In history books and news casts all over the world Christians have been known for holy wars, burning crosses and hate crimes. Many of them profess to be holy snake handlers and some are simply embezzlers and false prophets. Yet, it’s these false representations of what it truly means to be Christ-like that give real Christians a bad reputation.
When is God’s love ever meant to be manifested as killing a homosexual or burning down an abortion clinic? Using scripture to provoke or rationalize murder is not biblically sound. The laws of the land can condone anything our government chooses, but when those laws are against the laws given to us by God through the Ten Commandments and by His Spirit at the turn of the dispensation of grace, we will surely stand in judgment before God if we disobey. Our point of view is not sufficient justification for sin, no matter the circumstance.
Even Christian families disagree over the dinner table. Church members may not concede to everything their pastor teaches, but it does not given any one the right to shoot him or burn down his house "in the name of all that is holy!" All that is holy is full of love, forgiveness and understanding in a constant reverence for the principles of God.
Disciples of Christ in Antioch were first called "Christians" because they were so like Jesus Christ. The hand of the Lord was with them. I wonder how many Connecticut residents alone truly fulfill the definition, as we live in a state that is full of riches, rich people and the home of many Hollywood stars. Do we share the love that was once shed abroad in our hearts?
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