Jesus Christ once said to His disciples that the world will hate them because of Him, but I’m not sure that’s entirely accurate-not to say that Christ would lie, but I see the situation a little differently than the way He said it.
Let’s face it; the average Christian in the United States of America is a hypocritical bastard who should be hit by a Dodge while crossing the street.
He votes for a political party which punishes the poor when 1 John 3:17 mandates that we are to help our brothers and sisters in need.
Adam and Eve were black, yet I’ve never met a Satanist who was racist.
Mary was pregnant prior to her marriage to Joseph (Matthew 1:18), yet there was a bill in Illinois last year which would have punished a single mother by withholding aid if she did not name the father of the child.
Suppose her uncle did it.
Suppose she was gangraped in an alley and she has no way of knowing who did it because she couldn’t count how many guys invited themselves into her body during the course of half an hour.
Did Jesus condemn the hooker whom the Sanhedrin wanted to execute? No, He knew they were the ones who were using her. Furthermore, a woman who had no social support in those days had no other choice than to sell her body.
Now, Mary and Joseph had other children (Matthew 12:46-50), why was Mary assigned to John during the course of Christ’s execution?
What about Jude and James? They were Christ’s brothers by blood. However, I digress.
The point is that conservatism claims to embrace Christ, but acts in contradiction. How is cutting social programs while refusing to raise the minimum wage and while refusing to make it easier for people to be self-sufficient rather than depend upon the government out of necessity an agenda which advocates life?
Why do conservatives like Jeff Sessions label disabled children as an ‘irritating problem’?
Maybe had he been in favor of funding prenatal care, huh? Maybe had he gone against business interests and gone after corporations who installed lead pipes-and you already know what Crescent Hardy said about children with disabilities-yet these bozos represent a political party which claims it wants to bring America back to God.
People don’t hate Jesus Christ-even Ghandi said as much. The problem is that Christians, especially American Christians refuse to act like Christ.
I know that Christ rose because I know how crucifixion kills. I know Roman procedure (which proves that His disciples didn’t take the Body while the guards were asleep). I also know that Roman officials could not be bribed by the conquered.
And I haven’t even mentioned the Shroud yet! Say what you want about that thing. We didn’t see very many men walking around in Israel standing at 5’11” and approximately 180 lbs. The nails are in the correct location and the marks on the back are consistent with 1st Century Roman torture. Finally, the micro pollens found in the 1978 study of the Shroud were identified as being Palestinian in origin.
All that, and I’m a Slayer fan, too.
Think about this. What forger is going to be that meticulous?
All of that being stated, we still have a problem. We have a political party which punishes rape victims and starves children in Christ’s Name. Well, I think I know what’s going to happen to them in the end.
Matthew 25:42-46 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ 44“They also will answer, ‘LORD, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ 45“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ 46“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
This columnist will admit that it’s difficult for him to believe it when he comes across these people, but he eventually figures out that this is who they really are. Instead of the hypocritical bastards whom he would give anything to sodomize with his baseball bat (many of whom are in his own family)-and by the way, lube’s too expensive. It would be unfortunate if a hypocrite had to walk funny for a month and a half because he came across the wrong person who was destroyed by the Church.
What’s truly sad is the fact that there are those in Christianity who try to live out the Great Commission to the best of their human ability. They don’t want any money, they seek no fame, they just want to bring hope to someone who might be ready to eat a bullet.