Originally Posted by Soulheart3
We are not talking about the new Jerusalem, we are talking about this earth that we live in now,
Well, your exclusion of those attending the "wedding of the lamb" from those not in Christ took me to Revelation, which is the only book where it is mentioned, and where the Bride of the Lamb is the New Jerusalem. I failed to realize you were speaking of the Church on earth.
so you think everyone but those currrently in the body of Christ right now, deserve no compassion from God or us?
No, not at all.
But not all God's people have yet come in right now, so we are to preach the gospel to all men, calling them to believe in Jesus' atoning work for their sin and to become his obedient disciples. However, until
they come to faith, they are God's enemies (Ro 11:28, 5:10, 8:7;
Col 1:21), who are being offered
reconciliation to God through faith in Jesus Christ
. If they die without accepting God's offer of reconciliation, they remain God's enemies in eternal damnation (Jn 3:18, 36).
So, yes, we are to show compassion to all. However, the most important compassion we can show to anyone is urging them to accept God's pardon of their sin, through faith in Jesus Christ.
But the Biblical fact remains, all those outside Jesus Christ are not God's people, and that includes unbelieving Jews, until
, like all other unbelievers, they come to faith in Jesus Christ.