Standing for the "Christian cause"!

People taking a stand  for "Christian causes" by an action or verbalization, believe it is a positive witness for the gospel by drawing attention to what they consider a certain "sin" and he is hailed as a fighter against sin, which in turn draws positive attention to the protester and support to the cause by like minded people. 

However, to believe such undermines the Love and Grace of God by treating it frivolous, fluffy, fraudulent, false and futile, by concluding that the truth of God's Grace and that God does not hate people...while referring to  people who believe that God is loving and graceful beyond measure, as false prophets. This response is due to the fact that they view God as both loving and hateful, dispensing good and if His demeanor for the day depended on whether or not He had His coffee fix in the morning to calm His schizophrenia or not!

Don't you think it odd that Jesus, our example, the express image of God, never organized people to demonstrate for one "Christian cause" during His time upon this earth...neither has He called people to demonstrate for a "Christian cause" since His resurrection! Standing for "Christian causes" is not a Grace Gospel stand, rather it is a stand for the gospel of man!

The words of Jesus are; " So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”(John 13:34-35)

The scriptures declare that God is LOVE! It also declares that anything that believers are involved in that is not based on love for people is irrelevant to the Gospel of Christ.

We are to love God and love people with the love of God.

Loving some people is hard work if we force ourselves to love with human love because we do not understand or know the love of God. To love is not just fuzzy warm feelings; the Jesus kind of love ensures my love for you is an intentional action for your benefit, and your love action for me is for my benefit, this loving then is the work of God in us promoting a positive witness by His Community of Believers to the Community of Humanity as a whole.

Jesus didn't say “Love people who don't sin.” Nor did He say “Love people because they are of your faith persuasion,  He says love, and He means love action for that other person’s benefit. Do it even if you don’t feel like it, even to the people who do not agree with your "Christian cause". Love is action for the others benefit: for their success, healing, renewal, redemption. To love is not a suggestion from Jesus; it is a  out flow of Jesus in you. Love one another is a commandment that fulfills all other commandants. And I might add, a commandment that all of us have broken...and if we are guilty of breaking one commandment we are guilty of breaking ALL and is is because of the Grace and Love of God that we are not held accountable.

John describes it this way: “Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is born of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God—for God is love.”

By rallying behind "Christian Causes" that point out some certain sin as greater than others, we fight for the cause more than we love people! Yet the words of Jesus is "love thy neighbor as thyself". It is impossible to show compassion, mercy, peace and love people by embracing the "Christian cause when we allow the cause to trump people.

Would it not be an eye opener the Community of Humanity...if they could observe the Community of the Redeemed loving people rather than how much they loved to fight for "Christian causes". Should not Christians be seen as a part of the solution rather than escalating the problem? Would it not be better to love people into the Kingdom rather than alienate them from the kingdom by our pompous superior attitudinal stand?

God showed how much He loved us by sending his only Son into the world while we were yet "sinners", He didn't come to "condemn sinners", He came because He "loved sinners"! This is real love. The Father loved us and sent his Son as the sacrifice to take away our sins and to have a true representation of Himself expressing His character in the earth. All who proclaim that Jesus has the Son of God living in them, God is love therefore, the basis of our existence as believers is LOVE.

If we love Jesus we will love like Jesus and He loved "sinning unbelievers"! Jesus does not give us the “option” of hating those who do not believe the way we do, nor did He give us the option of not loving those who are not believers. Whether they are brothers and sisters in Christ, or unbelievers, we are to love them with the God kind of love. If I claim Christ as Savior, I do not have the exclusion of love choice. We were all "unbelievers" yet, he loved us and gave Himself for us.

Jesus said, “You have heard that the Law of Moses says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. BUT I SAY, LOVE your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven". Here Jesus is going against the Law of Moses that the "Christian-cause" fighters heavily maintain adherence to.

As believers we are to love each other in spite of our faults and provide forgiveness to the person who offends us. If you are anything like me, there are times when you have failed to love as Jesus loves but, the simple fact that we have failed to love as Jesus has told us to love, does not exempt us from His command to LOVE!

Hurting people, wounded people, sinning people, sick people, discouraged people, poor people, and unloved people are not looking to be shamed for having a problem by loveless Christians! If the heart of our Father God is LOVE, the heart of the Community of His Redeemed should be LOVE

The best argument for what we believe is not verbally articulated by mouth or by action in standing against what people believe and call it "standing for a Christian cause"...but rather a demonstration of kindness, love and compassion by loving them with the love of God.

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