reply to post by ThirdEyeofHorus
Maybe all the rest of the 2.1 trillion Christians in the world should come to you to ask how to behave.
They a playing a rocking good game of hide and seek then, considering there are only (estimated) 7.012 Billion people on this planet as of today.
Whoa, wait, are you saying there is life on other planets? Christian Life?
Of course you are in a position to judge so many other Christians because you know better and are the baseline of all good Christian thinking.
You assume that I am the only one who sees things the way I do. Yes, as a
(oops) Christian, one that does his damnedest to
follow the teaching of Christ on how to treat other people, and live, I am well within my place to offer an opinion when a group of people who do not
act in the manner Christ taught us to, try and use the title Christian to describe their collective.
I am not perfect, never have claimed to be, I know how Christ wants me to live, because unlike the masses who masquerade as Christians, I have
actually read and studied the Bible, and it's contradictions, imperfections, and various translations and versions, including the apocrypha.
I look at it like this. If you really identify with the police, and want to become a police officer, you must act a certain way, and be "good" or will
never get the chance. If you collect yourself a criminal record by breaking the laws that a police officer, the very thing you are aspiring to be, is
charged with enforcing, then you are probably not a good candidate to be a police officer. If you keep your nose clean, and make real your dream to
become a police officer, not only do you gain the respect of many, but you also take on a great deal of responsibility, not only in the protection of
your fellow man, but also in how you use the tools or powers you are charged with. If you abuse the tools or powers you are charged with, they are
removed (in a perfect world anyways) and you lose the ability to call yourself a police officer. To boot, if you continue to pretend to be a police
officer, while you are not, if you get caught, you go to jail for impersonating a cop.
The difference with Christians is, unfortunately, in this life, it is not illegal to impersonate a Christian while living and acting in a manner that
is anything but Christ-like. Unfortunately for those that get off on impersonating Christians, it is not in this life that they will pay the price, it
will be when they come face to face with their judgment day. Being a Christian is more about your deeds, and how you live your life, than what you
say, what scripture you quote, or where you "hang out" for a few hours on Sunday.
On the funny side, I had this exact conversation with the "better half" (wife) of our pastoral team during pot luck lunch on Sunday, the only come
back she had for me was, "this better not mean we won't be seeing you for a few months young man!" (said with a rather large smile)
5/9/2012 by RyanFromCan because: (no reason given)
edit on 5/9/2012 by RyanFromCan because: spelling mistake, funny spelling mistake,
but spelling mistake all the same.