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Monday, February 13, 2012

Judgemental Christians

The title sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it?

Let's face it, I spend a lot of time on Facebook.  More than I should or would like to admit.  But as a spouse to a member of our Military and being so far from home it's my main connection to "home".

I was raised as a Christian, non-denominational to be exact.  So I have a lot of "Christians" in my family and friends circles.  But yet, I'm constantly seeing posts/pictures/quotes/status that are less than Christ like.

Two of the BIGGIES are the gays and those that are pro-life (and everything that comes along with that). Side note-I am not going to discuss my own personal beliefs because it is besides the point of what I am trying to accomplish here.

As a Christian, don't you think you should change your attitude about this?  Who's place is it to judge anyone's lifestyle choices?  Certainly not yours!  Christ taught us to love each other unconditionally, just has he loved the church.  UNCONDITIONALLY!!!  That means, you are to love the gays just as Christ loves the gays.  You are to love those who've had abortions, just as Christ loves them. You are to love the drug addicts and alcoholics, just as Christ loves them.  You are NOT the ones who are to judge them.  You may not agree with their life choices.  They may not match your morals.  But that doesn't matter.  Christ teaches us to accept a person for WHO THEY ARE!  To love them without discrimination.  No matter what race, religion, sexual preference, etc.

Remember the scripture in the bible that states that you shouldn't judge because you WILL be judged?  Everyone will have their judgement day in front of Jesus, and that's when they will answer for the things they've done in life.  Just the same as YOU will!  Just as we all will, equally.

So how about you save that for the big man upstairs to deal with.  If you're going to call yourself a Christian, you should act like one.  Shoving your beliefs or morals down someone throat is not Christlike.  But supporting someone, loving them unconditionally, and being there for them in tough times IS what you should be doing.  Showing others the same kind of love that Christ shows to you.

Why do you think so many people hate Christians?  Or hate the church?  Because they are some of the most judgmental people on the planet.  So what if you smoke cigarettes, is that going to send you to hell?  NO!  So why judge them?

My point is, open your hearts and learn to accept people for who they are.  Pray for them and love them!  Show them the love that Christ shows you.  Maybe one day, people will renew how they view "Christians".