You to brother.
See, your response is why Christians are the loveliest people I know! Where else can we find another people so willing to consider one another? Admittedly, with some people, we find ourselves very hard pressed to live up to the standard of Jesus' love. However, in the very least we can affirm that his love is indeed the standard, rather then writing a new standard after our own fashion. In affirming such a standard, we are more likely to keep sight of our own unloveliness; and marveling at his inexplicable unfailing love all the more, we find a scriptural cause to practice grace towards those that vex us. This grace to love is not a faith in people but faith in Christ.Blessings!Mike
I agree that there is a lot of apostasy in the world today. Many claiming the Christian name with no knowledge of Christ.One line in your poem,
Christians, no one should have a reason to hate us if we live like Christ
Of all the Christians that I know, the called out ones, they are the most loveliest people on the face of the earth.We say these words, "The problem with the church", remember we are speaking about ourselves. So if someone says that the church is deceived, your saying that your own self is deceived unless you speak about a particular group in a particular place. When speaking generally, we are all included in that assumption, please remember that when we write.Snuf
I apologize for the use of the word Hate, that is a strong word and should never be used by Christians toward anyone. I do feel remorse for this now that you have shed some like on its implications, I am sorry. I wrote seeing my fellow Christians completely tearing into and being hateful towards other individual that weren't Christians. The common saying that rose from these conversations from the NonChristians was We Love your Christ but hate your Christians that is the reason I places that in the Poem and titled it the way I did. and I understand your comment on Gandhi, Thank you for the correction, I humbly accept it and take it with great joy. God Bless,Matthew
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