I don’t like your Christians.
Yes, today’s post is yet another repost of a facebook note. It’s short and
not-so-sweet, but maybe you can help clear the air for me on a few issues.
Ghandi was once noted saying, “I like your Christ. I don’t like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.”
He also said, “If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today.”
Granted, I know Ghandi wasn’t a Christian, but that doesn’t mean I can’t quote him from time to time. Perhaps I should just confess it now – I also quote John Wayne, Sid from Ice Age, and Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind.
I know I cyber-yell at Christians a lot in these facebook notes – but, well… someone has to. ;] ha.
I find so many Christians to be hypocritical in their beliefs. Many times they even hold a double standard — which is incredibly annoying, really.
So here’s a few questions for you all to ponder and answer…
- Is it okay for Christians to judge other Christians?
- Is it okay for Christians to call people rude names and hateful things?
- Is it ever okay for a preacher to preach in hate, rather than in love?
- What exactly does it mean to “reprove, rebuke, and exhort” (II Tim. 4:2)?
- Are Christians really supposed to “turn the other cheek”?
- Should Christians respond to opposition through lawsuits?
- Should Christians threaten the lost or provoke them to anger as a witnessing technic?
So what say you…?
Posted on May 26, 2011, in Christian Life, Repost and tagged Christian Living, Exhort, Facebook, Hate, Lawsuits, Opposition, Preaching, Provoke to Anger, Questions, Rebuke, Repost, Reprove, Rude, Street Preaching, Threats, Turn the Other Cheek, Witnessing. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.