Aren’t we supposed to be on the same side?
I grow so weary of Christians attacking each other. I grow so weary of disagreements on issues driving us to question each other’s commitment to Christ and in some cases leading us to question someone else’s faith altogether.
How could we possibly determine whether someone is a Christian simply because of his political affiliation? How could we imply that we love God more because we stand on one side of a single issue?
Yeah, there are those who believe that it’s not possible to lead a Christlike life if you’re not exuberant about paying significant taxes to support those who haven’t been born with as many earthly blessings as you. And, there are those who condemn someone to hell if they support gay marriage or the pro-choice agenda.
I get it! I have passionate views as well. But I wouldn’t question someone’s personal relationship with Christ because they don’t fully agree with Danny Tanner’s social and political views. I might argue with them; I might wonder why they believe what they do; but that’s as far as I’d go.
I don’t like Fettuccini Alfredo. Does that mean I don’t like Italian food? It does not! I just don’t particularly like that white goopy sauce. Do I think you’re ignorant because you do? No. I think you have different taste buds. If I’m splitting dinner with you, I’m going to try to pursuade you to order something else. But I won’t question your commitment to the Italian food cause.
An athiest who reads this blog once commented that if every Christian talked about their faith as I do that maybe she’d be more interested in learning more. That made me feel pretty good!
I’d rather see a sermon than to hear one any day. How could someone who doesn’t believe in God have any interest whatsoever in learning more while watching us condemn each other? It is so NOT what Christ would do.
Let’s celebrate Christmas by doing what He would want us to do. Go find a Christian you don’t agree with – and give him a hug, and begin acting out your faith with those who are actually on your side. Once we get that down, we can reach out to those who have no understanding at all.
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