I find in funny that spiritual cowards and disobedient Christians like you decide to pick and choose the verses that allow you to condone sin and avoid any kind of controversy or trouble for yourself.
(She must get a good laugh doing her blog...)
The bible says very clearly, “Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”. The wisest man who ever lived and who will ever live said those words. But people like you act like God didn’t say those words. Fear of God is throughout the bible- but in your ‘wisdom’, I guess those words are hateful.
(I find nothing hateful in GOD'S words... but fear involves reverence, and reverence involves when God says, Vengeance is mine, you leave it to him...)
Jesus also warned that if the world loves you, you are NOT following the Word of God. He also said we would be hated because of his name.
(Let's see. 5,992 people like you on Facebook. I have 63 followers. Hmmm...)
People like you, in your complete disobedience to God, have decided YOU know how to express God’s will better than the bible. Really? God’s words are there, clear to see, and yet, you call me a HATER for simply writing them for all to see.
(Nope, I called you a hater because Jesus told us that we will be judged by our fruit.)
Gee, I thought that is why God gave us his Word- to tell others about it. But people like you don’t want to see it- why? I know why. You don’t want other people to hate you. You are afraid that they will judge you. You know that to tell the truth about our God (that he is FEARSOME) will cause you, personally, a great amount of trouble. Jesus said, “11“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
(And He also said in the same passage to be meek and poor of spirit, and that by living THAT life is why they will revile you. Kinda like you are doing to me. He didn't say go out and drum up business.)
Salt and Light
13“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”
You have no saltiness because you try to use YOUR words and not the living Word of God. You, in your own human version of ‘wisdom’ have decided that you will ONLY speak the words of looooooove and stickiness and honey into the ears of mankind.
(Anybody who got to the end of this week's Sunday message think I'm like that? She does, and at the end you'll see why.)
But that clearly is not what God intended as he also gave the words in my article above. You do this because you don’t want to be hated- you want to be seen as a ‘loving Christian’, a ‘modern Christian’, and most of all, a ‘reasonable Christian’. ALL of these things are motivated by selfishness- not a true desire to serve God. You are unwilling to lay down your life (by being hated for telling the TRUTH about God) for your fellow man- or for God. And so, you will lose it. So, YOU are the rebellious one toward God. And yet you dare to come to me and tell me that I HATE people by giving them the Word of God? Then you judge God, mister. And I don’t want to be in your shoes when you try explaining that to him when you see him.
(You'll be there, too. I expect we'll compare notes then.)
There is only one person who is picking and choosing scripture and it’s you.
(Sure seems like I found an awful lot of it. And unlike your typical post, it actually has to do with the topic. You're more like "using vain repetitions... to be heard for all your many words.")
Please note that I have no need to mock other Christians or use their blogs as ‘examples’ of what Christians are NOT. You must wonder why.
(1. You DO mock other Christians. 2. I don't wonder why. You like being a big frog in your own small pond.)
It is because I am confident in what I am saying. Please note that I have never, nor will I ever, visit your blog.
(See? I told you you'd find out why she thinks I'm all sweetness and light. The only thing she really knows about me- or anyone else she battles with- is that I disagree with her.)
My mission is 100% focused on the Lord. Your mission is to be right and/or to be a ‘better Christian’ than others. Good luck with that when you explain yourself and your actions to God. p.s. The Westboro Baptist thing? Really?Now as you might guess, you've seen most of my response. I did have to add at the end:
Oh, and the Westboro Baptist thing? If the shoe fits...
I feel sorry for her, because she is "100% committed" to someone she's not yet met, apparently. You see, the post this has all been going on in was an attack on Christians who say, "love the sinner, hate the sin." She sees God leveling Sodom, washing away the Ancient world, wiping out the Canaanites, as evidence that God hates both sinner and sin. She conveniently forgets to add the word "unrepentant" in front of "sinner". Equally conveniently, she forgets Paul saying in 1 Timothy 2, Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior... as well as it is God's will that ALL men be saved. Like she says, it's right there in God's word, but I'm a cowardly false Christian for putting it out there for all to see.
I will confess I am partially posting this for its entertainment value, as I do most things. But the MAIN reason I have posted this is to be a warning- ANYONE can call themselves a Christian and post stuff. The wisest man I ever met, the late Frank Kalko, had a rule that you must read at least 10 verses before and after any verse you use to get the context in which it was meant. I give you the verse numbers so you can look it up, apply the Kalko rule, and see if I am telling the truth or selling you manure. NEVER TAKE ANY PREACHER AT THEIR WORD, look it up yourself! I am NOT 100% confident in what I say, because I am mortal, human, and fallen just like the rest of us, the "Sword of God" excepted.
But one thing I am fairly confident in is this two sided coin. One side, I love God because God first loved me, sins and all. Other side, God only hates those who totally and permanently reject Him first.
So here ends the story of the "Sword of God"- at least as far as this blog is concerned. If the tale has had any purpose, it is in that last line. Let it color your Christian walk or lighten your journey to find Him. Maybe then something good will come from her "Christianity."