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Jesus on respect

Lots of talk about respect today...

Did Jesus respect those who respected him? Or did he respect everyone?

Are we called to respect everyone or just those who respect us?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Aug. 23, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (21)
  • I cannot believe that one of the older moms on cafemom had the nerve to say that bold face lie I just read.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:58 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • Jesus respected and loved everyone. He showed no partiality, and was a respecter of all. He loved and cared about the ones who persecuted Him,and asked for forgiveness on their behalf, unworthy though they were. If He didn't love and respect us, He never would have come, lived, loved, healed, and taught,and then died the most horrendous death in the history of mankind to do for us what we are unable to do for ourselves. Save us.
    stvmen88

    Answer by stvmen88 at 3:43 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • Jesus loves everyone, HOWEVER as to respect, those who earn it get it. He was not respectful to the Pharisees, Sadducees, or the other oppressors of the Believers in God. Love and respect are two entirely different things. God respects those who respect and honor Him. We can see that by reading the Scriptures. Love is on the table for everyone - respect  and salvation are given with acceptance and acknowledgment of Jesus and who He is. One cannot have respect or salvation without loving God enough to serve Him only.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:53 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • Yes, He did oppose them,but He was NEVER disrespectful.
    stvmen88

    Answer by stvmen88 at 3:56 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • amen stvmen88 you said it great answer i agree
    hinson7169

    Answer by hinson7169 at 4:18 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • stmen88 answered it perfectly, IMO

    =D
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:27 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • Anon 53, Great answer!

    To those who think otherwise.....
    Obviously the Pharisees and Sadducees were offended by Jesus most of the time! Do you think that by people here getting offended by some Christians here, that their offense means I doing something wrong?! Let's post passages if you don't want to see.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:32 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • anon:54 could you give me an example where he did not respect a person?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:35 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • there's a difference between someone being offended by something they don't want to hear and someone being outright rude and disrespectful, though.

    Its all about intention, and what's in your heart. If you intend to be rude, its wrong, if it doesn't come from the pure love of your heart, its wrong. That's the difference.

    Using the excuse that people just don't want to hear it doesn't give anyone the right to be knowingly rude - we are supposed to take care not to be intentionally offensive, especially since we know that people aren't going to listen to us if we offend them, which defeats the entire purpose of saying something in the first place...
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:37 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • (I mean saying something we know will offend someone, saying something they won't listen to anyway, defeats the purpose of saying anything)
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:38 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

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