…that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:15-17
How do you feel when you see someone who claims to be a Christian and then who screams out hateful messages? A so called person from our faith who is full of anger and bitterness? Who may even be a pastor or leader and demonstrates at soldiers funerals or marches with signs and pronouncements of judgments upon those in lifestyles we may disagree with…
Can’t you see this in the Bible? A book of hate speech right? Is our Lord odious? It must be this if a pastor of the faith of Jesus Christ can be so hateful… because, we are called to be intolerant, because…are we not to be His example and be like Him, as a Christian is to be… Christ-like?!
One of the prominent themes of Jesus character is how He engages those who are in sin.
So, allow me to continue to be facetious….Jesus must be the God-Man of odiousness, He must have done this too. You can see Jesus carefully and angrily write out placards of strong self-righteous hate speech, and then march around that person’s home and work and call out judgment upon them. Jesus must have done this, He must have said, God hates fags, God hates gays, God hates fornicators...you are going to hell! In fact, you can see how Jesus dealt with such a person in person, as He went to a woman in deep sin, who had many lovers and sexual liaisons and directly charged her with her sins, He told her she is dead and going to hell for God’s most severest judgment. He then publicly ridicules her and passionately chastises her with deep sanctimonious anger as He demonstrated at her village with His angry siege of signage!!!
You can see all this in “First Bolognaians” chapter two, and all throughout Scripture especially if you never read the Bible and never seen or met Jesus Christ in His Word or know of His character. You can easy make up whatever you want Him to be and do, so you can go and do what you want to do. He can be the hateful, vengeful god from the deep rooted pride and self-importance contempt from our self-righteous idiots, our pious fraud and prim and proper hypocritical shameful pseudo-Christians who have a distaste and distain for Truth, ignore God’s vial call of Love and the Fruit of the Spirit and who do not know or follow The Real Jesus (see John cp 3-4)!
Yes, the Bible condemns sin, and calls us to flee from sin and pursue Holiness as we all must! But, we are all sinners in the hands of an angry God who has been pleased by the Blood of Jesus who offers forgiveness and calls us to be Fruitful and model Christ’s character not model satan’s….
We are to be our best for His glory, regardless of our feelings. We show our significance and right—that Christ paid a price for us—so we in turn can respond with an attitude of goodness. We fight against sin by the example of real righteousness, so we must adjust our mindset to see our life here on earth as an opportunity to please Him not fulfill our hateful wishes, and in so doing, be a blessing to those around us with our practical love and diligence of real faith.
We never get anywhere with condemnation and judgmentalism, we show Christ by the example of our Love; we showcase our faith by our goodness…. We lead others to His still waters by our example of His real disposition, not by our anger or by our pride! Remember, God hates sin and one of the sins He hates most is when we disrespect Him by our faulty view and applications of His precepts… Remember, Jesus models and calls us to fight sin and love our neighbor! Not be judgmental and hate our neighbor and ignore or propagate sin (see Psalm 1)!
Matthew 7:6; John 7:24; Deut. 13:14; Acts 17:11,23-29; Rom. 1:16-25; 1 Thess. 5:21-22; 2 Tim. 2:15-19; 15; Titus 1:9, 1 Peter 3:15-16