What’s Wrong With Christians Today??

Posted: January 25, 2011 in Contradictions

This afternoon, I read a very disturbing post from a Christian girl who is very active in politics.  She said, “As a Christian, I am anti-abortion, as a citizen the government should stay the hell out of people’s lives and not tell them what they can and can’t do–kill your baby if you want, not my problem, it’s your choice, and so long as you don’t tell me what to do I won’t tell you what to do.  Simple as that.  Let stupid people do stupid things and we’ll be rid of them.”

Excuse me?  “Kill your baby if you want”?  “Let stupid people do stupid things and we’ll be rid of them”? 

First, as Christians, why are we putting our personal views as a citizen ahead of our beliefs as a Christian?  That’s like saying, “As a Christian, I believe Jesus is the Savior, but as a citizen of Earth, let people go freely to hell if they want.  Not my problem!  We’ll just be rid of people like that.”  Jesus has called us to reach the world with truth, not just to live in our own personal bubble, enjoying our perfect little lives.  Great if we have the correct beliefs!  Wonderful if we have the answers!  But how absolutely terrible if we are not spreading the truth of life–both spiritually and physically–to those who are about to choose death. 

Next, sorry, but no, I’ll never say “Kill your baby if you want.  Not my problem.”  It IS my problem.  God says, “Rescue those being led away to death;  hold back those staggering toward slaughter.  If you say, ‘But we knew nothing about this,’ does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?  Does not he who guards your life know it?  Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?” (Proverbs 24:11-12)

Finally, what kind of love are we showing if we say, “Let stupid people do stupid things and we’ll be rid of them”?  Did Jesus say that when He came to earth?  Certainly not.  He wept over Jerusalem:  “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.”  (Matthew 23:37)  It’s one thing if people do not let us help them avoid death and choose life.  But it’s completely another thing if we do not weep over this and wish with all of our hearts that our efforts could have helped them choose another path…

“Show the Way” by David Wilcox

You say you see no hope, you say you see no reason
We should dream that the world would ever change
You’re saying love is foolish to believe
‘Cause there’ll always be some crazy with an Army or a Knife
To wake you from your day dream, put the fear back in your life…

Look, if someone wrote a play just to glorify
What’s stronger than hate, would they not arrange the stage
To look as if the hero came too late he’s almost in defeat
It’s looking like the Evil side will win, so on the Edge
Of every seat, from the moment that the whole thing begins
 

It is love who makes the mortar
And it’s love who stacked these stones
And it’s love who made the stage here
Although it looks like we’re alone
In this scene set in shadows
Like the night is here to stay
There is evil cast around us
But it’s love that wrote the play…
For in this darkness love can show the way

So now the stage is set. Feel you own heart beating
In your chest. This life’s not over yet.
so we get up on our feet and do our best. We play against the
Fear. We play against the reasons not to try
We’re playing for the tears burning in the happy angel’s eyes

For it’s love who makes the mortar
And it’s love who stacked these stones
And it’s love who made the stage here
Although it looks like we’re alone
In this scene set in shadows
Like the night is here to stay
There is evil cast around us
But it’s love that wrote the play…
For in this darkness love can show the way

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Comments
  1. Nancy Brown says:

    I still weep when I think of the horrible and vile things that are done to babies. The “Pennsylvania Doctor” story is only an example made public. May God help us to stand up and speak up for the lives of precious children who cannot defend themselves.

  2. Debra says:

    There are always heros amongst us and one of them is Kristi Lee Brown! A hero is a person who stands for truth, who will continue to help the helpless i.e. the unborn no matter what the opposition says. A hero is a person who never accepts cruelty or mediocrocy but rather is the voice that ony accepts how to value each and every person no matter how very tiny.

    Kristi understands this even in a deeper way because she has a precious little baby of her own who will someday realize what a hero her mother is to so many of us. Her child has such a great example of a godly, true Christian lady who loves her own little one along with all little girls and boys in the womb and out of the womb that God so greatly created.

  3. Annie says:

    Ok. I think I might understand what this girl in politics is saying. Truth is, people don’t want God in the higher elitist positions in the world. I know this because of where I work. She probably can tell they don’t want to listen. Or she’s probably already tried to tell them and they don’t care. It can get so bad that if you care or worry what they do for a second the devil is just waiting to take you out. She shouldn’t care because you’ve got to give people what they want because thats what free will is. God gave us free will to destroy ourselves if we want to. So she’s probably thinking, go ahead, do it! You don’t want to listen, go be free to sin. Just don’t blame God for how miserable you are in the end. You can’t care about people that are so proud….they will destroy you….and they do it for fun…they have admitted it to me. Maybe she came off a little harsh when she said the world will be rid of them. I can also see she might be thinking….evil people raise evil children. This is true also. Children are pretty much clones of their parents. We have warned people so much about abortion…I feel like it’s a waste of time telling an American about this. I think someone from overseas will be more willing to receive from us now. We Americans are so blessed…we think God is stupid now. It’s sad.

    • Hi Annie, Thanks for your comment. You’re right that it’s very easy to give up when people don’t want to listen and already have their minds made up. There’s often not much we can do to change people’s minds when they don’t want to change…that’s true! BUT, I’d still reiterate what I said in the last paragraph of my post. When Jesus knew that Israel would not repent and, instead, would remain hard-hearted, He did not say “go ahead, destroy yourselves!” He WEPT over Jerusalem: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.” (Matthew 23:37) It’s one thing if people do not let us help them avoid death and choose life. But it’s completely another thing if we do not weep over this and wish with all of our hearts that our efforts could have helped them choose another path…

      I don’t think we can give up because people don’t listen. We just THINK people won’t listen…it’s not like we’ve surveyed or talked to every American out there. So, in the end, there is always someone who will listen and change their hearts if we talk to enough people. Plus, we’re kind of giving up on God’s power to change people’s hearts if we stop doing our part and talking. I totally agree that Americans often waste many of the blessings we have, but I still see that as no reason to give up.

      Additionally, while children sometimes are clones of their parents, this is most certainly NOT always true! Both of my parents came from terrible homes, but chose to be 100% different. Read through I and II Kings and see all the kings of Judah and Israel who were raised by evil fathers and turned out to be godly kings who sought the Lord and vice versa. Again, giving up on people is giving in to only what our human eyes can see.

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