Rom 14:1 Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong.
Acceptance is the very first step to win a person to Christ. Acceptance is the very first step to disciple a person for Christ.
Christ had not called us to win just our friends, people we like, people with whom we agree with and people who like us. I think there’s no growth if we hang around only our favorite people, only family members or only Christian circle. We should be dare to get around anyone – whether the person is drunk, filth, fowl language, in-appropriately dressed… that’s how Jesus walked our towns!
Acceptance is the sign of maturity. Why we set a standard for one to be good or deserving – when Jesus said He is the end of the law! You got it free, you got to give it free. You were forgiven, you must forgive. You were accepted, you should accept others.
Acceptance comes from understanding. Understanding comes from faith. I learned God gives conviction in different levels – that depends on the faith you have.
What applies for you today, need not apply for another today – this is God’s work in progress on each individuals.
Therefore there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus! (Rom 8:1 – God said it)