Hell hath no fury like two Christians arguing over doctrine!
I’m done. I’m tired of the myriad of voices telling me what it means to be a Christian and how I should believe and how I’m not doing this right or praying a certain way or whatever.
I’m tired of sharing my faith among those who want absolutely nothing to do with Christ, or Christianity, or any form of Supreme Being.
I’m tired of other Christians judging me and tearing at me with their doctrinal differences — treating me like some sort of anti-Christ for not believing every little thing that they do. For not being a Calvinist or a Baptist or a Lutheran; or for not speaking in tongues or for not believing in a pre-tribulation rapture.
I’m tired of being told that the Trinity is such a great mystery that no one can explain it or grasp it and yet failure to accept it is tantamount to the unforgivable sin.
I have never seen such a hateful and cold-hearted group of people as are self-professing Christians in America.
So from this point forward, I’m done blogging, tweeting, and talking with anyone (of my own volition) about faith in Christ. If someone comes to me and GENUINELY asks me about my faith, then I MIGHT consider responding — but ONLY IF I’M SURE OF THEIR SINCERITY in coming to me and asking for my thoughts.
I am of the firm belief that there are MANY self-professing Christians that are in for a big surprise come Judgment Day.
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, `Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
“Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot and turn to attack you.
“Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
“Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by their fruits.
“Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, `I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.’
“Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it.”
And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.
Matthew 7:1-29 (RSV)
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