No excuses! Simply OUTRAGEOUS and unacceptable!!!!
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” Rom 8:1
Arrogant Christians! The bane of any civilization! We hear about them all the time. We see their handiwork in the lives of broken and/or hurting people. Notorious examples are the folks from Westboro Baptist Church who belligerently condemn homosexuals while they overlook their own misplaced hatred. Those Christians who eagerly point their fingers at those who believe differently and condemn them, sometimes laughingly, to hell hold attitudes so contrary to Biblical teaching, that it is embarrassing to others of us who understand that God’s love is for ALL … equally … Saint and sinner alike!
“For there is no difference; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Rom 3:23
There are millions of believers outside the organized Church in America. Most, if not all, are victims of a Spiritual elitist attitude. Humans, it seems, enjoy the establishment of a hierarchy regardless of the venue. Whether in the boardroom or the sanctuary, we crave human pyramid order, i.e one on top, a few on the second rung, a few more on the third and then the rest on the lowest rung. Of course, with the position, comes a “value,” or “importance” to the group/local church/company. What we fail to see is the acceptance of this scheme in a local congregation, or in the Church at large, erroneously gives the impression that one person is more vital than another. While Jesus chose the 12 Disciples to follow him and learn from him for the express purpose of spreading the Word, He also taught the great paradox which we, Christians, have yet to apprehend.
“But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. 44 And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man (Jesus) did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”” Mark 10: 42-45 NKJV
This truth brings us full circle. It is in this attitude of service and compassion that we find our FREEDOM! REAL FREEDOM that the laws of men cannot restrict!