American Christianity’s Most Popular Excuses (For Not Following Jesus)

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6 Responses

  1. I’m thankful for God’s word and reminders that He is no respecter of persons. For God so loved the world takes on a different meaning.

  2. Tony says:

    We are in the world but not of it. We have a choice of living in God’s kingdom, under His kingship or living in the world. When we live in God’s Kingdom we need to be obedient to God. Therefore in issues like the Muslims, sexuality, and killing unborn children we should be obedient God’s teachings irregardless to the law of the land that condones that kind of behavior. We will be held accountable to God not the government.

  3. AJ says:

    I thank God for this past election because after 37 years as a compassionate conservative it served to open my eyes to the hypocrisy of most of the so-called “Christian” conservatives (who supported trump), and with whom I have had to argue online because they hate the poor, esp. the ones they see as taking “their” money. I look at Matthew 25 in a whole new way now.

  4. Daniel Mann says:

    “Loving your neighbor as yourself, fighting systemic and societal racism, empowering the poor, helping refugees and immigrants, and caring for the environment are good, noble, and Christ-like causes—yet a large portion of American Christians refuse to support such holy endeavors. Why? Because many think it’s all part of a political agenda.”

    “FIGHTING SYSTEMIC AND SOCIETAL RACISM”: I find this kind of language needlessly inflammatory. If systematic justice was being practiced by this nation, then it should be exposed. However, many of us just don’t see it. Instead, the allegations of sinister wrongdoing just increase the hatred and racial divide.

    “EMPOWERING THE POOR”: This requires wisdom. While this is a Biblical concern, entitlement programs have achieved the very opposite goal.

    “HELPING REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS”: We must. However, this help should begin with our own brethren – the most persecuted of all: Galatians 6:10 “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Why aren’t you advocating specifically for the Christians who would be grateful for such help, not the Muslims who want to destroy and place us all under sharia and a worldwide Caliphate, according to surveys, Islamic history and writings.

    • John watson says:

      Galatians 6 verse 10: regarding helping refugees and immigrants. The most persecuted people today are those brothers and sisters and even small children suffering the Indoctrinated evil of those “carrying” gods name in vain and attributing their work with god’s approval which is the WORST form of blasphemy as in the third commandment.
      It appears very few have been allowed immigration here at this point. Why, as the body of Christ, do we seem to remain so silent on this?

  5. Mariel Q Davis says:

    To me, it comes down to Jesus’ statement that the most important law to follow is to love God with everything in you, and love your neighbors to the same extent that you love yourself. He was speaking of religious law, because that’s what he was asked about. But where government law contradicts this, how can a Christian obey it? And my neighbors are from all places and walks of life, not just white American citizens. The parable of the Good Samaritan illuminates that concept. So what else is there to do but to try one’s best to obey Christ? I may even intellectually disagree with other Christians about what loving my neighbor consists of. But the requirement stands.

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