Have you ever heard the phrase people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones? Maybe your more familiar with what Jesus said he that is without sin cast the first stone (John 8:7). Before you begin to attack or find fault in others examine yourself first.
Imagine a family of people that keep their house dirty but they tell all of their neighbors to keep their house clean. That family is living in delusion because they have not taken care of business themselves yet they point fingers at others. In many ways the church has grown to become the hand that points an index finger only to discover three fingers pointing back at us.
There is so much controversy amongst believers about how non believers speak harshly against the word of God. In many fellowship circles the topic of discussion is what an entertainer, rapper, or politician has said against the Bible. The words of non believers shouldn’t surprise Christians because honestly they don’t believe in God. To hold a non believer to the standard of respecting Jesus would be like holding a Christian to the standard to speak well about atheism.
Our early brothers and sisters lived and served God in pagan lands where many idols where worshipped but their focus was on the word of God. They presented the gospel of Jesus Christ and they engaged in battles with others when necessary. The bulk of their day was not consumed with what the pagans where doing to disrespect Jesus rather the focus was on spreading the gospel and converting non believers.
Jesus has called all of us to be about our Fathers business and to focus on building the kingdom of God. We need more focus on spreading the gospel to non believers instead of debating non believers about their beliefs. We were all once lost and it was the word of God that opened our eyes and we should use that same power to open the eyes of others. The love and grace of God saved my life and was more powerful then someone shouting to me at the top of their lungs that I was wrong for practicing atheism or dabbling in Islam and Buddhism.
The sad truth is that we focus so much on non believers that we neglect to take care of home first. There are many false churches and false pastors leading whole congregations into destruction and blaspheming the name of Christ. We should focus on cleaning house and teaching the real gospel to those within are family because the hypocrites are giving us a bad name. Many preachers are teaching the doctrine of demons and preaching for lust and gain and at the end of the day the only thing many Christians say is did you hear that celebrity or politician say that about God. Let’s focus on teaching the word of God and let the Holy Spirit do its job on saving the world through us.-Amen
For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?-1 Peter 4:17