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For all things are yours. 1 Co. 3:21
regardless of gender ...
So God created man in his own image, in image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Ge. 1:27 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in day when they were created. Ge. 5:2
(The term 'woman' has many symbolic meanings. Paul said it was a great mystery, but he was referring to Christ and church; for which, theologians agree.)
There is neither male nor female. Ga. 3:28
(When term 'woman' is used in scripture, it is not with intent to limit one's service but to understand one's calling within a given role.)
Give her of fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in gates. Pr. 31:31
regardless of your name, your family's name, or what family you were born into ...
You are Israelites; to whom pertaineth adoption, and glory, and covenants, and giving of law, and service of God, and promises. Ro. 9:4
regardless of race ...
There is neither Jew nor Greek. Ga. 3:28
But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of heart, in spirit, and not in letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. Ro. 2:29
without regard to where you live ...
In every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. Ac. 10:34-35
without regard to one's past ...
It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things. Ro. 15:27
without regard to social standing, prominence, or position of leadership ...
There is neither bond nor free. Ga. 3:28
without regard to doctrine ...
For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. Ga. 5:6
without regard to religion ...
Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. Ro. 14:4
And, ye masters, do same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him. Ep.. 6:9
without regard to what you believe ...
God that made world and all things therein ... giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all face of earth, and hath determined times before appointed, and bounds of their habitation ... as we are offspring of God. And times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in which he will judge world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from dead. Ac. 17:24-31
without respecter of persons.
Mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. Is. 56:7
The word which God sent unto children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all). Ac. 10:34-36
And scripture, foreseeing that God would justify heathen through faith, preached before gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. Ga. 3:8
Ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Ga. 3:28
For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. Ro. 11:32
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto knowledge of truth. 1 Ti. 2:4
The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth name of Christ depart from iniquity. 2 Ti. 2:19
To believe otherwise, there is no Christ in such doctrine.
Ye are bought with a price; be not ye servants of men. 1 Co. 7:23
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down middle wall of partition between us. Ep. 2:14
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see Lord. He. 12:14
© 2005 by Joyce C. Lock http://our.homewithgod.com/heavenlyinspirations/ This KJV verse selection may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact, for non-profit ministering purposes.
Joyce C. Lock is a published author, poet, and columnist. In addition, she founded and maintains the e-mail ministries "Heavenly Inspirations" http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeavenlyInspirations/ and "Share a Smile" http://groups.yahoo.com/group/smilesharing/. Joyce's writings encourage us in our relationship with God and each other.