Judging Christ Jesus by His worst followers appears to be a favorite pass-time of passionate unbelievers, i.e., those who have not fully accepted Christ Jesus as their personal LORD and Savior yet, and unfortunately some misguided individuals in ministry. By simply expanding or applying that sort of methodology (the title of this article) to other scenarios in our lives it becomes clear that the tactic is favored by those who make a practice of “seeking out only the low hanging fruit.”
I once read somewhere that it is best to not believe that just because God has not killed you does not mean He is happy with you! While living in the State of Texas it was common to hear people say that they were giving someone (or some group) “just enough rope to hang themselves.” What is the correlation in those sentences? Simple…the freedom to choose! Whether Father or some human person is providing the latitude of choice I believe the decision to overemphasize certain true things so as to obscure other things equally true is a huge mistake freely and commonly made by far too many humans. I wish I could just blame that sort of activity (the title of this article) on the ever-increasing fast pace of life and huge leaps in technology adversely affecting our neural networks…but sadly, I cannot honestly justify the logic of the behavior. I fail to believe that ANYONE can HONESTLY justify that behavioral tactic. Doesn’t it seem to be a favorite of far too many lawyers, judges, courts, scholars, experts, intellectuals, and others who favor an easy, self-serving, or self edifying path in life? Whoa! That is so-o-o judgmental. Physician, heal thyself huh? Stick with me a little longer if possible.
One will “see” ideas and experiences from the same point of view continually, consistently, and consequently unconsciouslyuntil, and unless, an “open-mind” is used to seek out additional (or current) substantive knowledge and/or wisdom. Society is fixated on the idea of judgment, which has now created such over-sensitivity to opinion and/or honest discernment that truth is more often than not ignored and/or discarded. For example, the current populations of “young-people” are constantly looking for something (anything) to be offended by.
If truth cannot be known, then it probably does not exist. This is what philosophy does sometimes as it seeks to examine truth. Please examine this message and seriously, with an open-mind, reflect on what you read.
Judging Christ Jesus by His worst followers appears to be a favorite pass-time of passionate unbelievers and those who have not fully accepted Christ Jesus as their personal LORD and Savior yet. By simply expanding or applying that sort of methodology (the title of this article) to other scenarios in our lives it becomes clear that the tactic is favored by those who make a practice of “seeking out only the low hanging fruit.”
Sometimes truth hurts! We consciously avoid hurt because we do not like it and do not REALLY understand it! One MUST make sure truth is present on a personal level else continue to elect being blind and deaf. Reality dictates that often something must or will hurt before getting better. Again, sometimes truth hurts.
In summation, allow me to remind, and/or warn, that peoplesee what one does on the outside but God sees whyone does it— on the inside! True Christians are NOT PERFECT! Nevertheless, unlike the others…we have God’s salvation and forgiveness. In the last days-TRUE Christians ARE FORGIVEN—all others ARE FORGOTTEN.