what are christians doing?????????

@Beertjie (978)
South Africa
May 26, 2009 5:38am CST
I just came from the doctor's rooms. While I waited for the doc, I overheard a man talking to a woman about certain types of people. He said that the Bible is totaly against such behaviour and that he will not come close to those who does such sin. He was talking in a very hatefull manner, yet he confess to be a Christian. What on earth is he thinking??? He does not know much about God or what the Bible says about God and sin. God hates sin, that is why His Son had to die. God Loves people, all people, that is why His Son had to die. We are to be the same. We are to hate the sin but love the person. It is because of such behaviour that Christians are mocked, and people turn away from God because of such behaviour. Did Jesus not command us to love one another. Did Jesus not love the adulterours woman and told her to sin no more. I am a sinner, depending on the love and grace of God for my salvation, who am I to condemn another sinner. Christians, please think before you speak, before you act. We are living on earth as ambasadors of Christ, do we want His Name to be dishonoured? I don't think so? Please, lets lift up the Name of Jesus for the world to see, and experience His love, through us. Blessings
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@x_revenge (285)
• Greece
28 May 09
Some people think that they are better than others because they do or don't do something, I am a christian and my classmate and personal friend is muslim, his name is Ali but everyone calls him Ari (from Ares the god of war in greek mythology since i live in Greece), his father is a muslim and his mother was a christian but apparently became a buddhist sometime, differences in religion never stopped us from being friends and his parents are fine so I can't understand why some people have a problem with others, as I see it you've got to be pretty arrogant to say stuff like "hah, he sucks, I'm way better than him" or "there's no way I can hang out with someone like you", when you criticize someone you invade on God's territory, its His job to judge. That goes for non-christians too of course. I want to see an age when you tell someone that you believe in God, that you are a christian and pray often and he doesn't make fun of you for doing so and push you away, I honestly do. Of course, what I said applies to me as well, no one (human) is perfect, its not like I've never criticized or made fun of anyone or any group of people but I'd prefer not to do that since I would not like being criticized or made fun of as well. I try not to offend anyone so I don't get offended myself.
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@Beertjie (978)
• South Africa
28 May 09
Thank you for a very good response. You are right, it starts with evey individual to make the change in our own life and that will circle out and make a bigger impact. Blessings
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• Greece
28 May 09
Thank you for your kind words, it feels good to see people who are older than me say I'm correct about my opinion because obviously you know more than I do. Thanks.
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@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
26 May 09
We are not supposed to love everyone. Jesus said we were to love thy neighbor as thy self. He then explains exactly who is our neighbor and who isn't. Read the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke chapter 10 verses 25 thru 37. Figure out who is your neighbor and then love them. As Jesus said; "Go, and do thou likewise". Art
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@John4Christ (1598)
• India
26 May 09
I understand what you are saying friend.........this happens many a times, i have seen women fighting during church feast and fair over crowded food courts and who wants to get their pack first all in the church premises........it is so sad that Christians often forget the mission that Christ has given to each and every one of us on this planet.......infact we are not even ready to do 1/4th of what god has asked us to do......he said go and preach the gospel to the WORLD but the fact is we are not able to be effective even in our immediate neighborhood forget about the world........ I feel it is high time Christians stop criticizing people within our own sect and join hands together to preach the gospel.......all i would say is if you cant preach the word atleast don't be a log and obstacle in front of people who are doing it.....
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@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
26 May 09
So many unqualified people running around now trying to "Preach the Gospel" now is a lot of our problem. They need to go read Matthew chapter 7 verses 1 thru 5 and then concentrate on allowing God to remove the saw log from their own eye before they go out trying to help others remove the little splinter out of their eye. Jesus did not tell us to go out and preach the Gospel to the world. Jesus told the Apostles to go out and preach the gospel to the world. In other words Jesus commanded the Apostles to go out in the world and establish His true church. We are supposed to be concentrating on teaching in our own homes like the Apostles taught the people to. What did Jesus tell the Apostles when he sent them out? He told them to go into a city and find someone worthy and then live with them and teach them, IN THEIR HOMES. The true Christians would have a much easier job if a bunch of the so-called Christian teacher would sit down and keep quiet. Art
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
26 May 09
Hi Beertjie, I was raised a Christian and though I rarely attend church anymore and have many views that are different from most Christians, I continue to read the Bible. I wanted to respond here because I agree with you that this is the kind of conduct that turn people against Christianity. I have always been impressed with the teachings of Christ but often find that it is the non-Christians who follow them more so than Christians. Blessings.
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@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
28 May 09
I agree, and this is what's so frustrating. People who profess to be Christians, to love Jesus with all of their heart, often do the very things they tell others not to do. It's the hypocrisy that turns people away from the Christian faith.