I believe that if Christians understood more that their salvation wasn’t earned then just maybe they would be more gracious to others. It’s honestly sad seeing a judgmental Christian, and completely contradicts what they believe in.
Is Jesus’ prerogative to judge the people He came to save? Or to love and heal them?
Can we please stop judging others who actually know nothing about Christ? Can we instead be involved in their lives, caring for their needs, serving them, and showing them love as opposed to destructive tongue lashings?
Jesus came to work with the wounded and save us from ourselves. Perhaps our judgment and finger pointing is actually proving to everyone just how un-christian we are. If we actually live, love, and walk with Jesus then we wouldn’t be so hateful, hurting and judgmental.
Part of actually believing in Christ, is understanding that everyone needs Him. Not a single person on this earth is perfect. He is the only one who ever was. Now whether the people of this earth accept him as God and one that wants to heal what’s inherently broken within humanity is up to the individual. But whoever judges a man based on his lack of belief in our Christian God is just as equally lacking because of his judgment.
Christ didn’t get thrown on the cross and murdered for His “followers” to point the finger at the rest of the world and start popping off judgment!
Can I ask a question? What got you through the door of salvation? Hard work? Sweat and tears? Sacrifice? Strength? Obedience? Commitment? Bravery? Courage? Your love for others?
NOPE. You didn’t do a thing to earn his love.
You didn’t raise a hand or even break a sweat, let alone bleed. What is it then that makes us think we’re so special? Are we really so different from the guy on the street that doesn’t know Jesus?
You’d think people that really KNOW Jesus wouldn’t come off so condescending, cocky, or just plane rude. They’d instead be humble, patient, and kind.
Think about this:
A man comes to you claiming to be God. He tells you that no matter how unfaithful you are as his creation he’ll still love you and wants to love you unconditionally. It’s in his nature to love you that way. He’ll hold no record of wrong against you, forgive you when you constantly blow it, and when you die you’ll get to go to heaven and live in absolute joy and perfection and never experience sorrow or suffering again.
All you have to do is believe he’s God,trust him, and be one of his followers.
Doesn’t seem to bad deal, does it?
Why then is it that no one wants anything to do with it?
The most common answer is because people see the actions of those who claim to follow Jesus as hypocritical, judgmental, rude, stuck up, and really strange.
The sad part is Jesus gets the bad wrap because his followers keep handing out black eyes to those around them.
Instead of handing out black eyes, what if we looked a little bit more like how he lived? Handing out love, service, and sacrificial care to others. Why is this not the mentality in our “Christian” family? What’s gone so wrong that we look nothing like him and more like the Pharisees?
Please…… the call is love, gentleness, kindness, service, and sacrifice.
This is important. You are reflecting your God.