It also discusses how these scriptures relate to the concept of discrimination in the life of a Christian.
To begin with, Jesus in his teaching talks about the separation of all people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. The sheep represent the righteous who Christ will put in his right hand and bestow his kingdom because they will have fed the hungry, quenched the thirst of the thirsty, invited strangers in, clothed the naked, looked the sick and visited those in prison. Christ says that they will have done all these to him. The goats on the other hand represent the sinners who Christ will put in his left hand and cast into eternal fire/punishment for having failed to do the above to their neighbors and therefore to Christ (The Holy Bible, New International Version, Matt. 25.31-46).
Mathew 19:19 encourages Christians to honor their parents as well as loving their neighbor as themselves. In Luke10:25-37, Jesus gives the parable of the Good Samaritan where he emphasizes on loving one’s neighbor as oneself as well as caring for/helping those in need. Isaiah 61:1-3, indicates that Christ came for the poor, the broken-hearted, the captives, the prisoners, the mourners and for those who grieve in Zion to provide and bring salvation to them. James 5:1-5 condemns the self-indulging rich and declares misery for them and destruction of their wealth for hoarding wealth and failing to pay those who mowed their fields and their harvesters their wages (The Holy Bible).
The above scriptures are a clear indication that the responsibility of Christians towards their neighbors is that of love for one another. They should perform good deeds towards them taking care of them, especially those in need. This is a command from God and failure to adhere to it leads to eternal damnation.
Discrimination is treating a person less