The difference between God’s people and Satan’s people
Good belongs to God and evil belongs to the devil. Jesus said that the very words he spoke would condemn people (Jn 12:48). He also said the scriptures (Bible) cannot be broken (Jn 10:35). The words of Jesus in the New Testament judge the truth from the lies.
Some of the words of Jesus in the New Testament
10Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 11Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things about you falsely on account of me. 12Rejoice and be glad because your reward is great in heaven, for they persecuted the prophets before you in the same way. (Mt 5:10-12)
1Do not judge so that you will not be judged. 2For by the standard you judge you will be judged, and the measure you use will be the measure you receive. 3Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to see the beam of wood in your own? 4Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye,’ while there is a beam in your own? 5You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. (Mt 7:1-5)
But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you. (Mt 5:44)
18If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me first. 19If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you. (Jn 15:18-19)
11Give us today our daily bread, 12forgive us our debts, as we ourselves have forgiven our debtors. (Mt 6:11-12)
But if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive you your sins. (Mt 6:15)
Those who believe Jesus will keep his commands. Those who belong to the devil will neither believe the word of Jesus nor will they keep it. They condemn, persecute, and assume the worst about people by making up lies about them. They slander and curse people to expel them from society. Their fruits (i.e. their actions) reveal their allegiance. Jesus bore the cross for sinners. He befriended, ate, and drank with sinners and tax collectors (Mt 9:11-13, 11:19). Are we holier than God and Jesus? We must forgive and love others just as Jesus did. We must also love Christianity. We must learn the truth.
12And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne. Then books were opened, and another book was opened – the book of life. So the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to their deeds. 13The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each one was judged according to his deeds. (Rev 20:12-13)
34Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say anything good, since you are evil? For the mouth speaks from what fills the heart. 35The good person brings good things out of his good treasury, and the evil person brings evil things out of his evil treasury. 36I tell you that on the day of judgment, people will give an account for every worthless word they speak. 37For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. (Mt 12:34-37)
5They say, “Keep to yourself! Don’t get near me, for I am holier than you!” These people are like smoke in my nostrils, like a fire that keeps burning all day long. 6Look, I have decreed: I will not keep silent, but will pay them back; I will pay them back exactly what they deserve. (Isa 65:5-6)
I answered, “Who would listen if I spoke to them and warned them? Their ears are so closed that they cannot hear! Indeed, what the Lord says is offensive to them. They do not like it at all.” (Jer 6:10)
How can we tell who belongs to God and who belongs to the world
5They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world’s perspective and the world listens to them. 6We are from God; the person who knows God listens to us, but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit. (1Jn 4:5-6)
31The one who comes from above is superior to all. The one who is from the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is superior to all. 32He testifies about what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33The one who has accepted his testimony has confirmed clearly that God is truthful. 34For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for he does not give the Spirit sparingly. (Jn 3:31-34)
Just as Jesus shed his blood out of his love for sinners. We must love one another and forgive one another to lead people to salvation. This is how God teaches us to attain salvation.