What is wrong with Christians

A young college student led our pray in Church this past Sunday. As she spoke about gratefulness, compassion and humility she uttered these nine words towards the end; “Continue to break our hearts for what breaks yours.” 

What she said struck me like a thunderbolt. That is what is wrong with today’s Christians I thought, we have become desensitize to what breaks our Creators heart.

White Evangelicals voted for and continue to support Trump not because he is a morally righteous man, he has certainly proven otherwise and continues to do so everyday. No, they voted for him because he promised them two things; conservative Supreme Court Judges so that they can overturn abortion rights one day and his recognition that Christianity is the dominate religion in America and that dominance, in their opinion, should include a policy voice, rights as well as respect.

Trump was willing to give them all that they asked for their vote. Evangelicals were willing to accept Trump, warts and all, for those guarantees.

What Evangelical Christians have created is the illusion of years of oppression which fits very nicely with Trumps tirades about the Deep State that is persecuting and preventing him from Making America Great Again. The Evangelicals and Trump are a match made in heaven so to speak and when they fall, and they will fall, it will be with a Thud that will be heard around the world.

Being a Christian or acting Christ-like really isn’t that difficult or complicated. We don’t need Presidents, Politicians, laws or Judges. It begins with compassion, empathy, and perspective. It means living your life with your eyes, ears and heart open. It means reacting not with words but with action to what breaks Gods heart.

Like a great eclipse, Trump is blocking “the light of the world” from Evangelical Christians. They have become like the scribes “who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers.” And as Jesus noted “They will receive the greater condemnation.”

Continue to break our hearts for what breaks yours. Amen.

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24 Responses to What is wrong with Christians

  1. Amen brother. If we are heartbroken by what we see in the world, then we are on the right path.

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  2. William Tell says:

    “Being a Christian or acting Christ-like really isn’t that difficult or complicated.” I disagree. It’s simple, but not easy. I have to work at it every day. The focal task for me is loving people I don’t like; including loving the hateful.

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  3. Swarn Gill says:

    Your point is a good one, but I find those 9 words troubling for another reason. I accept that there might be numerous ways to interpret it, but it also feels like a plea to basically act in vengeance on worshippers when they commit actions that go against their creator. Breaking hearts may seem tame, but I think that those words sort of feed into the notion that many religious people have, that whenever something bad happens to them, that the fault therefore lies in some sin they have committed. It just overall seems like an unhealthy relationship between a creator and creation. Maybe “Continue to teach us with compassion when we err”. I don’t know…that’s just what came to my mind.

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  4. President Trump has done something NO other President has even tried to do, let alone succeeded. He has followed through on his campaign promises. Like him or hate him, who cares… he is checking off his campaign promise list one by one… if he gets some push back or stopped in his tracks on an issue… NEXT.

    We are already seeing the tides turn in your previously mentioned SCOTUS nomination… and once he is re-elected (and make no mistake he WILL be re-elected) he will probably get two more before his time is up. That will seal up the SCOTUS for about 20 more years.

    He is getting ready to meet with Kim Jong-Un which I know all of his critics are just seething about. Where was Obama and all of his diplomacy? He did NOTHING. Where Was Bush? Where was Clinton? Crickets.

    The economy…. oh how people must hate him for all of his success with the economy… Chick-Fil-A just announced raising its minimum wage to $17hour… unemployment rates at historic marks for different groups.

    THANK GOD HILLARY didn’t get elected is all I can say.

    Trump – who cares if he’s a Christian, it isn’t like many others before him have fit that bill…. what matters is getting the job done. And that he is doing.

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    • Sounds like you enjoying fornicating with Porn stars & Playboy Bunnies and grabbing a pussy or two yourself. Bring a ladder with you to “Stand Tall For Christ” I think you are going to need it.

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      • Oh I certainly have a dark past, in fact, I am the worst person I have ever met, which makes me more thankful for the Blood of Christ every day.

        He has forgiven and forgotten my transgressions, I am working on that…

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        • You are a fucking moron. Get your head out of your ass. You can’t follow Christ and Trump. Your transgressions multiple each day but oh you ask for forgiveness every night and you think JC wipes the slate clean so you can wake up the next morning and follow a racist, egoistical, bigot. Rinse and repeat, every night. Thank God you and the other old, white, conservative, evangelical people will be dead in 10 years or so. A new America is just around the corner while the worms and maggots are eating your misguided flesh. Your soul? Where Trumps will be. Guess.

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          • Such anger, you should really try not to stress yourself out…. stress is the silent killer. Oh and I have good genes, Ill be around at least another 40 or so years… maybe longer.

            Now if you are going to go about writing about Christians, you should at least know the BASICS… so here you go:

            Jesus died just ONCE on the cross. I was forgiven just ONCE for my sins past present and future. When you go on and on about things you don’t understand, it makes you look foolish.

            Oh and calling people ugly names makes you look like a fool as well.

            Just trying to help you out. So… Less stress, less anger, less foul language…. and you will live a happier and longer life to spend hating Trump.

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          • Angry, hell yea I am angry. You are trying to steal our country. I am no longer going to allow MAGA assholes like you fuck America in the ass in the name of Christ or White Power. You idiots created the anger, watch one of Trumps redneck rally’s. And don’t count on the genes to keep you out of the grave though 40 years might be the right amount of time you need to ask for forgiveness for supporting and blindly following a piece of shit like Trump.

            And just as a matter of record, I understand plenty. You have all the attributes of a one side Christian, shallow and with zero depth. I’ll take foolish over shallow, weak and no depth any day of the week.

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          • “Our Country” that’s funny. A good one. I have a Delta 4/5 ADA 1CD combat patch on my shoulder, so I am pretty sure I am counted among those whose Country this is.

            Now I cannot spend any more time with you, but once you get past all this hate in your heart, you will find Jesus waiting or you. But you will have to turn from all this ugliness… I know you won’t be popular with your friends any more, but your life will take on a new meaning. One that is about God and not about you.

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          • Thank you for your service. I am sorry you have decided to follow the orange Satan rather than the true Christ of love, compassion and grace. Likewise, if you turn now, and quit worshiping Trump your friends won’t like you either but Jesus never gave a shit about what the Pharisees worshiped, money, prestige, and ego (sound familiar?). His message was clear, at least it is clear to me. I hope you find it and quit pretending.

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    • “Notice below how this Atheist enters the debate, he obviously visited my site first to see who he was dealing with, and then upon seeing my posts on Pornography Addiction tries to use my past to discredit me, right out of the gate.” NO, it was a good, obviously very good guess and you are still a moron and I will add this addendum, a Godless, soulless, clueless moron at that.

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