If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. James 2:8-9
Sometimes in a church, cliques or other groups form. People get treated one way if they are part of one family or group and others outside of that family or group get treated another way. That is being a respecter of persons. It is sinful and needs to be rooted out. The church is a family unit. We are members one of another. We should not show partiality to one group over another. We are to love all. The world will know we are disciples by our love for one another. When you mistreat a person because that person is not a member of the right family or group, you are not showing you are disciple of Christ.
Do you show respect of persons? Do you treat members of one family or group better than you treat others? It is time to stop sinning. Love thy neighbour as thyself.