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Refusing to respond to God, according to God's way

Closest related principles - Core Interrelations taken from interrelations below.

Refusing God's invitation keeps you from believing.
    The blessings of heaven come from following the Teacher; He said to love the Lord and your neighbor. (principles from

Have mercy on people around you who are poor and in unfortunate circumstances. Don't make excuses in order to refuse God's invitation to you, or you will find yourself apart from God's goodness. (principles from LK14:3-24)

Our Teacher said serving is the greatest, he who humbles himself. Woe to the hypocrite! (prideful one) Rather have mercy on your neighbor. Having faith in God you can overcome your harmful desires through actions such as these. Otherwise you will be deceived by your unbelieving heart, as evidenced by what your life visibly produces. Refusal brings judgement into eternal fire because it shows a prideful will to not believe God's Word about Jesus, and not put yourself at His command to love your neighbor. (principles from MT23:1-39)

Unbelievers you grew up with may reject your new life in Christ. You can do amazing things to help people when you believe.
If you refuse the Teacher you will not overcome the harm from within.
           Your insensitivity will cause God to disconnect from you and then you will be overcome by your harmful desires. (principles from
principles from MT13:53-15:20)

God the Father and Jesus his Son continue working. They are together and show the principles by what they do. Jesus gives life to whom he is pleased to give it, and He has been given authority to judge whether we believe His word and do good (whether we really love the Lord more than our selfish ways), because as a man he knows us. Those who do these things have eternal life, those who don't will be condemned. Jesus seeks to please God the Father, and judges
according to His principles. Jesus' work shows He came from the Father. Believing in Jesus brings God and his word into you, so don't refuse him and side with others. Refusing to put effort into following his teachings keeps people from believing. Believe and live! (principles from JH5:16-5:47)

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