I heard on the radio this weekend, one of the DJs asking, “Do Christians push people away from God?”
My answer to that would be yes, a lot of them do. We are called to show others the love of Jesus, PERIOD. After that, it is the Spirits job to break down their proud soul and begin to help them grow to be like Christ. It isn’t a happen in a day aspect, the Holy Spirit has to purge them of the things that hurt them. We as brothers and sisters in Christ can come to one another in love and help each other along, but those who do not know God do not understand sin. They don’t understand God’s Word, they are carnal minded until that appointed time God reaches into them and the Holy Spirit connects with their spirit.
1 Cor. 1:18 18For the message about Christ’s death on the cross is nonsense to those who are being lost; but for us who are being saved it is God’s power.
1 Cor. 2:14Whoever does not have the Spirit cannot receive the gifts that come from God’s Spirit. Such people really do not understand them; they are nonsense to them, because their value can be judged only on a spiritual basis. 15Whoever has the Spirit, however, is able to judge the value of everything, but no one is able to judge him.
You can judge the value of things, in other Words if something is good or not, (this is called discernment) but you cannot judge people, that is God’s job not yours. There are too many people out there sitting on judgment thrones casting their opinions over people. Stop it! Stop breeding hate! Stop persecuting people! Stop being ignorant!
1“Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you, for God will judge you in the same way as you judge others, and he will apply to you the same rules you apply to others.3Why, then, do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, and pay no attention to the log in your own eye?4How dare you say to your brother, ‘Please, let me take that speck out of your eye,’ when you have a log in your own eye?5You hypocrite! First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will be able to see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
How clearly do we really see though, enough to really judge someone? We don’t! We see clearly enough to share God’s Word with people, to talk to them, to help them learn, and to give them whatever Word God may have given you for them. Be careful not to judge, because God will judge you with the same standards on which you judge others.
John 8:7… “Whichever one of you has committed no sin may throw the first stone at her.” (Just my curiosity, but right before that, Jesus wrote something on the ground…I wonder what He wrote. It never tells us what He wrote. )
Some may argue that if you are in Christ, you are sinless or righteous. This is true, before God you will be seen as sinless and righteous, but you are not of yourselves sinless and righteous. Jesus is your righteousness.
I would ask you to speak up and post a comment if you think you are sinless, I haven’t met someone yet who is sinless other than Jesus Christ. If you think this of yourself, please tell me why.