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I was attending my parents church this past weekend and I noticed some things that made me uncomfortable.
We need to act respectable and respect others and their beliefs
Please expound on this? (I'm not sure what you are saying).
The people who write this copyrighted material are not necessarily who makes the money from it.
A well known example would be Dr Marten Luther King.He did speeches and sermons that belong to his wife and she charges for the use of them.
Many Christians I know (not friends, just acquainted) are quick to judge others and often make statements that show their ignorance(TURN OR BURN!!!). They are not examples of Christ's love, but their own irrational ideas of what Christ is.
They are not examples of Christ's love, but their own irrational ideas of what Christ is.
are quick to judge others
...but their own irrational ideas of what Christ is.
It's the way they say (turn or burn).. Is it said out of a hidden pride or is it said out of true concern...
They would look at me and see someone not as well off as themselves.
They would judge me as not possibly being a Christian, or at least not being able to understand, properly, the nature of my salvation.
and have to be satisfied that their only superiority lies in their material possessions.
Yes, wealth is a major part of it.
Next thing you are wearing a black leather jacket and now, all of a sudden, you might as well be Satan, himself.
Anyway, they are all set with retirement accounts and feel pretty good about themselves.
Revelation 3:1-6 (The fourth church, Sardis)
1And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
2Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
3Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
4Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
5He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
6He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.