If you claim to be a believer in Jesus and all you say/post is venom, what does that say about you faith?
“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29
If you claim to be a believer in Jesus and you bash those in authority, what does that say about your faith?
“Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.” 1 Peter 2:13-17
If you claim to be a believer in Jesus and you harbor unforgiveness towards the faults of others, what does that say about your faith?
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:14-15
“Christians” for far too long have given faith a bad name. We don’t need to clean up the world. We need to clean up the churches. The world will follow if there is an example worth following. But what’s been demonstrated by so-called believers of Jesus is heart-breaking. I’m sorry if you’ve ever been wounded or led astray by these people! I think of that verse that says, “they honor me with their mouths, but their hearts are far from Me.” How true is that for so many self-proclaimed Christians? These are the ones Jesus speaks of in Matthew 7 where He will say to them, “I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.”
The time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God…(1 Peter 4:17).