Hello world. It has been awhile since I’ve blogged on anything. I usually reflect on the past months, but I haven’t gotten around to that either. I have been working on another book. It is almost done. Anyway, there is so much absurdity spewing out of many self righteous folk. I tend to just ignore much of it. But, sometimes something shows up on my newsfeed that is to difficult to ignore. Ugh! So I thought I would put my thoughts out there. To read or not to read is up to the reader. Question: Why do self proclaimed Christians, in the public sphere, feel the need to share their views on morality, as if they were the epitome of morality? As if they knew the mind of God.
Christians (Christianity) and morality are not synonymous. The Bible is clear on that notion. The heart of the people of God was evil. Even Jesus noted as much. Today’s evangelical leaders have demonstrated this truth over and over again. My early experiences with the church proved this truth. People in the limelight are never the best examples of what godly morality should be. Even Christian friends may shock us with their immoral and disreputable behaviors.
What did Jesus say, “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
Who is worthy to judge another? In our current state? No one is good, no one seeks God. What most seek is the praise of others.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.I John 2:15-17.
And He (Jesus) said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man (1 Peter 4:17).”
But when Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him in public, because he was clearly wrong. Before some men who had been sent by James arrived there, Peter had been eating with the Gentile believers. But after these men arrived, he drew back and would not eat with the Gentiles, because he was afraid of those who were in favor of circumcising them. The other Jewish believers also started acting like cowards along with Peter; and even Barnabas was swept along by their cowardly action. When I saw that they were not walking a straight path in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in front of them all, “You are a Jew, yet you have been living like a Gentile, not like a Jew. How, then, can you try to force Gentiles to live like Jews?”Galatians 2:11-14
For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God;…1 Peter 4:17
Judgment starts with the house of God.