Say, "O People of the Scripture, why do you disbelieve in the verses of Allah while Allah is Witness over what you do?"
Say, "O People of the Scripture, why do you avert from the way of Allah those who believe, seeking to make it [seem] deviant, while you are witnesses [to the truth]? And Allah is not unaware of what you do."
[Qur’aan 3: Verses 98 and 99]
Allaah has denounced the People of the Book for two things in the above Verses:
He denounced them for their disbelief
He denounced them for pushing others into disbelief
Then, when He addressed the believers, He ordered them to have Taqwaa and Imaan.
O you who have believed, fear Allah as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims [in submission to Him].
Then, He ordered them to work to helping others towards Imaan and obedience (of Allaah).
And let there be [arising] from you a nation inviting to [all that is] good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be the successful.
And this is a beautiful sequence which conforms to the intellect.