WARNING: This is going to make fundamentalist, self-righteous, judgmental Christians mad!
“YOUR TREATMENT OF LOST SOULS MAKES ME SICK!”
I’ve got to get something off my chest and it shouldn’t take too long. I am tired of seeing Christians trashing on non-saved people.
“Eye for an eye, I hope that murderer burns in hell”
– Hate in your heart, you are a murderer.
“They have a ‘Gay’ lobby, so they have it coming. It’s a political and behavior thing.” – “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. They are no worse than me or you.
“God hates sin, so we hate them. “
– God sent Jesus to stand in for us and he covered their sin and ours.
“He should just strike ’em dead.”
– If it’s for sin, then we all die.
They went in there and killed their baby, “BURN IN HELL!!!” – Cast those stones? Remove your own sin first. Christ is big enough to change hearts and minds. Why not preach Christ instead of condemnation? A sin is a sin. It’s only in your mind that it is worse than others. God’s ways aren’t our ways.
Condemning Christians follow the above charges with: But come to our church because we and God love you. Come to my church because we love you in Christ. You can change and be like us.
Condemning Christian theory: I’m gonna punch you in the face for Jesus, and then you’ll love God and want come to church.
Why would they want to come to church with you? Because they are no good filthy abortionist, homosexual, adulterer, murderer, etc… that are going to burn in hell? It’s amazing that the gossips, back biters, and gluttons get left out of judgment. Apparently God has a graded system as far as sins go. (sarcasm intended) There are NO sins greater than the others.
But wait it gets better. I love when they put on that “Christian grin”. You know that “beamer” smile. The big white toothed goofy grin. Sound and look familiar? Then they talk about how compassionate they are and why they have to act the way they do to fight for the faith. Christ said be able to give answers not cut people down.
What do Christians expect is going to happen? We are to be in the world, but not of it. Do they really think this is going to work with people? This really sounds like we love sinners doesn’t it? If I were in these groups I’d run the hell away too! As fast as possible. I’d never step foot in your church again.
Let me lay it all out for you right now. THIS DOESN’T WORK. Or maybe it does for you. Maybe you want these people, that have trash talked you and your beliefs, to go to hell.
The true response:
Newsflash: You are not stormtroopers for Jesus Christ. Christ told Peter to put your sword away. You are to shake the dirt off your sandals and walk away from those that don’t believe, not PUNCH THEM IN THE THROAT and BRAG ABOUT HOW YOU GAVE IT TO THEM. You better be thanking Jesus that he will send someone that can turn them around with some understanding and compassion, because of the hatchet job you did. You just soured them on all Christians. It’s foolish to think you are doing your Christian duty!!! Your job is not condemning and judging. We are to be Christ’s body and preach a message of forgiveness to a dying world. Preach the message, let the power of Christ be shown in your life and see what happens. If they disagree then you walk off. Don’t let your ego get in the way of what God wants.
Your parable for the day!
Let’s look at a story that everyone knows, the woman caught in adultery. What does Jesus do here? He is compassionate. Jesus doesn’t confront her in the crowd and call her a no good filthy whore. He doesn’t say, “You are going to burn in hell for your behavior.” What does he say? Let’s just see the whole account shall we.
“ 7 But when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8 And again he stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground. 9 And they, when they heard it, went out one by one, beginning from the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the midst. 10 And Jesus lifted up himself, and said unto her, Woman, where are they? did no man condemn thee? 11 And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said, Neither do I condemn thee: go thy way; from henceforth sin no more.” ~ John 8:7 -11
What will most Christians pick out of this story?
“It says sin no more!!!”
“See you gotta quit the sin! You gotta walk worthy, no more sin.”
Well, then we all are going to fail and go to HELL, because there ain’t nobody that “walks worthy.” The thoughts as bad as the deed, so suck it up people. You will never be perfect, you are not perfect . This is what caused Paul to ask, who will save us from this body of this death? He knew even he couldn’t live up to the standard of perfection required. Paul would know; he was a Pharisee of the Pharisees, after all.
We are the woman in this story.
But let’s see what Jesus’ comeback was.
15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. 16 Yea and if I judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. 17 Yea and in your law it is written, that the witness of two men is true. 18 I am he that beareth witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. 19 They said therefore unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me, nor my Father: if ye knew me, ye would know my Father also.” ~ John 8:15-19
Jesus says look, I’m not judging by man’s laws, I’m not judging any man right now. BUT if I did, only my judgment is true. You see people, Jesus Christ came into this world to save it and reach out to the lost. He knows how bad hell is and how it is to be separated from the father. That is something that you have never felt, no matter how much you are hurt that people make fun of your faith and hurt people. It will be unimaginable and terrible in ways you can’t fathom.
The Bible clearly says, For God so loved the world, that even though we were yet sinners Christ died for us. He died for every single evil person and for all of their evil acts, even for the doctor in the news that killed those babies. Christ didn’t just die for the Church people and people who think they are perfect.
You aren’t without sin and can’t throw stones. SORRY! YOU ARE NOT GOD!!!
SO please focus on this and quit attacking the unsaved. Meditate on that verse for awhile. You were lost but now are found, blind but now you see. Pass that gift on. Have some conversations with people and not fiery messages of condemnation.
Sinners like you and me we won’t/ aren’t changed overnight. We are works in progress. It’s a continual process that takes time and won’t end until we are dead. It will “take” quicker in some and slower in others. Remember, God will take care of them. It’s not your job.
Grace & Peace,
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