To those of you who like to call yourselves by the name of Christ, but aren't living like followers of Jesus:
Let me preface this by saying that I am not talking to ppl who believe the Bible and really do their best to live the simple, Godly, Spirit-led, Biblical life that Jesus taught us. I am talking to those who say they are "christians" but do not live what He taught.
Just stop living the lie. Yes, that is what it is called when you say one thing and do another.
Yes, you are lying if you say that you are a Christian, but you support homosexuality.
Yes, you are lying if you say that you are a Christian and then you divorce and remarry. Some of you (who have done that since "becoming a christian") might want to answer this: how do you reconcile your marital choices with Luke 16:18, Matthew 19:9, Jeremiah 3:1 and all the other verses that say you are committing adultery if you have sex with anyone except the first person you marry?
Yes, it is a lie to call yourselve a Christian and then live the good life or the American dream or any lifestyle that puts you above those you have the means to help without compromising your own life (not lifestyle, your life). I ask those of you who own fine things and dine out and live-it-up: how do you reconcile your financial choices with 1 Timothy 6:8?
These are just a few of the conflicts I see between the modern American "church" and Biblical Christianity.
With Love from God through me as His Instrument;
and with great hope that every person on the planet will come to know God personally and love Him with the Love He has made available to each and every one of us to Love, not only Him, but all of humankind!
Several of you have asked (in one form or another) why I posted this. Several of you have called this post condemning and/or judgemental:
My goal was to shine a light on what God calls sin in hopes that at least one, if not many, would turn to God. The light He shines on our sin is not condemnation, it is grace; if we do not know what He cannot abide, then we cannot abide with Him and THAT is what He wants more than anything!!!