Christian Hypocrisy

 
It amazes me how we as Christians tend to look down on homosexuals and transgenders yet are tolerant and accepting of other transgressions.
 
Let me explain: We so easily look past the sins of alcoholics, drug addicts, and adulterers but struggle with the thought of people having alternative lifestyles serving in the church.
 
Matthew 7:1 – Judge not lest you be judged
 
Too many times in my life I’ve attempted to play God by assuming what’s within another man’s heart. During these occasions, God has showed me that he is the only discerner of hearts.
 
How can we spread the “love of Christ” but look upon our brothers and sisters with disdain? We call ourselves Christians but snicker, sneer, and gossip about those who do not measure up to our personal standards for Godliness.
 
More recently I vacationed with my family in the city of Seattle. I was impressed by the vastness of beauty that surrounded the city but equally surprised by the amount of gay couples that we encountered. To that end we also attended many gay owned businesses such as restaurants and coffee shops. What was most revealing to my heart was the love and warmth that we received as customers/visitors from homosexual customer service workers and residents.
 
What’s funny to me is that as a Christian I am supposed to “mirror the love of Christ”. Nevertheless individuals (homosexuals) of whom some Christians classify as ungodly do a remarkably better job of showing a Godlike spirit than me.
 
Let us truly exhibit the love of Christ without malice, contempt, or judgement. We are all broken people who need God’s divine intervention. I long for the day when the pews of Journey Church are filled with homosexuals and transgenders because only then are we truly getting the message of God to this exiled segment of society.
 
STOP PLAYING GOD AND START LOVING!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Center of it All

 

Have you ever felt like your in a wrong age or even time?  I have I have been thing about how my life before I have found Christ.  You see I have known of Christ because as a child I was a member of Church of The Valley.   Going there since I was a child was a wonderful experiences I had amazing Sunday school teacher.  There hearts had God in the Center of it all. So, for all the Sunday so teachers thank you.

 

As an Adult I was invited to a small group to be honest on my way there I actually had turn my car around to go back home.  It was hot and I was driving for awhile and I was very uncomfortable in the traffic and the heat was exhausting. As I were o my way back home God asked me to turn the car around.  I was heading back home and I was not turn again. My cousin called and ask to head back and I refused. Then just like that God told me to turn the car round and I was able to turn the car around with no problem.

 

The more I got involved with my small group the more God started working in me.  I was not fully committed to turn myself over to Christ because I felt I wasn’t good enough to be loved by him.  I have failed in a lot of areas in my life but, God keeps showing up. He has shown me that I had to work on relationships in all areas of my life.  God had force me to view my life in a different way the way he sees me. With that road I had to walk was not easy but, He reassure me that. He would break me in a million pieces that meant that I had to face my darkest moments from my past.

 

I have learn that I must keep God in the center of my life.  I had to really surrender my life for his glory. I am not perfect but, God has created someone I love and I am embracing the changes he has done in me.  Fear is not of God. God fills you with confidences to do his will. I had to surrender everything so he can work in me I am a work in progress.

 

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬


By: Myra Flores