Wednesday, September 20, 2006

There's a Huge Amount of Truth... Rosie O'Donnell's recent claim that radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam to our country.

Now, before my fellow brothers and sisters jump at me, let me explain my POV.

So called Christians like Jerry Falwall are hate mongers, simply put. And what does the Word of God say about that?

1John 2:4 - The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him

followed up by

1John2:9-11 - Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.

In my estimation, these folks are Christians in name only, and not at all what the Lord would have us model to the world. After all, how can someone profess Christ [and thus His teachings], read these kinds of passages in the Word, and then parade around with signs saying "God HATES fags?"

Applying the principle in the above passage looks to me something like:

God = light, love, etc.
A brother who hates people = stumbling in darkness = ungodly

So, if a brother who hates people = ungodly, it's not a huge leap to say that God ≠ hatred of people, right? And, it would make sense that per 1 John 2:4, if a person professing Christ but holding on to hatred is a liar, then they are bound to say false things like, "God HATES fags," right?

Never in the Bible does it say God hated, ever has, or ever will hate a PERSON. Just the contrary, according to John 3:16 and other key verses of the Bible. The same source of knowledge does say that God hates certain actions or mentalities, and in the OT, gives a course of action for people who transgress into those behaviors.

Which brings me to the next point I'd like to make. Adultery used to be a capital offense. Yet when Christ came to earth, He changed the rule-book. Take John 8:1-11. Instead of a step-by-step presentation indoctrinating the hows and whys this woman's sin was wrong and thus separated her from God, Jesus merely said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go and leave your life of sin." We find similar words spoken to the Samaritan woman.

People like Falwell have made homosexuality the "new" adultery (think 'Pink is the new Black') desiring the same castigation that adultery used to have as consequence, when in actuality, we should be focused on ourselves, not the doings and supposed shortcomings of others. I'm not without sin, EVER, so how can I EVEN begin to think I can judge someone else, regardless of the behavior/lifestyle/etc?

So, back to my original point. Rosie's statement. She's right, unfortunately. Moreover, these so-named radical Christians are a huge threat to Christianity in general, allowing Satan to add/delete to/from the gospel of Christ with people falling for it.

In fact, the only radical movement that wouldn't negatively affect America is a radical act of kindness movement. And, wouldn't it be something if Christians were the ones to implement it?


  1. Hey Red Head you have finally gone and done it!!! Telling the truth. When I see those signs I get pretty upset. How those who have been redeemed can act in such a godless way is sad. Now before I get on my self-righteous horse I recall saying some pretty unloving thing too. I just don't know if I can keep coming back here if you are going to make me uncomfortable with truth, :-)

    Bobby Valentine

  2. Hey now....I've always been a teller of the truth, at least as I see it!

    But really, do I get initiated into some club now that I've gone and done it? ;-)

    I was writing my latest post when I got the e-mail that you'd posted, so you missed out on your "props" (does that mean I'm not really cool when I have to "quote" a slang term?).