Precisely how was Israel commanded to show hospitality to the sojourner in their midst?
There’s a long history of pagans coining pejoratives to describe the followers of Jesus. Every now and then, they coin one we can work with. Those are the ones that end up sticking… Christian… Puritan… Christian Nationalist.
Justification fuels sanctification, and sanctification assures justification. This is intended by God to be a beautiful cycle, but for the Christian living with unconfessed sin, it becomes a viscous cycle. Confess your sin and break free.
“Nations that forget God will be turned into hell.” -Matthew Henry
“The women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.”1 Corinthians 14:34-35 ESV
God is exceedingly gracious in the order in which he arranges the battles of our lives. Too often we convince ourselves that we must fight our biggest giants first, when God would have us fight them last. Perhaps, the clearest example of this is the Christians’ final battle with his own death.