can't be His disciple. (principles from LK14:25-35)
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