God is present in all of his creation and present in all our knowing and our knowledge. Our communion with God affects our interpretation of the Bible.
Christians being slaves to sin, are not use to exercising self-control in such a way that they could respect others. God accepts us where we are and teaches us about doing the right thing as He heals us from the effects of sin. In the early stages of our spiritual journey, we are happy to be slaves of the living God, sometimes as slaves we start concentrating too much on the do’s and don’ts and lose sight of God Himself.
I feel God doesn’t want us to continue being slaves? As we go deeper into our selves, we are invited to be God’s friends, once we know the Father.
John 15:15 (King James Version)
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
God wants us to be so settled into the truth that we cannot be moved.
We must be able to think through all situations as if we had the mind of Christ in us, if we want to stop being a sinner and a slave.
1 Corinthians 2:16 (King James Version)
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.
Differences of opinion are among the followers of Christ. We have no right to blame others, Christian or non-Christian as God is present in all creation as stated above. We have no right to despise our brothers and sisters as ignorant and superstitious. We can learn from everyone as God is present in them. The scrupulous Christians find fault with others as they usurp the place of God. They take upon themselves to judge the thoughts and intentions of others, which are out of our their view. They can’t see behind another person’s eyes. Christians often despise and condemn each other and non-Christians about doubtful matters that do not pertain to themselves. They have become slaves to words and not the Spirit of God. I don’t feel we want to clone Christians, let everyman think and enjoy the thoughts that are present in God’s pure consciousness according to the plans Our Lord has for that individual.
King James Version (KJV)
One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.