I have been reading a blog called ‘Slice of Laodicea’, a religious right blog, and I have been commenting with them for sometime. Recently, they have ‘pulled the plug’ on me posting comments. Why did they ‘pull the plug’? They began arguing with this new link I have called ‘smartchristian’ and I wrote a comment directed at Christians not denouncing other Christians, it was censored and never put on. This is how I slice this one up.
I think Christians from all types of faiths are ‘In Christ’ and follow the foundational teaches of Jesus. I figure if that is correct, then aren’t we all in the same church? This is Christ’s body we are talking about here, not mine or yours, Christ’s. I noticed certain sects, judgmental people, want to tear that apart and cause division amongst the brothers/sisters. What do they debate about? The word of God. I guess they are correct in one thing, they rightly divide the ‘word’.
Here is my problem with ‘Slice’ and it’s head writer (I won’t name names). Firstly, they call out people by name (ex: Rick Warren/Billy Graham) just to judge them and cut them down. Secondly, you are not entitled to an ‘opinion’ but stick to the what the word of God says (apparently someone has cornered the market & figured the whole thing out, thank God). Thirdly, they speak in such an elitist mind-set that one might believe that the only Christians are these people (so Protestants are going to hell, too bad fellas). Fourthly, everything has to be actually in the word of God for a church to adopt it (goodbye microwave). Finally, their leader decides what this people will accept and what they won’t (hello Jim Jones).
Now if you read that and compare it with the gospel it doesn’t add up. Actually, one might consider this leader, dare I say it, a ‘Pharisee’. Not only that but he betrays the very body of Christ to which he is called. He is filtering out positive messages of forgiveness and acceptance to promote a doctrine of division and slander to those that blog on his site. If you don’t agree with him then you don’t get posted. To me it is as plain to see as the sun is shining, the man is proud. So proud he will not admit to wrongs, only to being right, and will not consider other believers of various denominations as his brother/sister…top that off, he censors out messages of the acceptance type and allows only divisionary topics…this he teaches to others.
So what messages are coming out of that site? Rick Warren and anyone that follows the ‘purpose-driven’ life are anti-christs (against Jesus). Trying to be ‘modern’ with your faith is wrong, we should look up to the Puritans (see last blog for American history). Christian rock music, humor, and plays are right out of the question. Basically, if you can make it seem like you are one of the only ‘chosen’ ones of God then all is well with the world.
Listen up. You can try as hard as you will but you will never destroy the body of Christ, he chose these people not you. You may not like them and they might not like you but you are brothers and sisters. No amount of scripture you memorize, no amount of judgmental zeal, and no amount of divisionary tactic you produce will change that…why? They are chosen of God also. They believe in Jesus, read His words, and live by them…isn’t that the earmark for a Christian? So quit tearing the body of Christ limb from limb, get over your anger, forgive people, and realize this is a God of love & acceptance we worship, not a God of division. Odd fact, even Satan doesn’t try this hard to divide his kingdom, lest it should fall.