Summary The Bible is very clear on what a brethren is and what a brethren is not. A brethren is a Christian that has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. A brethren is no more special than anyone else. Yes, a Christian brethren should treat another brethren with brotherly kindness, but brethren should also treat all people with brotherly kindness. Being a brethren is not being part of an exclusive club. Being a brethren is part of being an inclusive club where brethren do everything possible to have everyone become a brethren. Below is more commentary and Bible scriptures on what is a brethren.
Christian Definition of Brethren.
The Bible tells us that brethren are people that have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Brethren are people that voluntarily do the will of God because of their love of God and following the teachings of Jesus Christ. Mathew 12:50 advises us on the definition of brethren.
Matthew 12:50, “For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.”
Everyone Can Be a Brethren.
God desires everyone to be a brethren, a Christian brethren. Being a brethren is not being part of an exclusive club. A brethren is no better than anyone else. The only difference with a brethren is that he or she has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Matthew 23:8 advises us on God’s desire for everyone to be a brethren.
Matthew 23:8, “But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.”
Christian Brethren Treat All With Brotherly Kindness.
The Bible teaches Christians to treat everyone like a brethren with brotherly kindness. This is because anyone can become a Christian. Christians are not here to judge the world, but to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Matthew 25:40 advises us on brethren treating all with brotherly kindness.
Matthew 25:40, “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
Christian Brethren Have the Testimony of Jesus.
Christian brethren all have the purpose of serving God and spreading the testimony of Jesus Christ. No brethren is better than another. No brethren or preacher should be worshiped or glorified as they then become a distraction to lifting up the name of Jesus Christ. Revelation 19:10 advises us on brethren having the testimony of Jesus Christ
Revelation 19:10, “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”