Shooting one self in the foot is pretty easy. Best way is to be a hypocrite. For Christians, these are pretty easy, if they don’t read the bible or understand what they are reading. Have met so many that spew off sound bites but have no idea of the context. Nastiest is what I heard from the librarian. There are religious groups that go into libraries and check out books that are offensive to them, then never bring them back. An indirect type of censorship.
Yet this extended borrowing of books they deem offensive, should not surprising. Look at history. Back in the late 1800’s the Christian Temperance league began. And eventually they got their way with the 20th Amendment to the Constitution. The temperance people were notorious for going into saloons and bars and demolishing the place and breaking all the bottles of booze. All this was done in the name of God, they used him to justify their actions.
They had set themselves up as judge, jury and executioner. No longer did they trust God to deal with sin. The temperance people wanted to be gods and mete out punishment. The height of arrogant Christian hypocrisy. Using religion, the temperance people forced the rest of the country to follow their beliefs, with an assist from government intervention.
So when I look at that, I can understand why Christianity is under attack.
Look at todays issues in the church,look at what some preachers say. Some of the nastiest hate I’ve heard comes out of the mouths of some of these mega church televangelists. The very thing they preach against, they do.
Hardest for some is……. Love the sinner ……. The very thing Christ said ……. “The greatest commandment is, Love Your neighbor.” Preaching hate in not loving your neighbor, that includes the gay people. No matter what the secular law of the world says. Homosexuality is still a sin in the laws of God, in the world of the Holy Spirit. No matter how hard man tries, the laws of God will not change.
So when hear about persecution of the church, I did some soul searching. So many of today’s Christians are not citizens of the Body of Christ. It is a tough pill to swallow, but God uses things like this to discipline His Children.
A prayer, that God’s light be sought out for guidance in life’s tribulations.