I am so done with some Christians today. I am so fucking done with them. We claim we are Christ’s followers and that we live by the bible, yet we throw up signs of protest at abortion clinics or at LGBTQ+ Rallies. We nitpick a small verse in the bible about how women shouldn’t hold leadership positions and we show that every time there is a woman who wants to be a preacher or an elder or literally anything besides a nanny or a housewife.
We try to force our beliefs upon non-Christians and, in all honestly, if I wasn’t a Christian and didn’t know what it really stood for, I would run in the opposite direction every time a Christian approached me. I would not be interested in a group of people who didn’t live what they preached. Crusades, evangelism, mission trips, etc., I get spreading the gospel, and I am all for doing so, but I think we’re doing it all wrong.
Love is in the (King James) bible 310 times, more than the word “lesbian” or “gay” or “modesty” or the submission of women in the church, which total appear… maybe five times.
We are going about this all wrong. Remember Jesus? Well, you know what He said the two greatest commandments are? (1) Love your Lord God with all your heart and (2) Love your neighbor as yourself. And that is where we need to start.
Not at an abortion clinic. Not forcing our religion upon others. Not holding up signs and screaming about how we are right. With love.
With listening and understanding. With kind hearts and open minds. Not by focusing on the small part of the big picture. We need to bring back what Christianity is all about–Jesus and His love.
So I encourage you to leave behind your assumptions for today and go at the world with a heart overflowing with Jesus’s love. You’ll be amazed what happens.
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians.”
DISCLAIMER: This post is not meant to be derogatory or angry against any type or set of Christians. As a friend reminded me today, I am not the one who determines what is right and wrong and, thankfully, we are all made differently and have different viewpoints about many issues, which leads to powerful conversations. All I can do is love like Jesus loves me. Next week, I plan on diving into this topic of love and what it means from how I interpret the Bible. Follow my blog for a direct email when it is posted. For more information on this post though, click any of the hyperlinks dispersed throughout, or read this article I just found.
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