Sunday, November 7, 2010

Christ versus Christians


I have been noticing the tone of Christians on the internet and how much they dislike people that aren’t like them.

My thought is how much they are unlike Christ.

Jesus prayed for those that were driving the nails into his hands and crucifying Him.  (Luke 23:34).  Yet many Christians are quick to hate those who oppose them in any way.  Praying is the last thing on their minds.

Jesus fellowshipped with sinners to save them from hell (Luke 7:34).  Many Christians today despise sinners, and reject them outright. They leave it to the radical to preach to the lost, while they remain cozy before TBN.

Jesus jeopardized His ministry to save a girl who had committed adultery (John 8).  Many Christians gossip and backbite about adulterers and by no means rise up to defend them!

Jesus went about the cities and synagogues healing the sick. Many  Christians today avoid the sick like the plague!  Fearing they may get sick themselves, not going about doing good as Jesus did.  Christians are supposed to visit the sick and those in prison according to Matthew 25:32-46.

Jesus traveled many miles on foot to preach the gospel to sinners.  Many Christians today don’t even bother to ask their next door neighbors if they know Jesus.  They don’t want to be embarrassed.

Luk 9:26  For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in his own glory, and the glory of the Father, and of the holy angels.

Christian means “Christ Like”.  That phrase is used too loosely today.

Gandhi comes to mind here:

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” - Mohandas Gandhi

Before we call ourselves or anyone else Christians, we need to examine ourselves if we bear the same fruit as Christ.

Mat 7:20  Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

PS..  This post convicts me very much.  I covet your prayers.

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