This is not my usual post where I try to teach. In fact, this week it might be me who needs the lesson. I am looking for opinions. Yes, sometimes I make mistakes, and I’d like to know if I stepped over the line with this one.
Let me start by saying, I know the Bible states in Matthew 7:1-2, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” I try to keep that in the forefront of my mind when dealing with people, otherwise I can be notoriously judgmental. Just ask my daughters. They’ll tell you I’m the first to point a finger at someone else without realizing I have three more pointing back at me. It comes from that self-hate thing I used to have. But God’s working on me with it, so I’ve gotten better.
I also know people aren’t perfect. Not even Christians. Especially Christians.
But when a Christian does something I find anti-Jesus, I have a tendency to point it out. Sometimes loudly. For instance there are liberal Christians who believe abortion should be legal. They state that we shouldn’t judge a woman without walking in her shoes. I’m not judging the woman when I say abortion is wrong, I’m saying the action is wrong. Again, we all sin. I just feel as a Christian, abortion is not something you should support.
I believe you should also not make your political agenda more important than your walk with Jesus. Case in point, a friend of mine, a Christian minister at that, is very liberal. I like to make remarks on her social media posts to try to get others to use their own brains instead of allowing others to think for them. Now don’t start to believe I’m some die-hard conservative, because I’m not. I’m a moderate. There’s good and bad on both sides of the fence. If she posts something I agree with, I state that also.
However, this friend posted an article about the Hobby Lobby ruling. What I found appalling was the article came from an atheist website.
I let her know that a Christian should not use an atheist website to promote their political opinion. She explained that the man was a friend and honest. So honest, he didn’t get the ruling correct, but that’s beside the point. I didn’t care if he was the prettiest flower on the bush. Sending people to his website, in my opinion, is tantamount to endorsing his views.
Am I wrong?
I believe our goal as Christians is to bring others to Jesus Christ. By sending someone to a nonbeliever’s website, are you not chancing that a person who might be undecided about God might choose this guy’s beliefs to follow instead?
Since many of you are Christians, I would like to know what you would have done. Was I out of line? Or are their certain lines you feel Christians should not cross, and if so, what are they?
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