Christianity, Evangelism

Let Me Just Get This Off My Chest

I get tired of opening up my social media sites and seeing ignorance.  Christians are always forced to take a back seat and shut up about their beliefs. America is always trying to push us to the side while allowing everyone else to enjoy the constitutional right to freedom of speech except Christians.  This country was founded on God but yet at a great speed we are pushing God out of everything.  I have to respect Muslims, Buddhist, Hinduism, Atheists, and what ever else religion that is out there but they don’t have to respect me as a Christian. I am told I can’t pray and use the name of Jesus in certain forums. There is a looming threat that if I don’t want to marry a homosexual couple because of my religious belief that I may face criminal charges…really!?  Yet, because everyone isn’t a Christian prayer has been taken out of school because of one atheist woman.

I am being judge daily because I am a Christian and accused of hate but a nonbeliever can tell me that because I mess up one day and forget to put my sun shiny face on that I am a hypocrite.  Lord forbid if I turn around and tell them they are going to hell because they don’t believe Jesus shed his blood for the world that we may be forgiven of sins.  Everything is blamed on Christians but yet we don’t have a day where we dance in the streets and fly our flag high.  The holidays we celebrate everybody enjoys them because it’s days off of work and trips to beaches, cruises, or whatever vacation one chooses.

Everybody in this country is able to be free to do what they want but yet we as Christians have to be careful because we might offend someone.  Those of us who believe in holy living are already judged within our own sect.  Why, because if you choose to sleep with your partner before getting married you can’t hold a position in the church, just like if you are clubbing you can’t get up and lead Sunday morning worship and you just finish bumping and jumping on the dance floor, throwing back the latest vodka.  Willfully sinning is sin you like to do and aren’t planning on changing.  It’s a difference if you fall but quickly get up and repent never to do it again.

All Christians don’t discriminate against sin. Sin is sin and if you aren’t trying then it doesn’t mean we don’t love you and will banish you to hell or murder you with our mouths.  If that was the case I personally wouldn’t go around my unsaved family members and laugh and cut up with them.  I wouldn’t talk to my friend who is gay, or the other one that goes out to the club.  I do tell them about Jesus when the opportunity presents itself, and no I am not a Jesus pusher. I don’t condole the sin but I don’t beat them over the head with it either. That is why they respect me enough not to curse, talk about certain things, or do certain things around me that are offensive to me.  They can feel I love them with a pure love.  At times if I get a little off track they might remind me that I stand for God and I can’t let the devil win.  It all boils down to a respect thing.

Everywhere I look I see a rainbow.  That’s offensive to me because rainbows are a symbol of a promise from God that he would never flood the earth again. You don’t see me posting hateful messages or screaming because everywhere I look I see rainbows on every social media sight.  Let me put a Christian Flag up and lets see what everyone would have to say about that. Bottom lines is people are going to find a way to bash Christians and what they don’t realize is that while they point the finger at us there are three pointing right back at them.

Okay I am done and I am sure this will be continued.

Dylann Roof, Racial Issues, South Carolina Shooting

Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

sc photoWho do you blame when a child grows up and becomes the complete opposite of how you raise them?  Did they interrupt your lessons as hatred towards others or did you impute it without the sense to think that they just might carry out a crime you yourself dare not try to commit. I have sat and listened to many with opinions on the SC shooter and it makes me wonder whose fault is it that this young man went into a church and shot up innocent people?

Do we blame the parents? The bible says “when I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” I Corinthians 13:11.  When do we stop blaming parents for adult children.  This young man had a chance to do the right thing and turn around and walk out (he said he almost didn’t do it because they were so nice) but instead he stood and yelled a racial slur and began to shoot.  He then got into his car and drove in the same car he drove to the crime. (Huh)

Do we blame friends? He has a reported black friend that has gotten on television and spoke about how this man said he was going to shoot up a college.  Did he not share his racial views with him? Why would he simply say he wanted to shoot up a historically black college and not say why? Why would he even have a black friend if he didn’t like black people? (strange)

Who do we blame? How do we treat this situation? How do we view this crime? How do we move forward when the lines of race, hatred, and murder has been blurred? I have questions about why was this young mans take down so easily, when black men are gunned down and not given the chance to put their hands up and slowly walk out the car.  This man just killed several people and was handled with care.

Why do black men who commit the same crime whole life story (really only the bad) is flashed across the television screen and his name smeared for the whole world to see.  Whose fault is it when neighborhoods rise up in riots because of the injustice they have faced over the decades and their families are being gunned down just for being black on the wrong day.

No, I am not up holding a Michael Brown or a Tamir Rice but I am saying there was excessive force used when no force is recorded for Dylann Roof who was armed and dangerous.

No, I am not here saying black power or pumping my fist in the air but I do believe in standing for what’s right and calling out what’s wrong.  I am upset at the differences treated between these people because of the color of their skin.  I am not just talking it’s actually recorded on record the amount of times a black man is gunned down and the amount of times a white man has been gunned down and has actually fought with the police.

Who do we blame? When will it stop? I have a son that I have to teach to keep his hands held high when stopped by the police. Speak loudly and clearly when they are talking to you. Don’t make any sudden moves and answer with yes sir and no sir.  It’s a fact and I don’t like that.

Who do we blame that our society has made backward strives in the race division line? Look at yourself and ask who do we blame.