Calling Out Those Ugly Sinners, Or Being a Jerk For Jesus

Just a brief thought today:

What would your response be f your brother or sister, best friend or even your son or daughter came out of the closet to you? Or admitted a heroin problem? Told you about their affair?

If you called them an abomination – would they suddenly see themselves for what they are? Would that enlighten them? What that illuminate the darkness swirling around their heart?

You don’t need me to answer it for you.

It would be considered abuse!

So why do we do this to people we don’t even know? At all for crying out – people we’ve never even passed by on the streets, let alone shook their hand?

And these are people, your sibling, friend or child – well they like you! I mean if they came to you admitting such a thing – that portrays a sort of affinity and trust in you. And so if your words don’t lead them to a total turn around, why do we expect it for people who we don’t know? They don’t know they love contained in our hearts like the sibling/friend/child – they don’t know that love capacity we have.

Therefore they’re never going to see that love. They don’t know you have it. And they certainly aren’t hearing it.

I think I’m just in shock that some of the most insulting and mean spirited people in the world can be Christians. I mean how polar opposite from Jesus can you get?

That’s a rhetorical question – don’t give me any examples of it.

And what’s even equally as frustrating is that the very people who need to hear this message won’t. They frequent blogs that would never dream a name as off the wall as mine. We pretty much preach to our own choirs.

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One Response to Calling Out Those Ugly Sinners, Or Being a Jerk For Jesus

  1. David says:

    Interesting thoughts –

    I suppose the real question is not how do we love, but how do we confront sin? Jesus confronted sin with folks that He didn’t know well (OK, he was God).

    Let’s take the heroin addict for example. They are lost in their sin – being selfish, hurt, abandon, lonely, stealing to keep themselves going, lying about it to their loved ones, and could give a rat about God.

    You’re in the business of addictions – what exactly is it that you say to get them saved – not drug free, but saved?

    There is an emotional web that needs to get untangled, which not only includes the present disaster, but abuse, neglect, and a host of other emotional issues.

    I got saved in 1978 and never went to church until 4 years later. There, I truly discovered MY sin. Prior to that I just wanted to believe in God, and do things my way.

    I had a chance for the gospel in 1972 – the milkman talked to me about Jesus for about 45 minutes, but he followed up with a bunch of burn in Hell tracts.

    There you have it, both ends of the spectrum. The only answer of course, is to hear the voice of God and do it – but that sort of preaching is not vogue.

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