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The Rule of God Through Love

“Participants in the kingdom of the world trust the power of the sword to control behavior; participants of the kingdom of God trust the power of self-sacrificial love to transform hearts.
The kingdom of the world is concerned with preserving law and order by force; the kingdom of God is concerned with establishing the rule of God through love.
The kingdom of the world is characterized by judgment; the kingdom of God is characterized by outrageous, even scandalous, grace.”

Greg Boyd

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Bless those…Romans 12:14

Romans 12:14

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

 

Bless [show kindness, desire good, go beyond mere nonretaliation]…

…those who persecute you [those who treat you badly, insult your faith and values, make it difficult or dangerous to follow Christ…just to name a few]…

…bless and do not curse [in person, on social media, behind backs…you know, everywhere]