Friday, June 26, 2015

The Hateful Christian

I am going to be completely honest right now. I am SO TIRED of being portrayed as the Christian who hates everyone, thinks I'm perfect and is judging the world. 

Jesus tells us to love others. He has given us guidelines to live by and as Christians we are expected to live within those guidelines. We are also expected to approach others about their sins with LOVE to save them from an eternity in hell. 2 Timothy 2:24-25 tells us:

The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged. With gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth. And they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.

No lost soul is going to listen to you if you talk down to them. We are to approach the lost with LOVE. Not judgement, condemnation, or hatred. With LOVE. Talk to them, help them, lead them. I DON'T HATE ANYONE. As for judgement, yes I judge. Knowing the difference between right and wrong is judgement. Am I judging people and one by one, telling them who is going to heaven and who is going to hell? ABSOLUTELY NOT. But it is completely necessary for us to judge the right from wrong so that we know what to do and what not to do. So that we know evil from good. So that we can lead the lost. 

The most important thing is this: God loves you SO much. He created you. He took the time to create every detail in your appearance, personality and your soul. He knows the struggles that you deal with and He knows the doubts that you have. And all He wants more than anything is for you to lean into Him and experience freedom in Christ. If you don't have a relationship with Jesus Christ, you need to start one now. Speak to Him. Read about Him in the Bible. If you don't have a Bible, there are tons of free resources online. Don't wait. 

Don't let society tell you that Christianity is evil. Don't let them tell you that God hates you because of your sin. Remember that Christians are trying to help you and lead you in LOVE to repentance. God is love. Accept His unwavering love.

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