posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 09:15 PM
I would have rather heard about what Christians need to start doing. Part of the discontent with Christianity is its emphasis on negative
reenforcement rather than positive and constructive reenforcement.
In my opinion, Christians would best serve Christ by beginning to serve Christ through being of christian service to others, but instead most
Christians just serve society and so they are lovers of money and possessions (which supports some of the most horrible aspects of society), they vote
for, support, or follow political parties and their party lines, and otherwise seem to think they can both love Christ and their brother while being
part of the very world which killed Christ and his brother (James the Just).
Christians need to give up on money, power, and even the pursuit of earthly-comfort, sell their possessions, except for their most basic needs, and
spend the rest of their lives communing with God and helping, healing, and serving their fellow humans (and the world they were charged with caring
for). Maybe they could do something constructive beforehand and learn a skill or become a naturopathic nurse or doctor, then begin practicing
minimalism and actually helping and healing others, and maybe, just maybe...they might catch someone's attention as someone who really walks the walk
and talks the talk. Maybe respect for Christians and the name of Christianity (and consequently Christ) would finally arrive?
What's wrong with the world and also Christians today? There are people in the world in need of help and who are sick. So learn to heal them and
help them. Laws and social pressures are ungodly. So go live a godly life and show others the pressure can be overcome and that laws come from God
and not man. Politicians and legislators won't listen. So? Your kingdom is not supposed to be of this world, so why do you think you can expect
them to listen? People are forced to do ungodly things? Don't do them and refuse to do them even if beaten to death. Don't try to fight fire with
fire and force others, but be passive in your worldly actions yet spiritually aggressive and resolute. Don't try to change the physical world and
the flesh of others because even you are not changed physically yet. The fight is not physical and so I wonder why in the hell Christians think
political action, economic power, and similar worldly things will make a difference?
In my opinion, if you are a Christian and you believe in what you claim is the way of Christ and in the transformation of the spirit through Christ
and the Holy Spirit, and you own a house and there are homeless people in this world, then you fail as a Christian. If you own a car and a child is
dying of cancer or another person is going hungry because you have a thousand excuses why you need that car and must pay for maintaining it and
pollute the environment rather than selling it for just the "chance" that it might save a life - you fail! If you have more than one pair of shoes
while someone goes barefoot - you fail! if you have TV, which you do not need, the money used to purchase it of which could have went to be of
Christian service to society - you fail!
Christians will never get their act together because they can't see past themselves, their own comforts, and generally "loving their own lives". I
don't think I've ever met a Christian. Christians take the money, "gifts", and pleasures in life given to them by their Master and bury it (aka
sit on it in relative comfort) feeling they earned it and deserve it more than "that sinner over there" instead of taking their money and gifts and
pleasures and doing like their Master did to them and was trying to show them... that is, giving it to someone less worthy or less off than they.
Your faith says you don't deserve anything anymore than anyone else, yet you instantly forget that when you feel you have been saved.
Christians will never be taken seriously so long as they are supporters of the kingdom which is not their own. Do you really think you can change
laws that you are supposed to believe come from God? So why do you even have an earthly political agenda? Seriously. Why? Why are you warring in
the flesh over fleshly matters? Do you really think the laws or political agendas of men are going to change anything spiritually?
Its a pity. As a pagan I probably love the ways of Christ more than any Christian I've ever known and yet I'm the evil one. I gave up Christianity
long ago because it has about as much to do with Christ as lightning has to do with a cigarette lighter or red has to do with tomatoes - about
I look forward to hearing the excuses as to why I am wrong about what the Bible plainly states is Christ-like.