Matthew 18:5-6 God's View
Mat 18:5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
Joh_12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
My Thoughts and Opinions
It is clear that God is strongly against those who offend. If you gave me two choices and told the that one of them was to have a millstone hung around my neck, then that would be a big hint that it was something very serious. I don't think Jesus Christ was exaggerating here. It must greatly grieve God when people go around in a church slandering others without cause. These verses give me great hope when others have hurt me that God sees, knows and will judge everything.
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|To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. - Jesus Christ speaking to Saul, see Act 26:18, see Salvation through Jesus Christ.|