To take a stand on a belief leads to being classed into a group that is in the same thinking/mind. Christians are a group (of millions) and are ALL in an agreement that Jesus Christ is Lord. Jesus Christ is the begotten son of God of over 2k years ago. Born of a virgin Mother Mary (Luke 1:31) who led a sinless life to the point of the cross, died and resurrected after 3 days to take the worlds sins away (!
People that profess this... leads to them being labeled 'Christians'! EVERYONE, that are 'Christians' are, therefore; part of the church/body of Christ .... "All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation..." (2 Corinthians 5:18). This leads to the 12 disciples being the 12 foundations of the church of Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 21:14) and the description of the Lords church continues in that same chapter Revelation 21.
However, how do we allied ourselves with someone that once lived of the world and did worldly things and are perverted, stealing, sexually immoral, shocking, selfish, sinful, and maybe even murder, etc.? (Galatians 5:19-21).
Apostol Paul teaches that once a sinner turns from their sinful ways they than start a process of sanctification with God, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" (2 Corinthians 5:17). So for that one person starts their own journey to be made holy (Hebrews 10:10). Like its written, Jesus replied “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them." (John 14:23)....
Any person that has much sin that is shocking and perverted selfish etc. should never be ashamed of bring it to the light, admitting the wrong and try their best with Lord Jesus Christ in them to live more righteously. For it is written, "On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17).
The Lord Jesus Christ teaches that he is also our foundation (Matthew 7:24-25). Any person can let go of the past and start that process to overcome with the Lord Jesus Christ within them... moving forward (Philippians 3:12).
"For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:4-5). In the perspective of 'Christ' Lord Jesus Christ church/ ministry who is to say who is the eyes or the heart of Lord Jesus Christ body? Or sits at his right or left? That is not for any to decide but God himself like it is written, "But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared." (Mark 10:40).
In general people need to stop putting regulations to determine if someone can be a Christian or not! The holy scripture says it's for all who believe (John 3:16)! I strongly encourage, especially those living sexually immoral, to admit the wrong/sin, repent and start the process to own their own heads with Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you." (Matthew 21:31). It's the Lord Jesus Christ kingdom (Luke 22:28-30) and we are all his inheritance! Yet through the gospel we inherit our own salvation for eternal life (1 John 2:25).
"Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. " (1 Corinthians 15: 24-26).
Start the NEW year each in our own NEW holy self's and move forward to the call of God in each of our lives!
Lets all progress ourselves in the knowledge of the Holy God Almighty and try to apply him in all our living by just believing on the Lord Jesus Christ and therefore do and restore the kingdom of God within you! ALWAYS REMEMBER...For All the promises, no matter how many they are...Is a YES and an Amen thru Lord Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 1:20)! Thank you Lord Jesus Christ - Amen!
Personal Note to my readers:
I personally just constantly declare that everyone is at home in their own body with God the father and Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:23) and that everyone possesses their own inheritance/salvation thru sanctification (1 Thessalonians 4:4 KJV). We all get sanctified by the TRUTH..." Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.... For them I [Lord Jesus Christ] sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified." (John 17:17 & 19).